The So Cal UFCW Locals met with Albertsons/Vons and Ralphs on April 18th and 19th. The parties discussed a number of proposals and our respective consultants were in attendance to help the parties determine the cost needed to maintain the Pension and Medical plans. We have scheduled a number of additional dates in April and May. The parties have requested the assistance of the Federal Mediation Service and the same Federal Mediator that helped the parties resolve negotiations in 2007, 2011 and 2014 will be attending all future sessions.
We will continue to keep you updated as negotiations progress. Stay strong and united. We can only win fair wages, fair scheduling and maintain our benefits by “Standing Together.”