ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Some 900 members of the local Teamsters 118 will vote starting Monday on the latest labor offer from Wegmans.
A six-month contract fight between employees and the grocer took to the skies Sunday.
The Teamsters paid for a skywriter to post pro-union messages above Ralph Wilson Stadium at Sunday's Bills game.
At issue is the union's wish to stay part of the state Teamsters' Conference Pension and Retirement Fund.
Wegmans officials say that plan is underfunded by nearly $2 billion.
They want to shift contributions to another pension plan.
The latest Wegmans offer would give each full-time employee an immediate $1,000 lump sum.
They'd also get an 18 percent pay increase over the life of the six-year contract.
Wegmans responded to the teamsters complaints with a statement: "The union claims that we are destroying Rochester jobs, which is untrue. We are proud of the 885 jobs for the employees in this bargaining unit. That’s up from 800 jobs just 8 years ago in spite of the economic conditions and southern distribution center expansion at Wegmans."
Wegmans officials also said this last offer will be their final one.