Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions pharmacists Negotiation Update or September 2, 2022

During the most recent Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions pharmacy contract ratification vote, ballots were accidentally sent to 29 Ralphs pharmacists members. This error did not impact the vote result.

As soon as the error was discovered, the Local involved notified Election Buddy, the third party that administers our electronic voting, so those ballots could be "spoiled." This means that Election Buddy was able to remove any ballots cast by these 29 Ralphs pharmacists while ensuring that the vote remains anonymous.

We have made a request to Election Buddy to provide confirmation that no Ralphs votes were included in the final vote results and to do their own compilation of the election results so that you can have confidence in the final result. It will take Election Buddy a few days to provide this analysis, and we will provide it to you as soon as we have it.

Although we have a general practice of not releasing final vote results, we will provide you the total vote results to be as transparent as possible so that all Rx members can have confidence in the result:


Eligible voters: 562
Total voted: 469
Yes votes: 273;
No votes: 196

If you have any questions, please contact your Union Representative



Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions pharmacists Negotiation Update or August 28, 2022

Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions pharmacists have collectively voted YES to accept their contract.

This means Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions pharmacists now have a four-year contract in place, effective immediately.

We will be asking the company to institute the wage increases and return you to your previous schedules immediately.

You will also be receiving your retroactive pay as soon as possible.

Thank you for showing your commitment to this process by voting, attending meetings, and standing with your coworkers.



Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions pharmacists Negotiation Update or August 25, 2022

On Tuesday, August 23, 2022, All SoCal Locals met with Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions. The company formally notified us that the contract they previously presented is now their final offer.

What Does This Mean?

If you have any questions please contact your union representative



Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions pharmacists Negotiation Update or August 17, 2022

All SoCal UFCW locals have confirmed that we will be meeting with the company again on Tuesday, August 23rd in the afternoon. We will keep you informed of any updates.



Pharmacist Update for August 10, 2022

Ralphs, Albertsons, and Vons/Pavilions Pharmacists have been voting on whether to ratify the contract offer presented to them over the past three days.

While the contract offer is the same for all pharmacists, Ralphs pharmacists and Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions pharmacists have separate agreements and voted separately on the offers based on your employer:
For pharmacists who work at Ralphs, you have voted YES to ratify this contract which means you now have a four-year contract in place, effective immediately.
We will ask Ralphs to institute the wage increases and return you to your previous schedules immediately.

Albertsons and Von/Pavilions pharmacists have voted NO to reject this contract.

For those pharmacists that work at Albertsons, Vons, or Pavilions, we have asked the company to return to the bargaining table immediately to continue negotiations on your contract.

We will be in touch with the next steps as soon as possible.

Updates will be posted to this space when they become available



Pharmacist Update for August 4, 2022

TENTATIVE PHARMACIST AGREEMENT REACHED WITH Ralphs and ALBERTSONS/VONS

After 24 hours of continuous bargaining with Ralphs and Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions, we have a new offer with proposals that address staffing, scheduling, and wage increases.

Your strength, solidarity, and determination brought these companies back to the bargaining table and allowed us to secure an offer that addresses your top priorities.

Your bargaining committee, made up of your union pharmacy colleagues, recommends a yes vote on this contract offer.

Remember, this is a tentative agreement, and NOTHING is final until you get a chance to review it in detail and vote on this contract.



On Sunday, August 7, at 7:30 pm, there will be a contract review ZOOM meeting where you will have a chance to get all the contract details and ask questions.

This meeting is only for UFCW 1167 pharmacists who work at Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs.
Please register no later than 5pm on Friday, August 5, 2022 using the following link. click here to register

After your registration approval, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about joining the meeting.
If you don’t see the confirmation in your inbox, please check your junk mail or contact your union representative at 909-877-5000.
Please do not share your Zoom link with others. Zoom will admit only one device per link into the meeting

Voting will be conducted electronically, and you will receive your ballot on Monday morning. You will receive more information at Sunday night’s meeting, so please plan to attend!



Pharmacist Update for July 28, 2022 - Zoom Meeting

UFCW Local 1167 will hold a Zoom meeting on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at 7:30 pm to discuss the next steps after Pharmacist rejected the contract offer earlier this week.

