Negotiations with Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons continued on April 3 and 4. We discussed many issues including scheduling and hours as well as wages and the increasing minimum wage. We are still a long way from an acceptable solution however we have explained the importance of these issues to our members.
Bargaining resumes on April 18 and 19 and 5 dates in May. The Unions and the Companies have asked for the assistance of Federal Mediators who will be present at all future bargaining sessions.
We will begin actions in front of the stores in mid April. We need to demonstrate to the companies that we need them to get serious and stop delaying. We will be talking to customers and your participation is essential. Further information about these actions will be provided shortly.
You deserve a good contract which properly compensates you for your hard work in keeping your company profitable. Stay strong and united.