Negotiation Update

Contract Negotiation Update for 5/6/19

We just wrapped yet another round of contract negotiations where corporate executives failed to discuss even ONE of the core values we’re fighting for as a union. No increasing a fair wage for you and your families. No safeguarding the health care protections you’ve earned. No ensuring more hours and staff to make your work safer, and shopping better for the customers we love.

Here’s the deal: these are YOUR stores. You do the hard work to make them great places to shop, every single day. And you do it with a smile.

These corporate executives don’t get it. We’re at the table working long hours to try and hammer out a deal. But these corporations aren’t going to make a deal unless we show the cost of stalling. So let’s send them a message loud and clear: messing with your union brothers and sisters comes with a price.

Show them the price of messing with workers. Share your weekly receipt.

I urge you to share the webpage below with EVERYONE you know. We need every single one of your co-workers, your friends, and family to submit their grocery bill.

We need to put the pressure on as a union and a community. When we show we can hurt their bottom line, they’ll come to the table for some real talk.

Let’s get started -- share your weekly receipt now.

Share the link with family and freinds:

And now we go,

UFCW Local 1167 President

Joe Duffle

Contract Negotiation Update for 4/19/19

We met with Corporate negotiators and the federal mediator April 18 & 19.

The first day was spent bringing the federal mediator up to speed and informing him of our goals and concerns. We continue to advance and advocate for improvements to our contract that will increase our ability to get more hours, pay, and a voice on the job.

Our goals at the bargaining table remain the same.

Family-sustaining Fair Wages:

Work should provide wage increases that make ends meet and allow us to provide for and enjoy our families and lives – without having to work multiple jobs.

More, flexible hours:

Scheduling should provide both the hours we need to support our families with one job, the flexibility to enjoy and take care of our families, and also accommodate the other priorities in our lives.

Health and Retirement Security:

All employees should have benefits that allow us security in our health and dignity in our retirement. We fought hard for ours, and will fight hard to maintain them.

Job Security in changing times:

We understand better than management what consumers want and what works on the floor – and by applying that knowledge we can help shape the grocery jobs of the future in partnership with technology rather than as servants to it.

Democracy in our workplace:

We are partners in the success of our businesses, not pawns to be moved and discarded. Our unity gives us a voice and a vote in both our workplace and our union.

How we win:

The way this contract gets won is by you staying involved. Make sure you, your family, and your friends sign the petition at and share our message on your social media at

Negotiations are ongoing. Our next scheduled dates are May 3rd and 6th.  Check back here for future updates.

Contract Negotiation Update for 4/4/19

Negotiations with Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons continued on April 3 and 4.

We discussed many issues including scheduling and hours as well as wages and the increasing minimum wage. We are still a long way from an acceptable solution however we have explained the importance of these issues to our members.

Today a federal Mediator was called and will be assisting in all future negotiations

7 more negotiations dates have been added for April 18,19, May 3,6,22,23 & 24 /2019.

You deserve a good contract which properly compensates you for your hard work in keeping your company profitable. Stay strong and united

For the latest updates visit or

Sign the petition at

Contract Negotiation Update for 3/22/19

Negotiators met with the union’s financial experts to review our pension and benefit plans, and continued to discuss non-financial contract issues with the corporate negotiators representing Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons.

We continue to press for an accelerated negotiation schedule, but the corporate negotiators continue to slow walk the talks. The lead negotiator for Ralphs failed to even show up for the second day of talks.

Our next talks are set for April 3rd and 4th.

Go to or for updates.

Sign the petition at

Contract Negotiation Update for 3/6/19

We continued negotiations today, reviewing some contract language proposals from Ralphs and Albertsons/Vons management.

We have yet to discuss economic issues such as wages and benefits.

We’re confident we can get a deal if management gets serious about staying at the negotiating table.

Currently, management only offered 4 negotiation days in the next month. We stand ready to negotiate any and every day if necessary.

Our union and members are ready and strong. Our next negotiation date is March 21st. Look here for ongoing updates.

Nogitiation Update for 3/5/19

Negotiations began today with Kroger (parent company of Ralphs) and Albertsons (parent company of Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions).

Your union joined UFCW locals 8, 135, 324, 770, 1428, and 1442 and sent our initial proposals across the table.

Union negotiators presented plans to proactively deal with technology in the workplace, simplify work classifications, increase training, give you more notice and flexibility in scheduling.

Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons contract protections remain in effect and will continue to protect you and be enforced.

Gelsons, Stater Bros, and Super A management signed extension agreements.

Negotiations continue tomorrow and we will update following the meeting.

Nogitiation Update for 3/1/19

What Happens When Our Contract With Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs Expires?
  1. The grocery contract covering our Albertsons Vons and Ralphs stores expires on March 3rd, 2019. What happens on March 4th?
  2. The protections of the contract stay in place. Your hours, wages, benefits, and job protections will remain in force.
  3. As long as we are still in bargaining the company must abide by the contract, and our union will continue to enforce it and represent you in the workplace.
  4. Our union negotiators are working hard to get management to the table. Management is slow-walking negotiations to try and force a bad deal. Despite our union’s efforts, the companies refused to bargain before the expiration of our contract.

First bargaining session with Albertsons Vons and Ralphs is on March 5th and 6th, 2019.

Join in the fight for a fair contract and sign the petition

Stater Bros Negotiation Update 3/5/2019:

Your current contract with Stater Bros is also set to expire March 3rd, 2019.

We are pleased to announce that today a contract extension with all 7 UFCW local Unions and Stater Bros Markets has been signed.
The contract extension will extend the terms and conditions of our current contract beyond March 3rd, 2019.
This contract extension will allow you to continue to work until a successor agreement can be negotiated.

For future updates check back here, contact your Union Representative download the UFCW1167 App.