This meeting is only for UFCW Local 1167 pharmacists working at Albertsons, Vons, and Ralphs. 

UFCW Local 1167 Pharmacist members must register no later than 5 pm on Friday, July 29, 2022, using the link below.

After your registration is approved, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about joining the meeting.

If you don’t see the confirmation in your inbox, please check your junk mail or contact Matt Bruno at 909-877-5000 ext 150. 

Please do not share your Zoom link with others. Zoom will only admit one device per link into the meeting. 

To register for the Zoom meeting, click here.

*After SoCal UFCW Pharmacist rejected the contract offer earlier this week, All SoCal UFCW Locals were able to schedule negotiations for Wednesday, August 3, 2022. 



Ralphs and Albertsons/Vons/Pavillions Pharmacist Upate for 7/27/22

So Cal Pharmacists have voted NO and rejected the current contract offer from Albertsons, Vons, and Ralphs.

Over the past three days, you and your colleagues have been voting on whether to ratify the contract offer we presented to you for your consideration.

You have collectively voted to reject the contract offer.

By taking the time to thoughtfully review the contract offer, attend meetings, ask questions, and ultimately make your voice heard, you have made us a stronger union.

Our top priority is to advocate for the needs of the majority of our members, and we stand behind our members’ decision to reject this contract. Your vote has made it clear how important patient care, staffing levels, and a fair wage are to you.

While we are preparing the next steps, we have been asked by the federal mediator to allow the companies to return to the table next week. We will continue to update you on any new bargaining dates and strike action.

Thanks to all Pharmacists participating in this vote and for making your voice heard.

Check back to this space for updates.



All SoCal Locals Reach Tentative Pharmacist Agreement With Ralphs and Albertsons/Vons/Pavillions

Because of your hard work and dedication to standing together and making your voices heard, all UFCW SoCal Local unions have reached a tentative agreement on your contract after meeting with Representatives from Ralphs and Albertsons/Vons/Pavillions yesterday.

Vote meeting information regarding locations, dates, and times will be sent to Ralphs, and Albertsons/Vons/Pavillions Pharmacist members' homes, where we will go over the details of this agreement and let you make the ultimate decision on the terms of your contract.

Your vote is your voice. This contract is not final until you say it is, so please make sure you participate in your ratification meeting. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please reach out to your Union Representative.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please reach out to your Union Representative.

More information will be posted to this space when it becomes available.



Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions Pharmacy Tech Important Information 7/21/2022


Your pharmacist coworkers work under a separate agreement from yours. Over the past week, your fellow Pharmacists have voted to act and authorize a ULP Strike. We may take action in the coming days or weeks if your employers continue committing unfair labor practices (ULP's).
More negotiations are scheduled for Friday, July 22, 2002.

What does this mean?

This vote prepares all of us to take action if the companies continue to commit unfair labor practices that undermine UFCW Pharmacist's ability to get the wages and benefits they deserve. A strike is always a last resort; we will continue pushing the companies to do the right thing and bargain in good faith. 
A representative from your union will notify workers, if a decision is made, to strike.

DO NOT WALK OUT UNLESS INSTRUCTED TO BY YOUR UNION REPRESENTATIVE.

In the coming days or weeks, and if a strike is called, you show up to work and your Pharmacy is temporarily closed, you see your fellow Pharmacist on Strike, or your employer sends you home, please let them know you would like to work elsewhere in your store. 

AGAIN: DO NOT WALK OUT UNTIL YOUR UNION NOTIFIES YOU.
If you walk out before that, you can be disciplined and/or fired by your employer.
You will always be the first to know if we are taking action. 
If the companies force us to call a strike, we will have strike benefit funds available to support our members.  



Albertsons/Vons and Ralphs Pharmacist Negotiation Update for 7/20/2022

Albertsons/Vons and Ralphs pharmacist overwhelmingly voted to authorize a ULP strike.

This vote prepares all of us to take action if the companies continue to commit unfair labor practices that undermine your ability to get the wages and benefits you need. A strike is always a last resort, and we will continue to push for the companies to do the right thing and come to the table prepared to bargain in good faith.

Additional negotiation dates are scheduled for July 22, 2022.

More information will be posted to this space when it becomes available.



