Adventist Health Negotiation Update

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September 14, 2022 – Meetings with Adventist Health have continued, with additional discussions planned for next week. Some progress has been made, however, additional movement on economics is needed in…

Perfect Union Negotiations Update – September 6, 2022

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In meetings with Perfect Union, the company has discussed the challenges they and the industry are facing. Our goal remains to reach an agreement which protects core components of the…

Southern Calif. Albertsons and Vons Pharmacist Contract Ratified

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UFCW pharmacist members in Southern California working at Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions have voted to ratify their new contract. The four-year contract goes into effect immediately. Albertsons and Vons will…

Rite Aid Appeals Continue to Delay Reaching a Tentative Agreement

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Talks continue in Northern California with Rite Aid to further discussions regarding reaching an agreement for a new contract. UFCW 8-Golden State has appealed Rite Aid’s unilateral implementation to the…

Save Mart Pharmacy Closure Update – August 22, 2022

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We have met with Save Mart to discuss the closure of their pharmacies and have resolved several key issues on what would happen if a Pharmacy Technicians decided to stay…

Southern CA Pharmacist Contract Negotiations Update

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August 11, 2022 -- Southern Calif. UFCW members have been voting on their tentative agreements over the past three days. While the contract offer is the same for all Southern…

Members Ratify Contract at Mission Bell Winery

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UFCW 8-Golden State members working at Mission Bell Winery in Madera, Calif. have voted overwhelmingly to ratify their new contract. The 3-year agreement includes meaningful wage increases, a ratification bonus,…

Adventist Health Mendocino Coast Negotiation Update

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July 29, 2022 — UFCW 8-Golden State and Adventist Health have continued bargaining through today, with additional discussions next week. The company has made some movement, however, additional progress on…

Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Workers Ratify Historic Agreement in Northern California

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ROSEVILLE, CALIF. (July 29, 2022) — Members of UFCW 8-Golden State working at Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Foods throughout the Central Valley and Northern California have voted overwhelmingly…

Albertsons/Vons Pharmacist Contract Update – July 28, 2022

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July 28, 2022 - Over the past three days, Pharmacist members from all Southern CA UFCW locals working at Albertsons, Vons, and Ralphs thoughtfully reviewed the contract offer, attended meetings,…

Southern California UFCW Locals Reached a Tentative Pharmacist Agreement with Employers

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Southern CA UFCW Local unions have reached a tentative agreement covering pharmacists working at Ralphs and Albertsons/Vons/Pavillions. This historic agreement results from members’ commitment to stand up for the contract…

Adventist Health Mendocino Coast Negotiation Update

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July 13, 2022 -- UFCW 8-Golden State and Adventist Health have had several meetings and are making progress towards reaching a new agreement — some key components, including wages, remain…

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

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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.