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Employees of Rite Aide Distribution Center in Poca, WV say no to strike

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CHARLESTON, WV -

Employees of the Rite Aid Distribution Center in Poca, WV voted not to strike. Workers met at the Teamsters Local 175 on Sunday, Dec. 15 to discuss options.

According to Ken Hall President Teamsters Local 175, "Teamster members at Rite Aid voted overwhelmingly to reject the company's final offer which included substantial concessions in many areas.

Despite the rejection our members are willing to continue working to serve the customers.  

The union is willing to address serious concerns, including the code of health care, providing the company is willing to make a more reasonable approach to solve the issues.  Our members are reasonable people willing to compromise on important issues, but they are not willing to give up everything they have worked for over the past 30 years.

The ball is in the company's court to return to the table and negotiate a fair and reasonable compromise that allows the company to operate competitively while at the same time providing our members jobs that provide a living wage and benefits necessary to support their families."

WOWK TV has reached out to Ride Aide representatives for a statement. We are still waiting to hear back from them.