United Center workers approve contract, win health and retirement benefits, raises

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Food and beverage workers at the United Center have voted to ratify a new contract with Levy Restaurants.

Officials said 98% of the concession workers voted in favor of the deal, which includes raises, as well as health and retirement benefits.

Unite Here Local 1 said the workers “have changed stadium jobs and the lives of stadium workers in the city forever.”

The union members pressed for an agreement when they staged a one-day strike earlier this month.

“These workers will now earn wages where they can support a family, retire with dignity and have good quality health insurance," Union President Karen Hunt said following the vote.

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