Pharmacist URGENT MEETING Information and Negotiation Update for 7/13/2022

On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, we met with Ralphs, and Albertsons/Vons/Pavillions to continue to bargain for the contract you deserve.

However, the companies squandered the opportunity to make real progress and instead continued to play games and undervalue your worth. At the same time, these companies are committing unfair labor practices that further undermine your ability to secure a strong contract.

We will be holding an URGENT MEETING on Sunday 07/17/2022 at 7:30 pm, where we will go over what has been happening at the bargaining table, what next steps we will be taking, and how we can stand up against these employers' unlawful actions. It is critically important that you attend the meeting, which you can register for by clicking here.

IMPORTANT - ULP STRIKE AUTHORIZATION VOTE

We will conduct a secret electronic ballot vote on whether to strike in protest of serious unfair labor practices that have interfered with the bargaining process. You will receive your unique ballot and voting instructions by email or text message on 7/18/2022. To confirm your email address or texting number, please contact Matt Bruno at (909) 877-5000 x150.

This week, we are also reaching out to fellow union members working alongside you at Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons, and Pavillions, who were in your shoes just months ago. We want them to know what has been happening with your contract and how they can stand with you in solidarity as you continue to fight for what you deserve. As you continue conversing with your fellow union members, remember: we are 60,000 members strong. 



Pharmacist Negotiation Update for 6/20/2022

Local 1167, along with all other  SoCal UFCW locals, met with Albertsons, Vons, and Ralphs Monday, June 20, 2022. While we will continue negotiating on July 13 & July 22, 2022, a small amount of progress has been made.

Minimum guarantee of hours, staffing, wages, and patient care continue to be significant points of concern in negotiations.

For those who have receded your alternative work schedule, know that it has had an impact.

Please stay informed. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact your Union Representative at 909-877-5000



Pharmacist Negotiation Update for 5/31/2022

After five meetings, the companies continue to offer an insulting wage increase of 60 cents, 70 cents, and 75 cents.

Your bargaining committee has already signed their 12-Hour Alternative Schedule Waiver Rescission to show the companies we are ready to fight in preparation for our meetings June 1, 20 and July 13, 22, 2022.

Show your support by rescinding the 12-Hour Alternative Schedule Waiver.

Check back to this space for updates



Super A Foods Update for 5/24/2022

Yesterday SoCal UFCW members working at Super A Foods ratified a new 3-year agreement.

The new agreement includes:



Gelsons Negotiations Update for 5/6/2022

Gelsons Contract Ratified

SoCal UFCW Members have officially ratified the new three-year agreement with Gelsons.

The new agreement includes:

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to your union representative.

Gelsons

Gelsons Negotiations Update for 4/28/2022

TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REACHED WITH GELSONS

Because of your hard work and dedication to standing together and making your voices heard, all UFCW SoCal Local unions have reached a tentative agreement on your contract after meeting again with Gelsons.

Vote meeting information regarding locations, dates, and times will be sent to Gelsons. Members' homes, where we will go over the details of this agreement and let you make the ultimate decision on the terms of your contract. Your vote is your voice.

This contract is not finalized until you say it is, so please make sure you attend your ratification meeting.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please reach out to your Union Representative.



Gelsons Negotiations Update for 4/27/2022

SoCal UFCW Locals met with Gelsons on April 22, 2022. Negotiations were productive, and progress was made.

More negotiations are scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 2022.

Check back to this space for updates.



Pharmacist Negotiation Update for 4/27/2022

SoCal UFCW Locals met with Albertsons, Vons, and Ralphs over the Pharmacist Agreement on April 18, 2022. Negotiations were productive, and some progress was made.

More negotiations are scheduled for Thursday, May 6 and 18, 2022.

Check back to this space for updates.



Gelsons Negotiations Update for 4/15/2022

More negotiations are scheduled for April 22, 2022. Check back to this space for future updates.



Pharmacist Negotiation Update for 4/15/2022

Albertsons, Vons, and Ralphs Pharmacist negotiations resume April 18, 2022. Check back to this space for the latest updates



Ralphs, Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions Contract Has Been Ratified

The new three-year agreement with Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions has officially been ratified by SoCal UFCW Members.

