For more than a year, Angelica and UNITE HERE have been engaged in a dispute over the best way to provide free choice to Angelica’s non-union employees in deciding whether they wish to join the union. But under a new agreement with the company announced on June 14, employees at Angelica’s non-union facilities will have a fair selection process through which they may choose whether they wish to have UNITE HERE as their exclusive bargaining representative. The union is expected to soon initiate organizing efforts at the company’s non-union facilities under the terms of this agreement.
In connection with this agreement, the company and the union have negotiated new, tentative collective bargaining agreements covering those facilities where existing bargaining agreements had expired. These facilities include the company’s laundry plants in Antioch, Fresno and Sacramento, California; Batavia, New York; Tampa, Florida; and Dallas and Wichita Falls, Texas.
The settlement agreement is subject to employees at each of these plants voting to ratify the collective bargaining agreements.