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PHARMACIST NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE FOR 11/4/19

Voting on the new contract has concluded and the votes are tabulated.

The results:

Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions pharmacists approved the contract.

Ralphs pharmacists voted to reject the contract and authorized a strike, if necessary.

More information will follow shortly about next steps in the negotiations.



Retro Pay Update

Members who work for Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons should have already received their retro pay. If you have an issue or question regarding your retro payment, please contact your union representative as soon as possible.

Stater Bros has already implemented the wage increase. Stater Bros has scheduled for you to receive your retro pay Friday,
November 8, 2019. If you have an issue or question regarding your retro payment please contact your union representative.

To find the Union Representative for your store click here.


Gelson’s Negotiation Update for October 16, 2019

We are proud to announce the ratification of a new three-year contract for the Southern California union grocery workers working at Gelsons. The Contract was passed by the majority of our members and by all Southern California locals after voting on October 15th, 2019.
These contracts provide significant wage increases, retro pay, wage progression improvements, funding to guarantee health care benefits and retirement security for our members.

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October 2, 2019 Stater Bros Employees Ratify New Contract

We are proud to announce the ratification of a new three-year contract for the Southern California union grocery workers working at Stater Bros Markets and the Stater Bros Meat Distribution Center. The Contracts were passed by an overwhelming majority of our members and by all Southern California locals after voting on September 30th and October 1st, 2019

These contracts provide significant wage increases, retro pay, wage progression improvements, more advanced notice of work schedules for employees, funding to guarantee health care benefits and retirement security for our members.

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We want to thank those Stater Bros members who participated in the voting processs, and especially those who participated in the Community Actions at Albertsons, Vons, and Ralphs. We appreciate your unwavering support and patience.

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Negotiation Update for October 1, 2019

Super A Negotiations are scheduled to begin September 16th, 2019.

Reminder: Gelsons Negotiations are scheduled for September 13th, 2019. Check back here for updates.


Stater Bros Update for September 18, 2019

After months of negotiations, we are proud to announce that today, we were able to reach a tentative agreement with Stater Bros.

We know the road to get here has been a long one for you and your co-workers. Local 1167 would like to thank those who showed up and fought side by side with your union brothers and sisters at Albertsons Ralphs and Vons by attending the rallies and store actions in southern California. These actions have been the driving force behind getting a fair deal for everyone. We thank you for your efforts! 

Local 1167 Contract ratification votes are being will take place on September 30th, 2019. Information on voting locations and times are not yet final, once finalized, will be sent to eligible Stater Bros members home. For voter eligibility, please bring the letter mail to your home with you to the vote meetings.

Thank you for everything you have done during this negotiation process and for your patients.  It has been an honor to represent you.


Pharmacist Update for September 17, 2019

We are proud to announce we have a tentative Pharmacist Agreement with Albertsons, Vons, and Ralphs

We know the road to get here has been a long one for you and your co-workers. You have helped to stand up for good jobs with your co-workers and customers at over 200 community rallies and store actions in southern California recently. These actions have been the driving force behind getting a deal that you can be proud to have stood up for for the entire store.

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.

Local 1167 Pharmacist contract ratification vote will take place via Mail Ballot. 

In the coming weeks, check your mailbox. You will receive, a Contract Fact Sheet listing the proposed changes to the agreement, a Ballot, Ballot envelope, return envelope, and voting instructions. 

Thank you for everything you have done during this negotiation process. It has been an honor to represent you.


Negotiation Update for September 12, 2019

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.

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Pharmacist Negotiation Update for September 10, 2019

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 Update for September 10, 2019

Gelsons Negotiations are scheduled for September 13th, 2019. Check back here for updates.

Stater Bros Negotiation Update for September 8, 2019

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


Negotiation Update for September 8, 2019

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.