Because of their solidarity and commitment to fighting for the contract you deserve, the new agreement includes: 

After more than two years of risking your lives to serve California's communities as essential workers, the pandemic and its deadly impact still are not over. UFCW Members' solidarity and the outpouring of support from your customers and communities prove that it is possible to secure a fair deal when we stand together.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to your union representative.



New Stater Bros. contract has been ratified!

A new 3-year agreement with Stater Bros. has been ratified by SoCal UFCW Stater Bros. members and goes into effect starting today, April 9, 2022.

For more than two years of Stater Bros. members risking their lives to serve California’s communities as essential workers, and because of their solidarity and commitment to fighting for the contract they deserve, the new contract includes: 

While the pandemic and its deadly impact may not be over, UFCW Local 1167 members solidarity, and the outpouring of support from your customers and communities, have proven it is possible to secure a fair deal when we have each other's backs. 

This new contract secured raises our Stater Bros. members deserve, better healthcare, and protected pension over the next three years, and sets the benchmark for generations of essential California grocery workers for years to come.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your steward or union rep.

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Gelsons Negotiations Update for 4/8/2022

UFCW Locals met today with Gelsons and exchanged comprehensive wage and language proposals. We have scheduled additional negotiation dates next week. Please refer to this space for future updates.



Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs PHARMACIST Negotiations Update for 4/7/2022

All SoCal UFCW Locas will be back at the negotiation table with Albertsons, Vons, and Ralphs over the Pharmacist agreement on Monday, April 18, 2022.

Updates are posted to this space as they become available.



Gelsons Negotiations Update for 4/7/2022

Negotiations with Gelsons continue on Friday, April 8, 2022.

Updates are posted to this space as they become available.



Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs Negotiations Update for 4/4/2022

*Updated 4/6/2022

All SoCal UFCW Local Unions have reached a tentative agreement with Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions and Ralphs.

This deal would not have been possible without the strength of the 60,000 members behind us at the table..

Important Reminders Next Steps

UFCW staff from all over the country are being sent in to assist with this historic vote. Your solidarity and victory here sends a message to workers everywhere– that essential workers have earned and deserve a better life.

Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs Ratification Vote Information

Wednesday, April 13 & Thursday, April 14, 2022
9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

FOR VOTING ELIGIBILITY MEMBERS MUST BRING THE LETTER MAILED TO ALBERTSONS, VONS and RALPHS EMPLOYEES HOME.

Wednesday April 13, 2022

Thursday April 14, 2022



 

Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs Negotiations Update for 4/2/2022

Ralphs and Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions have been disrespectful at the bargaining table and have barely budged in their offer.

Their (in)action at the table demonstrates that these companies are not interested in negotiating the fair contract that you truly deserve.

Both companies continue to play games at the bargaining table while committing unlawful practices that violate your legal rights as a worker.

A strike is always a last resort, but Ralphs and Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions undermining your ability to get a fair contract will force a labor dispute. It is crucial that you are prepared.

You might see some new faces in some of your stores over the next few days. UFCW reps from all over the country are coming in to offer their support when it comes to taking action and getting results.

Please reach out to your union rep or steward if you have any questions.

Here is a list of all the federal charges we have filed against Ralphs and Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions 



Stater Bros. Breaking Alert *Updated 4/6/2022

TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REACHED WITH STATER BROS.

Because of your hard work and dedication to standing together and making your voices heard, all UFCW SoCal Local unions have reached a tentative agreement on your contract after meeting again with Stater Bros. this week.

Vote meeting information regarding locations, dates, and times will be sent to Stater Bros. members' homes, where we will go over the details of this agreement and let you make the ultimate decision on the terms of your contract.

Your vote is your voice. This contract is not finalized until you say it is, so please make sure you attend your ratification meeting.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please reach out to your Union Representative.

Stater Bros Ratification Vote Information

Saturday, April 9, 2022
9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

FOR VOTING ELIGIBILITY MEMBERS MUST BRING THE LETTER MAILED TO STATER BROS. EMPLOYEES HOME.



Stater Bros. Negotiations Update for 3/29/2022

SoCal UFCW locals made some progress with Stater Bros. today. We agreed to meet again soon.

Check back to this space for future updates.



