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Acme workers to vote on new deal

Union workers at Acme Markets around Philadelphia are expected to vote Tuesday on a new contract, ending a long stalemate with the retailer.

Representatives of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776 reached a tentative contract agreement with the Malvern, Pa.-based retailer last week. The tentative agreement provides wage increases, benefits security and improved job security, the union said. The contract covers 3,000 workers at 37 Acme stores.

“I am pleased to have reached a positive place in negotiations with Acme Markets. It has been a long process but was well worth securing what these workers deserve," Wendell Young IV, Local 1776 president, said in a statement.

Acme workers have been working under contract extension since February 2012.

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