Master Food Negotiations 2014
April 22, 2014 – @2014ContractCampaignUpdate: Contract Campaign Update: A contract extension securing your current wages and benefits is in place with the companies that own Ralphs, Vons & Albertsons through May 11, 2014 and day to day thereafter. Our brothers and sisters at Stater Brothers are also covered under an extension agreement for their contract. A Federal Mediator has been asked to join the negotiations that are scheduled for May. This is common practice to ask for a mediator’s help. Federal mediation has played a part in negotiations for each of the last three contracts. The addition of a neutral third party is a welcome event as we continue to bargain towards a fair contract.
April 10, 2014 -#2014ContractCampaignUpdate: The Southern California UFCW Local Unions signed a contract extension with Albertsons, Ralphs, and Vons.
All terms and conditions of the current contract remain in effect.
April 9, 2014 – #2014ContractCampaignUpdate: Negotiations continue this week with the companies who own Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons.
Union representatives are working on proposals to secure better wages and preserve your health & pension benefits.
Continue to support the campaign for a fair contract by wearing your Stand Together button and checking in with your union representative.
March 28 – #2014ContractCampaignUpdate: On March 2nd our contract w/ Ralph’s, Vons, & Albertsons expired.
Negotiations have been ongoing between your union representatives and the stores.
Here is where we stand:
• Your wages, benefits, and pension remain intact and continue uninterrupted while we continue negotiations.
• Bargaining can be a very slow process, but talks have not ceased. Several meetings took place in March and more are scheduled for April.
• Wage increases, stable benefits and a secure retirement are some of the proposals we are striving to achieve.
• The sale of Safeway to private equity firm Cerberus (who owns Albertsons) has not stopped negotiations. Cerberus has assured us that they will work with the unions representing their employees. Showing solidarity is one of the best ways you can show the employers you are willing to fight for the contract you deserve. While negotiations on in motion, continue wearing union buttons, educating coworkers, and attending media trainings.
Ask your union representative if you have any questions or need materials.