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Tentative Agreement Reached for SPD Markets in Grass Valley and Nevada City

** UPDATE - March 25, 2024 - Members at SPD Markets have overwhelmingly ratified their…
Northern California Foods Co Negotiations Update – March 2024
Save Mart Pharmacy Closure Update – August 22, 2022
Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Workers Ratify Historic Agreement in Northern California
Tentative Agreement Reached with Raley’s, Bel Air, and Nob Hill Foods 
Foods Co Contract Review and Vote Meeting Notice
Northern CA Foods Co. and UFCW 8-Golden State Reach Tentative Agreement
Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Foods Negotiations Update – May 26, 2022

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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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May 4, 2022

UFCW 8 Members Ratify Historic Contracts with Safeway/Vons and Save Mart/Lucky/Food Maxx

Union Supermarket Workers Endorse Agreement Providing Major Wage Increases and Protected Benefits ROSEVILLE, CALIF. (May 4, 2022) — Members of UFCW 8-Golden State, representing supermarket workers in Northern and Central…
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April 25, 2022

Food Maxx Contract Review and Vote Meeting Notice

UFCW 8–Golden State will conduct contract ratification meetings on May 2, 2022 and May 3, 2022 at 12 different locations over the two-day period. These “drop-in” meetings are for members…
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April 21, 2022

Contract Review and Ratification Meeting Notice for Members Working at Save Mart and Lucky Supermarkets

UFCW 8–Golden State will conduct drop-in contract ratification meetings on Monday, April 25, 26 and 27, 2022 at 18 different locations. These “drop-in” meetings are for members working in Northern…
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April 21, 2022

UFCW 8-Golden State Reaches Tentative Agreements Covering All Save Mart Companies Banners

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…
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April 5, 2022

Tentative Contract Agreement Reached Between UFCW Unions in Northern Calif. and the Bay Area and Safeway/Vons

ROSEVILLE, CA (Tuesday, April 5, 2022) — UFCW 8-Golden State, in coordinated bargaining with UFCW Locals 5 and 648, is pleased to report we have reached a tentative contract agreement…
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March 28, 2022

UFCW Unions in Northern California Reach Tentative Contract Agreement With Save Mart/Lucky

UFCW Unions in Northern California Reach Tentative Contract Agreement With Save Mart/Lucky Deal reached in early morning hours after marathon negotiations ROSEVILLE, CALIF. (March 28, 2022) — UFCW 8-Golden State,…
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March 25, 2022

Strike Threat Leads to Tentative Agreement with Save Mart/Lucky

UFCW Locals 5, 8 and 648 have reached a tentative agreement for a new three-year agreement with Save Mart/Lucky. The historic deal comes after the unions terminated the contract extension…
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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 &…