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  • Three-year Agreement Ratified by American Greetings Teamsters
    Updated On: Apr 03, 2017

    Apr 03, 2017

    A new three-year agreement was recently ratified at American Greetings in Bardstown. The contract passed by over two to one. There are improvements in creating a new job classification that will help reduce some mandatory overtime, adding a new long term disability insurance, lifting the job bid ban on some positions, no increases to Insurance premiums for two years and lower the maximums for the third year, improved the formula for perfect attendance, raised the number of people who can be off at Christmas, pay increases for each year, extra wage increases for the second tier employees and added to the number of people who the company provides protective shoes.

    President Zuckerman and the rest of the Teamsters 89 E-Board wishes to congratulate and thank the Teamsters who made up the American Greetings Negotiating Committee: 

    Business Agent John Bolton (Chair)

    Chief Steward Becky DeVore

    Steward Joan Godby

    Steward Joe Skube

    Steward Kevin Myers

    Steward Lisa Thompson

    Steward Janice Taylor

    Steward Keith Blandford

    “I would like to thank the committee for the strength and knowledge they showed through these negotiations,” said Secretary-Treasurer Bolton. “I would also like to thank the people who helped with signing in members and vote counts; Gail Bowling, Betsy Blandford, Donna Benningfield, Frank ‘Boy’ Culver, Marilyn Schuyler, Sue Downs, Julie Lewis, Donna Spaulding, and Audrey Chesser.”


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