No Frills workers have new contract in place A new deal is officially in place for workers at the Canadian-based No Frills within 17 stores. Over 1,200 workers ratified a deal with Canadian-based retailer Loblaw Companies Limited — one that will provide higher wages and an increase in the number of full-time jobs among other perks. Wages will go up between $3.20 and $4.50 an hour for all workers over the duration of the agreement and 30 full-time positions will open up over the course of one year. Part-time workers also will have a new benefits program. Over the next five months, full-time workers will earn $2 an hour more and part-time workers will receive an additional $1.50 an hour. “Our union’s fight is to improve wages and working conditions for grocery store workers. I am very proud of the work of our bargaining committee at No Frills who fought hard for this deal for their members,” said Unifor National President Lana Payne. “Grocery workers across Canada deserve fair wages and work, and a union is the best way to get there. We have so much to do to achieve improvements for all retail workers, but our union will never stop this fight.” Loblaw is coming off a solid third quarter where it saw revenue increase 5% year-over-year and food retail same-store sales increase 4.5%. Adjusted gross profit stood at just over $5.1 billion. Source: #UFCW #UFCW8 #1u

Please join us in thanking all of those working through the holiday season. Many of our members have been working overtime to stock shelves and take care of you and your loved ones. Please be patient, kind, and #thankful. • Healthcare Workers • Grocery Store & Retail Workers • Food Service & Farm Workers • Drivers and Delivery Service Workers • Firefighters, Police Officers and all other First Responders • Housekeeping & Janitorial Workers • Utility & Municiple Workers ... and so many more working in service to their community! You are appreciated! #UFCW #SolidarityWorks

Northern California Rite Aid Negotiations Update – November 2023 NLRB and Washington D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rulings against Rite Aid and in support of UFCW 8-Golden State members’ bargaining efforts. In our four-year legal battle with Rite Aid, UFCW 8-Golden State has won our case at every step and on every company appeal. After Rite Aid unjustly implemented its medical plan in December 2019, we filed charges against the company, and an independent administrative law judge ruled in our favor. The company appealed to the regional NLRB office and lost. Rite Aid then appealed again to the Washington D.C. Circuit NLRB and lost its second appeal. Rite Aid then filed a challenge against the NLRB and lost the case again. Earlier this year, Rite Aid filed a final appeal against the NLRB. On Friday, November 3, 2023, a three-judge panel of the Washington D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals again ruled unanimously against Rite Aid, sending the decision back to the regional office of the NLRB to determine a remedy for the case. Rite Aid has wasted untold millions in legal fees fighting this lost cause. These resources could have been better spent on both a resolution for employees and shareholder earnings. We had some recent discussions with Rite Aid; however, the company’s latest offer does not adequately fund members’ pensions. This, along with other company proposals, is entirely unacceptable and a slap in the face to the dedicated long-term members who are keeping Rite Aid afloat. Member actions, up to and including strike vote authorization, may be necessary if meaningful progress is not made at the bargaining table. Additional meetings are scheduled with Rite Aid this month. We will keep members informed as new details become available. “We are hopeful Rite Aid can emerge from this bankruptcy and continue to grow as a Union employer,” said Jacques Loveall, UFCW 8-Golden State President. “We believe this can happen, but only if they treat their workers with the dignity and respect they deserve.” Continue standing together, remaining united in support of your Union, and together we will prove Solidarity Works!