Breaking Alert for all Ralphs, Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions Clerks and Pharmacists for 3/26/2022

ULP STRIKE AUTHORIZATION VOTE OVERWHELMINGLY PASSES

Over the past week, you and your fellow Ralphs, Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions members have made your voice heard by overwhelmingly voting to authorize a strike. Should your employers continue committing unfair labor practices (ULP’s) like conducting unlawful surveillance of workers protesting or refusing to implement wage increases as required by your contract, to name a few, then we must take action.

You and your coworkers have shown incredible strength during negotiations, and your vote sends a strong message to these companies that you have earned and deserve better.

What does this mean?

This vote prepares all of us to take action if the companies continue to commit unfair labor practices that undermine your ability to get the wages and benefits you need. A strike is always a last resort, and we will continue to push for the companies to do the right thing and come to the table prepared to bargain in good faith.

A representative from your union will notify workers if a decision is made to strike.

AGAIN: DO NOT WALK OUT UNTIL YOUR UNION NOTIFIES YOU. If you walk out before that, you can be disciplined and/or fired by your employer.

You will always be the first to know if we are taking action. There will be opportunities to attend member meetings, calls, or trainings, where you can ask questions and feel confident about standing up for your rights and standing together.

If the companies force us to take action, we will have strike benefit funds available to support our members.

Next Steps
We are set to meet with Ralphs and Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions again on March 30th and will keep you updated as bargaining progresses.
We look forward to reaching a fair agreement within a reasonable time.

You deserve to be treated with respect, to have the wages you need to live in the communities you serve, and to receive the benefits and protections you are entitled to without unlawful intimidation or surveillance.
You deserve a fair contract, now.

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Stater Bros. Negotiations Update for 3/25/2022

We met with Stater Bros. on Thursday, March 24 and today, March 25, and while there has been productive dialogue on a fair contract, there is still more work to be done.

We will keep you updated as negotiations continue.

In the meantime,​ we want to thank you for the strength and solidarity you have shown over these past few months. You deserve a contract with meaningful wage increases, generous benefits, and strong protections.

Please make sure you are talking with your co-workers about the importance of standing strong and united for a fair contract.

Future updates will be posted as they become available



Stater Bros. Negotiations Update for 3/18/2022

We met with Stater Bros. Thursday, March 17, and addressed contract language items on workplace conditions and presented our proposal on wages.

There was productive dialogue and progress was made.

We will be meeting with the company again on March 24th and 25th to continue discussions. We must remain committed and continue to show our power by talking to our co-workers and staying engaged for a fair contract.

We will keep you updated on progress.

We have heard from countless members how overworked, undervalued, overexposed, and underpaid so many of you feel. How angry and tired and most importantly, how ready so many of you are to stand together for what you know you deserve.

That is why this contract is as essential as you are.

* More Negotiation dates with Stater Bros. added for March 24 & 25, 2022.



Albertsons, Vons and Ralhps Pharmacist Negotiation Update for 3/18/2022

The essential health care you provide is not only critical to our communities, but has been critical to Ralphs and Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions profiting immensely during the pandemic. That's why your bargaining team showed up at the table on March 11th and 14th to negotiate the contract you have earned. Unfortunately, Ralphs and Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions continue to offer pennies for wage increases, a mere 60 cents per hour.

It is so important you make your voice heard during the upcoming votes next week and take a stand against the unfair labor practices that are undermining your power to get a better contract.



Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs Negotiations Update for 3/18/2022

IMPORTANT – Ralphs, Albertsons and Vons ULP STRIKE AUTHORIZATION VOTE ULP STRIKE VOTE MEETINGS

UFCW Locals 8, 135, 324, 770, 1428, 1442, 1167 have scheduled meetings to provide information concerning unfair labor practices committed by your Employer and to explain and conduct secret ballot voting on whether to strike in protest of these serious unfair labor practices that have interfered with the bargaining process.

Meeting Times: 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM, & 7:00 PM.

Below is voting information for UFCW Local 1167 Albertsons, Vons and Raplhs Members.

FOR VOTING ELIGIBILITY MEMBERS MUST BRING THE LETTER MAILED TO Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs EMPLOYEES HOME.

MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2022

Palm Desert
JW Marriott Desert Springs
74-855 Country Club Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Menifee
 Fairfield Inn & Suites
30140 Town Center Dr
Menifee, CA 92584

Blythe
Hampton Inn & Suite
2011 E. Donlon St
Blythe, CA 92225

Hesperia
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
9750 Key Pointe Ave
Hesperia, CA 92345

TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2022

Bloomington
UFCW Local 1167 Auditorium
855 W. San Bernardino Ave
Bloomington, CA 92316

El Centro
Fairfield Inn & Suites
503 E Danenberg Dr
El Centro, CA 92243

We urge everyone to participate in this very important vote.

While we are gearing up for a week of important voting for Ralphs, Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions members, we want to take a minute to first, acknowledge your commitment to your job and the essential service you provide to the community, and second, make clear what your bargaining team is fighting for at the table – what you have earned and deserve.

We also want to remind you how important next week’s votes are and what they mean.

What We’re Fighting For: Wages You Can Raise a Family On
We opened negotiations with Ralphs, Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions ready to hit the ground running and offered a comprehensive wage proposal that would provide significant wage increases for all workers in the stores and reduce the amount of hours you would have to work to achieve top rate.

But unfortunately, Ralphs, Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions have responded by offering a mere 60 cent per year hourly increase– less than a 1% raise during a time of unprecedented inflation, rising cost of living, and not to mention immense company profit. This disappointingly low wage proposal is nowhere close to reflecting your hard work and sacrifice.

We want to be very clear, these companies can more than afford to stay competitive and offer the wages and benefits you have earned, which is why now is our time to stand up for better wage increases. Our communities cannot exist without the essential work that you do.

What We’re Fighting For: Better Staffing for Better Service We know these grocers are not paying enough to keep new hires, leading to understaffing and shortages that place a great burden on workers like you. That’s why we are fighting for sufficient staffing levels in all stores during all shifts with guarantees on hours.

What We’re Fighting For: Stable and Predictable Scheduling  Better scheduling helps workers build better lives, giving you the financial security and predictable hours you need to plan for your future. That’s why we have made proposals for predictable scheduling that you can rely on.

What We’re Fighting For: Improved Benefits
The benefits that come with your union contract are what makes these jobs good jobs for our communities. That’s why we are fighting to improve your medical benefits and strengthen your pensions.

What We’re Fighting For: Improved Safety and Security
We have heard from many members how important safety and security are in the stores, that’s why we have proposed expanding on Safety Committees in each store and making improvements in training, reporting, and addressing your concerns.

What’s Next: Strike Authorization Votes for Ralphs, Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions Start Next Week
We continue to hear from you and your coworkers about the unfair labor practices that Ralphs and Albertsons/Vons/ Pavilions have been committing and have filed legal charges against these companies with the federal government’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Each local union will be holding strike authorization votes for you to make your voice heard and take a stand against the unfair labor practices from Ralphs and Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions that undermine your power at the bargaining table. 

These votes are critical to sending a strong message to these companies to stop undermining your right to freely bargain.

 



Pharmacist Negotiation Update for 3/15/2022

After several days of bargaining, Albertsons, Vons, and Ralphs finally made a Pharmacist wage proposal that was ridiculous and insulting: 60¢ each year, which is less than a 1% increase.

Check back to this space for Pharmacist Negotiation Updates



Stater Bros. Negotiations Update for 3/11/2022

What Happened At The Table With Stater Bros.

Your bargaining team presented the union’s proposal to address the issues that matter most to you with fair wage increases, improved safety and security and better staffing. We have future meetings set and we will keep you updated on our progress. The strength and commitment of members like you is what makes Stater Bros. successful and by standing together, we will show our strength at the bargaining table.

* More Negotiation dates are added for March 17, 24 & 25, 2022.



Master Food Negotiations Update for 3/6/2022

When we began negotiations with Ralphs and Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions in January, we came prepared with comprehensive proposals and a clear path toward negotiating a contract that reflects your value and the sacrifices you have made.
We are disheartened to inform you that Ralphs and Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions squandered the unique opportunity to propose a contract with better wages and benefits in a time of immense profit. They have failed.

Your contract expired at midnight tonight without a new agreement in place.
Although your contract has expired, all terms and conditions of the contract remain in effect.

