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: , , , |

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: , , , , |

Albertsons, Vons getting rid of most self-checkout lanes at Southern California stores

As more retailers add self-serve checkout lanes, Albertsons and Vons supermarkets in Southern California are sticking to old-school service. The parent company of Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions said it is eliminating self-checkout lanes at 96 of its 352 stores in Southern California to give better one-on-one service to shoppers. “Our [...]

2016-11-30T17:46:12+00:00November 30th, 2016|Tags: , , |