January 28, 2019
UFCW Local 152 members at Reed and Perrine in Tennent, New Jersey, ratified a new contract on Jan. 18 that improves wages and benefits.
With the new, three-year contract, Reed and Perrine members will now receive a wage increase each year for the lifetime of the contract. The new contract also includes health care contributions by the company, as well as an increase in the maintenance of benefits and pension contributions over the life of the contract.
UFCW Local 152 represents about 10 members at Reed and Perrine, who are employed as mixers, material handlers, truck drivers, and warehouse workers. Founded in 1916, Reed and Perrine has grown from a small regional supplier to a Northeast supplier shipping from Maine to Georgia to Chicago, offering products such as fertilizers, road salts, and landscaping supplies.