Author: Shawn Ashe

Negotiations Update – June 5, 2019

The negotiators for Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons continue to play games and push unacceptable takeaways and concessions, including: • Less than 1% pay increases • Funding proposal that threatens our health plan • Make Checkers GM Clerks (Slashing pay for Checkers) There are two more days of negotiations scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday. Unless there are significant changes in their offer, your employer is giving us no choice but to take action. We will not stand by while profitable corporations nickel and dime the people who make their profits possible. If we don’t have serious movement by the...

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Negotiations Update – May 24, 2019

The management finally showed their hand with a wage and health benefit offer. This week we brought a member delegation made up of GM clerks to negotiations. They spoke directly to management about the challenges in the workplace. Management was not impressed. Their proposals include:  Makes checkers GM clerks. Attacks our health plan and undermine its long-term funding. Wage increases of less than 1%. Refuses to provide a plan to adequately fund your pension. All this after Ralphs gave executives raises this year of up to 34%, Albertsons-Vons paid $250 million to its owners, and both reaped more than...

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Negotiations Update – May 6, 2019

I’m fired up. We just wrapped yet another round of contract negotiations where corporate executives failed to discuss even ONE of the core values we’re fighting for as a union. No increasing a fair wage for you and your families. No safeguarding the health care protections you’ve earned. No ensuring more hours and staff to make your work safer, and shopping better for the customers we love. Here’s the deal: these are YOUR stores. You do the hard work to make them great places to shop, every single day. And you do it with a smile. These corporate executives...

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2019 FOOD CONTRACT SURVEY

November 2018 UFCW Retail Food Division Members: Our contract expires on March 3rd of next year. The expiration of this Collective Bargaining Agreement gives us the chance to change or improve our wages, benefits, and working conditions. Our industry is changing, and we expect these negotiations to be challenging. But if we are prepared and we STAND TOGETHER we can win at the bargaining table and improve our jobs. The contract expiration is just over 4 months away and it’s time for us to begin preparing. We’re in this together and your opinions and information are crucial to a...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Please help our members in need over the holidays by donating to our food bank. Any non-perishable items would be appreciated. Please deliver your items to our General Office. Items needed are canned meats, cereal, dry pasta, beans, rice & personal care items such as shampoo, deodorant and body...

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