Dear UFCW Local 1776 Members,
I am writing to inform you that the company has agreed to pay all hourly workers an additional $1.00 per hour “appreciation bonus” for the holiday season. This new pay program comes after lengthy discussions with the company and in coordination with our sister local, the Ohio-based UFCW Local 880.
Additionally, the company agreed to pay a minimum $.50 per hour bonus in January and February of 2021. The company is suspending the current hourly bonus program on October 31st.
The new “appreciation bonus” of $1.00 per hour will be paid for all hours worked between November 1st 2020 and January 2nd 2021 by hourly workers. The $.50 “appreciation bonus” will be paid for hours worked in January and February 2021. The bonuses will be paid in a lump sum.
Right now, we are experiencing a spike in Covid-19 cases and deaths and it is important to continue observing the safety protocols: wearing a mask or faceshield, washing your hands and keeping a social distance. Our number one concern is and always will be your safety on the job.
This new pay program is a direct recognition of the hard work you are doing as front line, essential workers. If you have any questions please contact your union representative.
Yours in solidarity,
Wendell Young IV