Southern CA Rite Aid Negotiation Update, July 30, 2021

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UFCW Locals in Southern CA have met with Rite Aid throughout the week to work towards reaching an agreement which recognizes our members' commitment and dedication. Some progress has been…

Rite Aid Update – June 2021

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UFCW 8-Golden State continues to fight the company’s implementation of its inferior contract proposal and benefit plan. The National Labor Relations Board has also taken up the case against Rite…

UFCW 8 Member at Pak N Save Ratify New Contract

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June 4, 2021 - We are pleased to report UFCW 8-Golden State members working at Pak 'N Save have overwhelmingly ratified a new contract. The bargaining environment for front-line workers…

Court Throws Out Dangerous Pork Line Speed Rules

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Workers in America’s pork industry won a major victory on March 31 when a federal district court in Minneapolis ruled the U.S. Department of Agriculture acted unlawfully in raising limits…

Northern CA Foods Co Negotiations Update – March 5, 2021

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UFCW 8-Golden State and Foods Co. have signed an agreement to extend the terms of the current labor agreement in Northern California. The contract extension will continue on a day-to-day…

UFCW 8 Members Ratify Contract for Poultry Workers at Foster Farms

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Agreement addresses safety needs of Union members at Belgravia plant in Fresno; provides substantial pay increases, bonus and retirement plan Fresno, Calif. (Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020) — Members of UFCW…

UFCW 8-Golden State Reaches Tentative Agreement with Adventist Health – Dec 9, 2020

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We are pleased to report UFCW 8-Golden State has reached a tentative agreement with Adventist Health Mendocino Coast Hospital. During these unprecedented times, the bargaining environment for front-line workers has…

New Hero Bonus Pay for Albertsons, Safeway and Vons Workers

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Safeway has agreed to pay a new, one-time Hero Bonus to UFCW members working at Albertsons, Safeway and Vons during the pandemic. "The greatest priority throughout this pandemic has been…

Workers at DC’s first solely Black-owned marijuana dispensary unionize

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Workers at DC Holistic Wellness in Ward 7 unionized with UFCW Local 400 Author: Matt Pusatory (WUSA9) WASHINGTON — Workers at DC Holistic Wellness, the first 100% solely Black-owned cannabis…

Adventist Negotiation Update, Northern California – Oct 20, 2020

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Bargaining remains ongoing as we continue to work through the final language issues. In our most recent meeting with Adventist, the company provided it’s opening economic offer. Progress is being…

Rite Aid Negotiations Update – September 30, 2020

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UFCW 8-Golden State’s leaders continue to challenge the company’s implementation of its inferior contract proposal. The Federal government has taken up charges against Rite Aid for their unlawful actions during…

Adventist Negotiation Update, Northern California – Sept 4, 2020

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Negotiations remain ongoing with Adventist Health. After several bargaining sessions, we continue to make progress on several non-economic language issues. Discussions regarding wages and other benefits will continue in the…

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If you hang around Union people long enough, there are terms which pop up and can be confusing if you’ve never had a Union job before or had much experience with Labor Unions.

How Contract Negotiations Work

One of the most important benefits of coming together with your colleagues to form a union is gaining the clarity and security of a union contract. Having one means knowing exactly what is expected of you at work, and what you can expect from your employer in return. A union contract is a written agreement between the employer and the employees that details the terms and benefits in a clear and legally-binding way