Lancaster, NY – As 350 Teamsters and area Union Members and Representatives participated in an informational picket held outside Tops Markets’ warehouse distribution facility in the Buffalo Suburb of Lancaster, a Teamsters Auditor traveled to Western New York to review the company’s books over a dispute of $16 million in pension money.
The Teamsters say Tops management is “breaking a promise” to provide a good retirement for its 650 Members who are employed by Erie Logistics Employees, which operates as a subsidiary of Tops Markets LLC and has a warehouse distribution facility in Lancaster. The dispute involves getting $16 million in pension money that the Union wants to be restored to the Employee’s Pension Fund.
On Monday (August 22nd), an estimated 350 Teamsters and area Union Members and Representatives took part in a day-long information picket in front of the Lancaster warehouse distribution facility on Genesee Street, including those from the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the Public Employees Federation (PEF), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the Western New York AFL-CIO Area Labor Federation (WNYALF), the Western New York Council on Occupational Safety & Health (WNYCOSH) and the Coalition for Economic Justice (CEJ), Teamsters Local 264 Representative Darrin Ziemba tells WNYLaborToday.com. Read more