Our union will hold a vote to authorize a strike, if necessary, by members of Local 324 who are employed by Ralphs, Vons, Albertsons, and Pavilions.

Why a strike authorization vote?

The corporate owners of the stores are delaying a deal and demanding takeaways:

  • 3 months since the contract expired
  • Slash wages for checkers
  • Wage increases for top rates only of 20 cents, less than 1%.
  • Put healthcare plan at risk of bankruptcy

All this when corporate executives are giving themselves 34% raises and paying out $250 million to investors.

The time has come to show the companies we won’t take this anymore and they need to get serious about a fair deal. This will show them we are united and ready to fight for what is right.

What does a Strike Authorization vote mean?

It means we give the power to call a strike, if necessary, to the negotiators at the table. It does not mean we go on strike right away. But it does show the corporations that we are united in our demand for a fair, balanced contract that respects our contribution to their success, and prepared to fight for it.

What’s next?

Voting Cards with locations and times will be sent in the mail today. We vote on Monday June 24th. After we tally the votes, we will announce the results. It is absolutely critical that every member gets out and votes.

Hopefully the management will return to the table and get serious about a fair deal.

If not, we continue to prepare to show them our determination to get a fair deal, and strike if necessary.

When: Monday, June 24, 2019
Time: 8am-7pm (All Day Voting)
Where: UFCW Local 324 (Downstairs Auditorium)
8530 Stanton Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620

OR

When: Monday, June 24, 2019
Time: 8am-7pm (All Day Voting)
Where: The Hills Hotel (Garnet Gallery)
25205 La Paz Road, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 586-5000