In just a few short weeks, we collected thousands of petitions calling for a contract that addresses the issues that matter to you the most. Your bargaining committee delivered those petitions to the company at the table today and shared stories about losing co-workers and loved ones from COVID, not being able to afford rent or take care of their families, feeling harassed and overexposed in the stores, and ultimately, not feeling like their company truly values them.

We have also presented numerous proposals with fair wage increases, better health benefits, and contract language that protects you and your co-workers, but there is a major disconnect between the value of the wage proposals that the companies are offering and what you as an essential worker deserve.

These employers’ actions over the past several days show that they do not respect your hard work and sacrifice.

Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Charges Filed against Ralphs and Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions

We have filed legal charges against Ralphs with the federal government’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for violating labor laws by surveilling, intimidating, and interfering with employees for engaging in union activity.
We have also filed legal charges against Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions for refusing to disclose our requested information to bargain your contract.

Upcoming Strike Authorization Votes for Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions Clerks and Pharmacists
Each Local is preparing strike authorization votes for you to make the decision to stand together against these unfair labor practices that undermine your power at the bargaining table.

We will send out Strike Vote notices and information soon.



Ralphs and Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions Pharmacists Update for 3/6/2022

We met this past Wednesday and have additional bargaining dates scheduled for March 11th and 14th. Please stand by for more updates as negotiations continue.



Stater Bros. Negotiations Update for 3/6/2022

This past Friday, we filed NLRB charges against Stater Bros. after hearing from many of you that store managers violated labor law by circulating surveys with questions about bargaining and for delaying negotiations (both unfair labor practices). After numerous requests for Stater Bros. to meet with us to begin negotiations, we added additional negotiation dates scheduled for March 10, 17, 24 & 25, 2022, and will keep you updated as things progress.



Stater Bros. Negotiations Update for 3/4/2022

Breaking Alert for all Stater Bros. Members,

We have filed legal charges against Stater Brothers with the federal government’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) after hearing from many of you that store managers are circulating surveys with questions about bargaining and trying to bypass your right to union representation. 

When management directly approaches and deals with workers about bargaining your contract, that is by definition an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP).

If you, or any of your coworkers have been approached by management to fill out a survey or talk about contract negotiations, please let your union rep know immediately.

Part of the value of being in a union is that you have the right to representation on any and all issues that impact you in the workplace -- from wages and benefits, to working conditions, staffing levels, and store safety -- and no employer has the right to take that away from you or bypass your legal right to union representation.

Additionally, for the past several weeks, we have been asking Stater Bros. to send over meeting dates. We have been ready for months to bargain for a contract that addresses the issues that matter most to you and your coworkers.

We understand it is upsetting and confusing when -- instead of coming to the table to negotiate a contract with your bargaining team like we have been asking them to do -- the company decides to engage in delay tactics and play games with last-minute surveys and side-conversations in the stores.

Because of these delay tactics, we will not be signing an extension of the current contract set to expire March 6th (the terms of your current contract will still be in effect after the 6th). If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your union rep.

We have again reached out to Stater Bros. to meet with us immediately to begin negotiations on your contract and have our first meeting scheduled for March 10th. We look forward to discussing a contract with the fair wages essential workers like you deserve and will keep you updated.



Master Food Negotiations Update for 3/3/2022


Contract negotiations with Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions and Ralphs continuing through the weekend. We will send a comprehensive update from the bargaining table after discussions wrap for the week on March 6th, which is also the date your current contract is set to expire. 

In the meantime, however, we want to let you know about the tremendous support from the community for the member-led actions happening at Ralphs and Vons stores all this week: 

Upcoming Actions

Tomorrow, March 4th, members from Locals 1167 and 1428 will be at the Fontana Ralphs store, and Local 770 members will be at the La Crescenta Vons location. We look forward to seeing you there as we continue engaging customers and the community about the importance of fair wages for essential workers. 

When you get involved, whether it’s attending actions, signing a petition, or just staying informed and talking to your co-workers, your engagement is what helps us negotiate the better wages and benefits you deserve. 

That’s why it’s so important to stay informed.

In the Meantime

We know the strength and commitment of members like you is what makes these companies successful, and by standing together, we will get a great contract. So please, talk to your steward, union rep, reach out to your co-workers and remember, essential workers like you deserve fair wages and a strong union contract. 

