CONTRACT UPDATE:

Negotiators met with the union’s financial experts to review our pension and benefit plans, and continued to discuss non-financial contract issues with the corporate negotiators representing Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons.

We continue to press for an accelerated negotiation schedule, but the corporate negotiators continue to slow walk the talks. The lead negotiator for Ralphs failed to even show up for the second day of talks.

Over the past 2 weeks, your union leaders met with all retail food store stewards and updated them on the negotiations as well as a plan for actions when necessary.

Our next talks are set for April 3rd and 4th.