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WestRock Master Contract Covering 9,400 Workers Ratified (1)

Dec. 20, 2019, 5:50 PMUpdated: Dec. 20, 2019, 7:06 PM

United Steelworkers members approved a new four-year master agreement between the union and WestRock Co., the second-largest packaging company in the United States.

The new contract covers more than 9,400 union workers at 62 facilities in 26 states, according to the USW. Details of the agreement weren’t made immediately available but the union said in a statement that annual wages would increase nearly 10% over four years and retirement benefits would be enhanced.

“We value the long-term partnership we have with the United Steelworkers and their many contributions to WestRock,” a company spokesperson said in a statement. “We are ...