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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 24, 2022

Northern Calif. Safeway & Raley’s Negotiations Update – March 24, 2022

UFCW 8-Golden State and UFCW Local 5 bargained in unity this week as negotiations resumed with Raley’s Supermarkets. Additional dates are planned in the coming weeks. Raley’s, which also operates…
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March 22, 2022

Northern Calif. Save Mart Strike Vote Meeting Locations – Contract Deadline March 24

UPDATE: Tentative Agreement Reached Strike Vote Meetings Canceled Bargaining with Save Mart is set to continue on Thursday this week, with a hard deadline of midnight, March 24. In the…
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March 21, 2022

March 24 Deadline Approaches for Save Mart Negotiations

For nearly six months, you have been subjected to significant uncertainty while we have grappled with negotiations in the midst of a global pandemic and rising inflation. As you know…
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January 15, 2022

Northern California Retail Food Negotiations Update – January 15, 2022

UFCW 8-Golden State, UFCW Local 5 and UFCW Local 648, have continued joint negotiations with major supermarket employers in Northern California this month. Combined, these locals represent over 55,000 retail…
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October 15, 2021

UFCW 8 Members Working at Cost Less Ratify Contract

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, UFCW 8-Golden State members working at Cost Less Foods locations in the Central Valley ratified a new agreement. The new three-year agreement secures health &…
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October 6, 2021

UFCW 8-Golden State Reaches Tentative Agreement with Cost Less Foods

UFCW 8-Golden State has reached a tentative contract agreement with Cost Less Foods. The three-year agreement secures health & welfare benefits, pension funding and provides meaningful wage increases for members.…
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October 1, 2021

Rewarding Your Commitment and Sacrifice at Center of Contract Talks

UFCW 8-Golden State’s current agreements with several major supermarket employers are set to expire on Oct. 9 and 10. These employers include Food Maxx, Raley’s/Bel Air/Nob Hill, Safeway/Vons and Save…
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August 10, 2021

Members at Pak ’N Save Ratify Contract

UFCW 8-Golden State members working at Pak ’N Save Foods voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract on June 4. The contract includes retroactive wage increases, no health care premiums…
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June 4, 2021

UFCW 8 Member at Pak N Save Ratify New Contract

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…
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March 5, 2021

Northern CA Foods Co Negotiations Update – March 5, 2021

UFCW 8-Golden State and Foods Co. have signed an agreement to extend the terms of the current labor agreement in Northern California. The contract extension will continue on a day-to-day…
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December 3, 2020

New Hero Bonus Pay for Albertsons, Safeway and Vons Workers

Safeway has agreed to pay a new, one-time Hero Bonus to UFCW members working at Albertsons, Safeway and Vons during the pandemic. "The greatest priority throughout this pandemic has been…
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May 28, 2020

UFCW 8-Golden State Members Working at Foods Co. Locations in Northern California Extend Contract

After extensive negotiations during this challenging bargaining period, Northern California members of UFCW 8-Golden State voted overwhelmingly to extend the contract with Foods Co. The extension agreement includes wage increases…