Ralphs Supermarkets to Offer COVID-19 Testing to All Workers in Wake Of NBC4 I-Team Report

The Ralphs supermarket chain announced Friday that it will offer coronavirus tests to all 20,000 Southern California employees. The action comes a day after the NBC4 I-Team revealed COVID-19 outbreaks at numerous supermarkets, including several Ralphs. "Ralphs will begin offering take-home tests for all of our associates beginning in mid-May," [...]

2020-05-06T15:43:53+00:00May 6th, 2020|Tags: , |

Ralphs’ pharmacists ratify agreement, ending year-long grocery negotiations

Pharmacists at Southern California’s Ralphs stores have unanimously approved a labor contract with the chain, ending a negotiation cycle for the region’s major supermarkets that lasted almost a full year. The 200 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers at Ralphs pharmacies voted on the contract over a two-week [...]

2020-01-31T16:33:54+00:00January 31st, 2020|Tags: , , |

Ralphs’ pharmacists reject contract offer, authorize a strike

Pharmacists at Ralphs’ supermarket locations across Southern California have rejected the company’s contract offer and authorized its leaders to call a strike. A tentative agreement between Ralphs, Albertsons and Vons pharmacists represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers was reached Sept. 17 and was pending ratification by some 600 pharmacists [...]

2019-11-13T16:18:53+00:00November 13th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Why 47,000 grocery workers in California may go on strike

Some 47,000 supermarket workers at Ralphs, Albertsons and other grocery chains in southern California are closer to starting the largest private-sector strike since 74,000 General Motors employees walked off the job in 2007. Here's what's happening in California: Union officials representing cashiers, stockers and clerks at Ralphs — owned by [...]

2019-09-05T23:30:45+00:00September 5th, 2019|Tags: , |

UFCW turns up heat on Ralphs in Southern California

With labor negotiations making little headway, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) are now reaching out to Ralphs Grocery Co. customers in Southern California. UFCW today said thousands of Ralphs grocery workers it represents have launched a campaign offering customers at 196 Ralphs supermarkets in the region a six-hour notice [...]

2019-08-23T16:46:31+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Union says first contract offer from big three grocers ‘unacceptable’

The union that represents workers at Southern California’s three major supermarket chains on Friday strongly criticized the grocers’ first comprehensive contract offer, calling it “unacceptable” and making its first veiled threat of a possible work stoppage. Representatives of Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons have been in talks with the United Food and Commercial [...]

2019-05-28T15:29:43+00:00May 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Federal mediator called in to speed up grocery-union talks

A federal mediator has been asked to help move along contract talks between Southern California’s three major supermarket chains and the union that represents most of the workers in their stores. Leaders of the United Food and Commercial Workers met with representatives from Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs for two days [...]

2019-04-08T15:34:39+00:00April 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |
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