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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

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March 21, 2020

UFCW 8-Golden State Announces UFCW Members Working at Save Mart Will Receive Additional Pay During COVID-19 Crisis

After several days of discussion with Save Mart, we are pleased to announce UFCW members at the company’s grocery chains will start receiving an extra $2.50 per hour, retroactive to…
NegotiationsRetail Food (Northern California )
March 17, 2020

Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Negotiations Update – March 17, 2020

Negotiations with Raley’s are scheduled to continue next week. This is no time to prolong endless negotiations. We expect the company should come prepared to bargain so we can reach…
NegotiationsRetail Food (Northern California )
February 14, 2020

Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Foods Negotiations Update – February 14, 2020

Your Union bargaining team met with Raley's this week, and we continued to make progress on several important issues. Additional meetings are planned this month.We're determined to reach an agreement…
NegotiationsRetail Food (Northern California )
January 24, 2020

Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Foods Negotiations Update – January 24, 2020

Meetings with Raley's are scheduled to resume at the end of this month. We previously exchanged proposals and discussed details of agreements our members ratified with other major supermarket employers in Northern California."We…
NegotiationsRetail Food (Northern California )
October 18, 2019

UFCW 8-Golden State reaches tentative agreement with Foods Co. in Northern California

Roseville, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2019) — UFCW 8-Golden State is pleased to announce it has reached a tentative contract agreement with Foods Co. in Northern California. This follows tentative agreements…
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October 14, 2019

Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Foods Negotiations Update – October 14, 2019

Negotiations with Raley’s continued last week. We exchanged proposals and discussed the details in the agreements reached and ratified with other major supermarket employers in Northern California. Sufficient funding of…
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October 4, 2019

UFCW 8-Golden State members ratify landmark contracts with Safeway, Save Mart, FoodMaxx, Maxx Value and Vons supermarkets

Union workers vote overwhelmingly to approve wage increases and improved benefits Roseville, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2019) — Members of UFCW 8-Golden State employed at Safeway, Save Mart, FoodMaxx, Maxx Value…
Retail Food (Northern California )
September 13, 2019

UFCW 8-Golden State reaches tentative agreements with Save Mart, FoodMaxx and Maxx Value grocery chains

Union members to vote on standout agreements with meaningful wage increases and improved healthcare and retirement benefits Roseville, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2019) — UFCW 8-Golden State announced today it has…
Retail Food (Northern California )
August 18, 2019

Save Mart/Lucky, FoodMaxx, and Maxx Value Negotiations Update, Northern CA – August 17, 2019

Your Union bargaining team continued discussions with Save Mart this week, making additional progress. We have successfully resolved the issue of pension funding along with almost all other contract language…
Retail Food (Northern California )
August 6, 2019

Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Negotiations Update – Aug. 5, 2019

Negotiations resumed with Raley’s last week. We have continued to discuss many of the major concerns our members have, such as improving wages, healthcare and retirement benefits. We remain determined…
Retail Food (Northern California )
August 3, 2019

Negotiations Update for Save Mart Members – August 2, 2019

We are pleased to announce UFCW 8-Golden State has resolved the health and welfare provisions for our members working at Save Mart. (more…)
Retail Food (Northern California )
August 3, 2019

Negotiations Update for Safeway Members – August 2, 2019

We are pleased to announce UFCW 8-Golden State has resolved the health and welfare provisions for members working at Save Mart. (more…)