Tentative Agreement Reached with Raley’s, Bel Air, and Nob Hill Foods 

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ROSEVILLE, CA (June 27, 2022) — UFCW 8-Golden State, along with UFCW Local 5 in the Bay Area, is pleased to report we have reached a new tentative contract agreement…

Foods Co Contract Review and Vote Meeting Notice

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UFCW 8–Golden State will conduct contract ratification meetings on Wednesday, June 29th at 4 different locations. These “drop-in” meetings are for members working in Northern California Foods Co locations. Members…

Northern CA Foods Co. and UFCW 8-Golden State Reach Tentative Agreement

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ROSEVILLE, CALIF. (June 14, 2022) — UFCW 8-Golden State has reached a tentative agreement for members working at Northern Calif. Foods Co. locations. The new agreement follows recent contracts reached…

Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Foods Negotiations Update – May 26, 2022

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This past week, UFCW 8-Golden State, along with UFCW Local 5, had meetings with Raley’s to continue working towards reaching an agreement which we could recommend to our respective members.…

UFCW 8 Members Ratify Historic Contracts with Safeway/Vons and Save Mart/Lucky/Food Maxx

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Union Supermarket Workers Endorse Agreement Providing Major Wage Increases and Protected Benefits ROSEVILLE, CALIF. (May 4, 2022) — Members of UFCW 8-Golden State, representing supermarket workers in Northern and Central…

Food Maxx Contract Review and Vote Meeting Notice

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UFCW 8–Golden State will conduct contract ratification meetings on May 2, 2022 and May 3, 2022 at 12 different locations over the two-day period. These “drop-in” meetings are for members…

Contract Review and Ratification Meeting Notice for Members Working at Save Mart and Lucky Supermarkets

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UFCW 8–Golden State will conduct drop-in contract ratification meetings on Monday, April 25, 26 and 27, 2022 at 18 different locations. These “drop-in” meetings are for members working in Northern…

UFCW 8-Golden State Reaches Tentative Agreements Covering All Save Mart Companies Banners

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Deals reached cover Food Maxx, Save Mart Office, Yosemite Wholesale Distribution, Lucky, Maxx Value, and Save Mart Supermarkets. ROSEVILLE, CALIF. (April 22, 2022) — After extensive bargaining sessions, UFCW 8-Golden…

Tentative Contract Agreement Reached Between UFCW Unions in Northern Calif. and the Bay Area and Safeway/Vons

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ROSEVILLE, CA (Tuesday, April 5, 2022) — UFCW 8-Golden State, in coordinated bargaining with UFCW Locals 5 and 648, is pleased to report we have reached a tentative contract agreement…

Tentative Agreement Reached on Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions, and Ralphs Contract

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All UFCW Locals in Southern Calif. have reached a tentative agreement with Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions and Ralphs. This historic agreement is the direct result of members' solidarity and commitment to stand up…

UFCW Locals in Southern Calif. Reach Tentative Agreement with Stater Bros.

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Thanks to the strength and dedication of our members standing together and making their voices heard, along with the unity of all locals working together in bargaining, we are proud…

High Times Negotiations Update – March 29, 2022

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We have had meaningful discussions with High Times since the expiration of your contract and have made progress on several key issues. As the contract extension deadline gets closer, it’s…

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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