April 29, 2019

Local 700 Workers in Indianapolis Get a Raise With New Contract

Members of UFCW Local 700 who work at Chartwells Food Service in Indianapolis recently ratified a new contract that includes better wages and protects benefits.

The three-year contract includes guaranteed wage increases, health care protections, and additional paid time off. The Bargaining Committee was also able to add more workplace protections by strengthening the grievance process, securing language around bargaining unit work, and adding another steward to enforce the contract.

“We were successful at the bargaining table because we stuck together in the workplace,” said UFCW Local 700 President Joe Chorpenning. “Our members fought together to reach an agreement that creates more opportunity for Chartwells workers and their families to have a better life.”