Southern California UFCW union members ratified a new contract agreement this week with Food 4 Less stores across California. The member bargaining committee and UFCW locals (135, 324,770, 1167, 1428, 1442, and 8-GS) representing over 7,000 workers across Southern and Central California stood together for a contract agreement that raises standards on wages, hours, maintains health benefits, and establishes a Health and Safety Committee to protect employees and shoppers.
“When we stand together, we’re able to make changes,” said Hilda Renteria, an 11-year Food 4 Less worker from Wilmington who served on the member bargaining committee. “We’ve faced some incredibly challenging times over the past 15 months and this new contract shows the power we have as a union and that we can join together to make a better workplace. I’m proud that we stood strong to maintain our health care, make improvements to our wages, and secure more hours.”
“Food 4 Less essential workers have shown their continued commitment to their co-workers, customers, and our communities,” said Andrea Zinder, President of UFCW Local 324. “During the contract negotiations, our members raised their voices and fought for much-needed improvements. We will continue to move forward to win contracts that raise workplace standards to accurately reflect the appreciation workers have earned.”