We are proud to announce the ratification of a new three-year contract for the Southern California union grocery workers working at parent employers Kroger and Albertsons. It was passed by our members and by all Southern California locals after voting Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
The new contracts will achieve guaranteed wage increases above the state’s minimum wage for all workers, retro pay, continued access to affordable and quality healthcare while maintaining healthy reserve funds, and a pension that will be maintained and fully funded.
The contract is the result of months of bargaining that culminated after several days and nights of back-to-back negotiating under the supervision of Federal mediators. It was tough going, but we were able to achieve our goals and provide for our membership.
Local 1167 would like to thank all the consumers, working families, allies, community leaders and most importantly our MEMBERS who showed their unwavering support and resolve during this fight for respect and fair wages and benefits.
Contract negotiations over Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons Pharmacists; and Stater Bros. and Gelsons employees are scheduled to resume in the coming weeks.
There is NO vote meetings schedule for Albertsons, Vons, and Ralphs Pharmacist at this time. More Negotiations are re-scheduled for September 13th, 2019. Check back here for updates.
Gelsons Negotiations are scheduled for September 13th, 2019. Check back here for updates.
Although the contract with Stater Bros and Gelsons are separate agreements, Medical and Pension Benefits are tied to the Master Food Agreement. Negotiations with Stater Bros and Gelosons will most likely take place in the coming weeks. All eligible Stater Bros and Gelsons members will be notified by mail as to the voting times and locations after the conclusion of those negotiations
We are proud to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs.
We know the road to get here has been a long one for you and your co-workers. Your dedication to standing up for good jobs – engaging tens of thousands of customers with over 200 community rallies and store actions – has been the driving force behind getting a deal that you can be proud to have stood up for.
Because you are part of a union family, you have a voice, and a vote. Let’s make it count.
Your vote is what will seal the deal and ratify your contract. You are the ultimate decider on the terms of your employment. At your voting location, you will get a copy of the tentative agreement as well the opportunity to ask questions and go over the entire package.
Contract ratification votes will take place Tuesday, September Tenth and Wednesday, September Eleventh.
For voting times and locations please refer to the letter sent to your home or contact your union representative.
The decision to protest, to take a stand for a better life, is a tough one. But, when we stand together, when we engage our coworkers, customers, friends, families, and neighbors, we strengthen working families and protect customer service in our communities. When we stand together, we win.
Thank you for everything you have done during this negotiation process. It has been an honor to represent you.
You are what keeps grocery jobs good jobs in California.