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 during the pandemic has made negotiations immensely challenging.
The contract includes retroactive wage increases, no healthcare premiums for active employees – almost unheard of in today’s supermarket industry – and improvements to medical benefits with a shorter qualifying period for new hires.
The new three-year agreement also includes a 28-hour weekly guarantee for those with more than 15 years at Pak ‘N Save, additional benefit extensions to maintain full healthcare while out on a medical leave of absence and the revival of the Individual Account Plan (IAP), a supplemental pension plan.
The initial wage increase for journeypersons is retroactive to July 19, 2020.
“This is a big ‘win’ for our members at Pak ‘N Save. Their patience and dedication helped us to reach a settlement during this difficult time,” said President Jacques Loveall.
Our commitment to members’ safety has been paramount during these negotiations. As part of a Union family, our members have a voice, and a vote, in their working conditions and their future.
Together, we will continue to prove … Solidarity Works!