Negotiation Update

Contract Negotiation Update for 3/22/19

Negotiators met with the union’s financial expects 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.

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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.

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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.

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