UFCW 8-Golden State Reaches Tentative Agreement with Safeway and Vons in Northern and Central California

Union members to vote on agreements with improved pension funding, enhanced health care benefits and meaningful wage increases UFCW 8-Golden State is pleased to announce it has reached an excellent new tentative agreement with Safeway and Vons in Northern and Central California. “At the bargaining table we were able to [...]

2019-07-17T14:56:56+00:00July 17th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Safeway.com drivers approve Teamsters contract

A group of 90 grocery home delivery drivers working for Safeway.com in the Seattle area have ratified a contract with the Teamsters. This week’s vote is believed to mark the first time that truck drivers for online grocery home delivery have unionized and secured a contract, according to a spokesman [...]

2018-08-15T21:16:13+00:00August 15th, 2018|Tags: , |

‘Bargaining with a gun to your head’: Union says Sobey’s planning to close some Manitoba Safeways

United Food and Commercial Workers (IUFCW) Local 832, the company that represents more than 2,000 Manitoba Safeway employees, says chain owner Sobey’s refuses to negotiate and has told them it plans to shut down stores in Manitoba, though how many depends on the contract that workers agree to. “We had [...]

2018-02-13T17:57:45+00:00February 13th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

The most popular grocery store in every state

Americans are passionate about their grocery stores. But some of the most popular chains in the nation only exist in particular regions, so it’s likely you’ve never even heard of some of them. The mobile search-and-discovery app Foursquare put together a list of the most-visited grocery stores in each state across the US, [...]

Some of the People Prepping Produce for Your Fast Food Aren’t Too Happy With Their Working Conditions

If you’ve ever purchased pre-cut produce at Costco or Safeway, or eaten at fast-food restaurants such as McDonalds or Chipotle, chances are that your food was handled by workers at Taylor Farms. As one of the world’s largest fresh-cut produce companies, it employs hundreds of low-wage workers in several warehouses [...]

2017-02-09T22:26:21+00:00February 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Safeway Stores Hit With Skimming Attacks

As the latest company to get hit with a data breach, Safeway is investigating a series of skimming attacks on several of its stores in California and Colorado, according to reports. After banking sources confirmed that a number of consumers had their debit cards drained of cash at ATMs after [...]

2015-12-18T17:11:31+00:00December 18th, 2015|Tags: |

Safeway parent files to go public

Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons Cos., which completed its purchase of Safeway for $9 billion in January, said in a regulatory filing Friday that it plans to go public in an offering that could raise as much as $1.84 billion. The company’s owner, private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, plans to use IPO proceeds to reduce the [...]

2015-09-25T21:54:33+00:00September 25th, 2015|Tags: , |