Why have UFCW 8 and LIGEA entered into a servicing agreement?
Since July, LIGEA has been bargaining with Mar-Val to discuss the issues raised in member surveys. So far, the company’s response in negotiations has not met the needs and expectations of their workforce. LIGEA asked for UFCW 8’s assistance, both in bargaining and servicing worksites, to enhance and improve their Unions presence in the stores and assist in bargaining a contract which members would be proud to ratify.
Who is UFCW 8-Golden State?
UFCW 8 represents over 30,000 members who work for employers large and small, in retail food and drug stores, food processing, warehousing, medical facilities and more. UFCW already bargains contracts for multiple Mar-Val locations. In addition to decades of bargaining experience in the retail industry, UFCW 8 has dozens of skilled professional Union Representatives, who regularly visit worksites to check in with workers and enforce their contract.
What is the goal of both Unions working together?
We hope this partnership will help empower members to bring forward any concerns to their Union Representatives and ultimately build more connections with members between the various Mar-Val locations. We hope to create ways to resolve issues which remained stagnant and give workers at Mar-Val a stronger collective voice in bargaining and ratifying a new contract.