Heartland Livestock Services ratify new deal

On April 26, UFCW Local 832 members at Heartland Livestock Services voted to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with wage increases of 8.25% over the course of the three-year contract. 

Other highlights from their contract include:

  • The addition of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) into contract language, as well as overall language cleanup
  • Added the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a holiday.
  • A one-hour increase to minimum shift hours and emergency call-ins (from three to four hours) and an increased allotment for meal allowances.

“Our members were happy to see some meaningful contract improvements with this round of negotiations,” says Joe Carreiro, Union Negotiator. 

UFCW Local 832 has 11 members at Heartland Livestock Services who unloading cattle at the livestock yard and taking them into the ring on sale days. The size and amount of sales can vary but our members tend to be busiest after harvest and in the winter months.