UFCW ratifies new contract with Kroger Dallas division

The Kroger Co.’s Dallas division and United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1000 have reached a new collective bargaining agreement. Kroger announced contract ratification late yesterday. The agreement with UFCW 1000 covers over 11,000 associates in the division, which is based in Coppell, Texas. UFCW 1000, whose members work [...]

2020-09-16T23:51:02+00:00September 16th, 2020|Tags: , |

With Official Systems Swamped, Union Gets Into Contact Tracing

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union is stepping in where the government has failed, running its own coronavirus contact-tracing program for 1.3 million members. Since the Covid-19 outbreak hit, the union has sent agents into grocery stores, meatpacking plants and food-processing facilities. They talk to workers and comb [...]

2020-08-11T16:28:18+00:00August 11th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Kroger, Albertsons, Stop & Shop to withdraw from UFCW national pension fund

The Kroger Co., Albertsons Cos. and Ahold Delhaize USA’s Stop & Shop have reached tentative agreements with United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union locals to withdraw from the UFCW International Union-Industry Pension Fund. Plans call for the UFCW locals to transition to variable annuity-based pension plans from their current [...]

2020-07-28T23:21:00+00:00July 28th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Grocers to start variable plan, withdraw from UFCW pension fund

Kroger Co., Stop and Shop Supermarket Co. and Albertsons Cos. announced Tuesday that they have reached agreements to withdraw from the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union-Industry Pension Fund and contribute to a new variable annuity pension plan. The UFCW International Union-Industry Pension Fund, Mokena, Ill., had $6.1 billion [...]

2020-07-23T22:42:43+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Albertsons Cos. Announces Tentative Agreement With UFCW Local Unions

Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons Companies Inc. says it has entered into a tentative agreement with the trustees of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union’s Union-Industry Pension Fund. The agreement provides that ACI will permanently cease to have any obligation to contribute to the National Fund, a multi-employer pension plan, [...]

2020-07-23T22:40:19+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Tags: , , |

Food shortages possible as meat processing plants shut down over coronavirus

Concerns about a possible food shortage are growing as more meat processing plants around the country shut down. In a national news conference call on Thursday, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union said the country’s food supply is in danger if meatpacking workers don’t get help from the [...]

2020-04-24T18:24:02+00:00April 24th, 2020|Tags: , , |

At least 30 grocery store workers have died from the coronavirus. Now, there’s an urgent call to designate them as first responders

Grocery stores have become stalwarts for Americans during the coronavirus pandemic — when almost everything else is closed, you can rely on supermarkets to be open. Food stores have been deemed an essential service and their employees, essential workers. Now, two industry organizations want these employees, who risk exposure to [...]

2020-04-15T17:59:48+00:00April 15th, 2020|Tags: , , |
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