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 State has reached tentative contract agreements covering their membership with the remaining Save Mart Companies locations throughout Southern, Central, and Northern California.
These new agreements now cover 8,000 members working at all unionized Save Mart banners in UFCW 8-Golden State’s jurisdiction under seven separate contracts at Food Maxx, Save Mart Office, Yosemite Wholesale Distribution, Lucky, Maxx Value and Save Mart Supermarkets throughout California.
There are a variety of improvements throughout each of the various agreements, including substantial wage increases, maintained successor language addressing the recent change in ownership, medical benefit improvements, better wage progressions, and the creation of an additional Lifetime Income Security Accrual Account (LISA) retirement plan for current and future members.
The tentative agreements will be submitted to members for voting in the coming weeks. Parties have agreed not to release the details of the tentative agreements until Union members have the opportunity to review and ratify them.
“This has been a complex round of negotiations,” said Jacques Loveall, President of UFCW 8-Golden State, “These historic agreements will provide tangible improvements in the lives of our members and their families. Through the strength and commitment of our sisters and brothers and unity bargaining with UFCW Local’s 5 and 648, we have proven Solidarity Works!”