Check back here for updates

 

Stater Bros. Negotiations Update for 2/28/2022

We have made several attempts to schedule negotiation dates with Stater Bros. As of now, they have not given us dates or made themselves available to negotiate.

We are confident we can reach an agreement regardless of where we are with the master food agreement.

Stater Bros. must respond to our request for mutually acceptable dates so that we can begin negotiations to get the contract you deserve.



Master Food Negotiations Update for 2/24/2022


What Happened At The Table This Week With Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions and Ralphs

Discussions with Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions, and Ralphs this week have been fairly productive, but there is a long way to go. We’ve addressed some contract language items on workplace conditions and are just beginning discussions on wages. Both sides remain committed to working towards a solution in a timely manner; however, the real conversations regarding wages, progression scales, and benefits have just started.

For Gelson’s and Stater Brothers Members

Gelson’s negotiations begin Friday, February 25, and we are still waiting for Stater Brothers to send dates to meet.

What We’re Fighting For

From conversations with you in the stores to surveys and feedback from your stewards, we have heard your concerns and needs. Whether it’s inflation, cost-of-living increases, understaffing in your stores, or high turnover and unfair scheduling, we know it takes a lot to run a grocery store and provide for your families, and you have more than stepped up to get it done.

That’s why we are unified at all tables and have made it clear that you are essential, not only to the survival and success of your stores but to your customers and communities as well. You have earned a contract that addresses the issues that matter most to you:


Next Negotiation Dates

We will be back at the negotiation table with Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions and Ralphs from March 1 - 6. We will post a bargaining update at the end of negotiations on the 6th, which is also the day the contract is set to expire.

In the meantime, you should see petitions circulating in your stores. Please sign and get your coworkers involved. Our unity and strength in numbers are what will secure a contract that you can be proud of. Whether it’s a petition or a rally, sharing updates or direct action, our bargaining power at the table comes from you and your coworkers standing together and taking action.

Thank you for all that you do to make our stores and communities better.



Master Food Negotiations Update for 2/17/2022

All SoCal Local Unions and Albertsons, Vons, and Ralphs agreed to add additional negotiation dates.

The next Negotiations dates are scheduled for February 22, 23, 24, March 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2022.

Check back here for updates.



Stater Bros. Negotiations Update for 2/17/2022

SoCal UFCW Locals have continued to have preliminary discussions with Stater Bros. and are currently trying to schedule dates to begin official bargaining.



Gelsons Negotiations Update for 2/17/2022

Negotiations with Gelsons are set to begin February 25, 2022

Check back here for updates



Master Food Negotiations Update for 2/11/2022

 

On Thursday Frebruary 10, 2022 the first in-person negotiations between Albertsons/Vons and Ralphs and UFCW Local Unions 135, 324, 770, 1167, 1428, 1442, and 8GS – ended this week with numerous proposals exchanged and many productive discussions over the past two days. However, after much dialogue and back and forth, there is still much work ahead.

We remain committed to winning a contract that recognizes your sacrifices and the value you bring to California communities. 

A contract that:

The strength and commitment of the 60,000 UFCW members represented in this contract make these companies highly profitable, and by standing together, we will win the great contract you have earned.

We will meet again with the Companies on February 22, 23, 24, March 1, 2, 3, 2022.

Check back to this space for updates.


 

Master Food Negotiations Update for 2/3/2022

All Southern California UFCW Locals met today with Ralphs, Albertsons, and Vons, the first day of negotiations on 1/28/22.
SoCal UFCW Locals presented Alberstons / Vons and Ralphs with a comprehensive proposal that included protective language and wages. Our proposals also clarified that our Albertsons/ Vons and Ralphs members should be valued monetarily. The companies did not respond today.

On Thursday, February 3, 2022, all SoCal UFCW Locals scheduled more negotiation dates with Albertsons, Vons ,and Ralphs for February 10, 11, 22, 23, 24, March 1, 2 & 3, 2022.

Also, SoCal UFCW Locals have had some preliminary discussions with Stater Bros. and are currently trying to schedule dates to begin official bargaining.

We are also trying to schedule negotiation dates with Gelson's.

We will keep you informed should there be any new developments.

Check back to this space for future updates. STAY STRONG