UFCW 8-Golden State ratifies contracts with Save Mart Cos., Albertsons Cos.

By Russell Redman Source: Supermarket News United Food and Commercial Workers Local 8-Golden State has ratified new labor agreements for grocery workers at Safeway, Vons, Save Mart, Lucky and Food Maxx supermarkets in Northern and Central California. UFCW 8GS said the three-year contracts with Albertsons Cos. (Safeway and Vons) and [...]

2022-05-06T23:50:13+00:00May 6th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

Tentative Agreement Reached with Albertsons/Safeway, Negotiations Continue with Kroger to Ensure All Our Grocery Store Workers Get Treated Fairly

Source: UFCW Local 3000 After months of preparation and workers taking action, marathon bargaining sessions led to a tentative agreement with Albertsons/Safeway, at 3 AM on April 14. This followed four long days of negotiations last week. Our Team will return to the bargaining table with Kroger on Tuesday, April [...]

2022-04-15T16:12:13+00:00April 15th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Southern California Grocery Workers Ratify Historic Contract Agreement with Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions

Source: UFCW Essential Workers Achieve Groundbreaking Contract Through Solidarity BLOOMINGTON, CALIF.  (April 14, 2022) — Today, members of UFCW Local 1167 voted overwhelmingly to join their fellow union members across Southern California in ratifying a new three-year contract with Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions. Following the contract ratification, the seven UFCW local unions in Southern California released the following statement: “Today, tens [...]

‘Unified and militant’: Grocery workers get double-digit pay raises in new contract

By Margot Roosevelt Source: Los Angeles Times Whipsawed by the pandemic, spurred by fury over wage stagnation and alarmed by inflation, Southern California’s unionized grocery workers gained their biggest pay raises in decades Thursday as they ratified a new contract with the region’s largest food chains. The three-year contract’s overwhelming [...]

2022-04-15T15:18:22+00:00April 15th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Albertsons upholds ‘top tier’ performance in strong fiscal 2021 finish

By Russell Redman Source: Supermarket News Albertsons Cos. topped Wall Street’s earnings forecast for its 2021 fourth quarter and fiscal year as the grocery retailer saw net sales climb in both periods atop prior-year gains. Also on Tuesday, President and Chief Financial Officer Sharon McCollam commented on Albertsons’ planned strategic [...]

2022-04-13T15:31:00+00:00April 13th, 2022|Tags: , |

A grocery worker strike was imminent. Then came a 30-hour bargaining marathon

By Margot Roosevelt Source: Los Angeles Times A union representing 47,000 Southern California grocery workers tentatively signed a new three-year contract with Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions, averting a strike they had authorized last week. The contract will be put to a vote next week by rank-and-file members of seven [...]

SoCal grocery store workers reach tentative agreement with Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions

Source: ABC 7 Los Angeles Unionized grocery store workers in Southern California have reached a tentative agreement with several major supermarket chains that include Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions. The news comes after more than 24 hours straight of negotiations at the bargaining table, trying to prevent a strike by [...]

Albertsons expands affordable access to fresh food and wellness products

By Michael Browne Source: Supermarket News Beginning Wednesday, Albertsons customers can use supplemental benefits to purchase over-the-counter medications and fresh produce in the company’s more than 2,200 stores. The new program provides convenient access to customers using prepaid cards funded by Medicare Advantage plans, employer incentives, healthcare providers or local [...]

2022-03-31T15:20:14+00:00March 31st, 2022|Tags: , , |

Why 48,000 California Grocery Workers Have Authorized A Strike

By Errol Schweizer Source: Forbes Over 48,000 California unionized grocery workers have voted to strike in a bid for higher wages and better working conditions. Members of 7 UFCW locals across 540 stores from the Mexican border to Central California approved the strike authorization by a margin of 95%, signaling [...]

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