February 19, 2019
Members of UFCW Local 919 who work at Arett Sales in Bristol, Connecticut, recently ratified a first union contract that raises wages and improves working conditions. The 41 workers, who work in the warehouse distribution division of Arett Sales, joined UFCW Local 919 last May because they were concerned about harsh treatment by management, unsafe working conditions, poor wages and forced overtime. Arett Sales Corporation is a distributor of lawn, garden, home and holiday supplies.
The three-and-a-half-year agreement includes new scheduling language that allows employees the benefit of knowing day-to-day when they can go home, guaranteed raises twice a year during every year of the agreement, a ratification bonus, and strong seniority language to finally end favoritism.