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Effective June 26, minimum starting wage for all positions at the Brattleboro Food Co-op was raised from $13.44 per hour to $15.

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BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Food Co-op recently increased pay to all team members.

Effective June 26, the minimum starting wage for all positions was raised from $13.44 per hour to $15. Additionally, all team members (with the exception of the general manager) will receive an increase in pay commensurate with this adjustment to the minimum starting pay.

The co-op describes itself as a union team, and notes that the world has changed significantly since the last contract negotiation. The COVID-19 pandemic, political and civil unrest, war in Ukraine and disruptions because of climate change have had a significant effect on supply chain, labor, housing and overall inflation.

This materially changed the economic environment that employees are facing.

The co-op extended gratitude to the UFCW Local 1459 “for the advocacy, guidance and partnership that helped make this increase possible.”


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