Workers Ratify New Deal With Spartan Stores

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Warehouse, transportation and maintenance workers at Spartan Stores [1]’ distribution center here have ratified a new three-year contract, Spartan said Tuesday.

The local bargaining unit associates, represented by Teamsters Local 406, were previously working under an approved one-year contract extension of a five-year labor agreement that expired in October 2011.

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"We are very pleased to have ratified the labor agreement with our warehouse and transportation associates," Dennis Eidson, Spartan's president and chief executive officer, said in a statement. "This demonstrates our consistent focus on strong labor relations to provide associates with quality compensation and benefit packages."

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