GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Grocery giant Meijer, Inc., and the United Food and Commercial Workers union have reached a tentative labor pact for 36,000 Michigan employees.
The employees are now paid $6 to $18 an hour, union leaders said. The agreement reached Friday would raise wages 13 percent over 41/2 years.
That would make Meijer employees the highest-paid grocery workers in the Midwest, the union leaders told The Detroit News.
The employees will be able to vote on the contract through Sept. 2. Meijer has about 130 stores in Michigan.
Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.