When we join together, we have the power to make jobs at Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions good jobs. The actions you’ve taken with your coworkers over the past several weeks have been seen by the company and felt by our communities and customers. Everything that you have done will help you and your coworkers get the contract that you deserve.
Negotiations wrapped up this week with discussions on how the companies’ proposals will impact your healthcare and wages. And while we exchanged proposals across the table, we remain far apart on major issues. Simply put, their proposals are an insult to anyone who believes that one good job should be enough.
It is disappointing that these companies continue to undervalue your knowledge, skills, and service to the customers that makes them successful. So successful, that your employers are profiting billions and its corporate executives are taking home millions of dollars in compensation every year.
Your exceptional service is the reason you’ve earned and deserve the ability to take care of yourself and your family.
We will be back at the table July 17 – 19. In the meantime, stay informed and continue organizing your communities. Solidarity is the key to victory.
Remember to thank your customers for their support and make sure you and your co-workers are signed up to receive negotiation updates.