(UPDATED 11 a.m.) Teamsters at Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx have decided not to strike after reaching a tentative agreement on a new contract.
"Teamsters Local 202 reached a tentative agreement with the Hunts Point Produce Market late tonight, covering 1,100 warehouse workers, drivers and other market employees," Alex Moore, communications director with Teamsters Joint Council 16, wrote in an early-morning e-mail Jan. 17. "Workers are reporting to work as usual.
"Details of the agreement will not be will not be released at this time," according to Moore's e-mail. "Members will vote on the tentative agreement later this week."
The teamsters' contracts expired Jan. 16. Days earlier, they voted to authorize a strike if their demand for a higher raise wasn’t met. According to the union, the proposed contract initially included a 30-cent an hour raise. According to media reports, the union wanted $1 an hour raise.
The union earlier reported it was in negotiations on the contract since November.