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 [...]

2022-04-15T15:18:22-07:00April 15th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

UFCW Ratifies Deal With Stater Bros. Markets

By Emily Crowe Source: Progressive Grocer A new three-year contract with Stater Bros. Markets has been ratified by Southern California grocery workers. Members of six United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) unions voted to accept the deal, which will give workers higher wages, protected pension provisions and stronger healthcare benefits. Key [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Grocery workers vote to strike if needed in southern California for higher wages

Source: Reuters Around 48,000 grocery workers voted to strike if needed when seeking higher wages from stores owned by Kroger Co. and Albertsons Companies Inc. in Southern California, the UFCW 770 union said on Saturday. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) has been seeking significantly higher and [...]

2022-03-28T15:43:40-07:00March 28th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Valley grocery workers vote on whether to strike, union alleges ‘unfair labor practice’ violations

Source: KESQ.com Grocery workers locally and across the Southland began voting Monday on whether to authorize a strike as contract negotiations stall with the owners of Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons. Some valley grocery store workers are in favor of walking out after the union said some employees have been threatened [...]

California grocery workers vote on strike authorization

Source: ABC News Thousands of southern and central California grocery workers started voting Monday on whether to authorize their union to call a strike against several major supermarket chains. About 47,000 workers at hundreds of Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions stores are eligible to vote this week. Results are expected [...]

Grocery Store Workers To Decide Whether To Go On Strike After Labor Contract Expires

Source: CBS 2 Los Angeles A labor contract for Southern California’s grocery store workers expired at midnight Monday, and with negotiations stalled, a strike could be on the horizon. Representatives with United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 770 say negotiations with Southern California’s major supermarkets broke down over the [...]

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