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Negotiations Updates


April 2024 – Southern California Foods Co. Bargaining Update

We met with Foods Co. / Food 4 Less this week as a strong, united…
Medical & Dental Workers
Southern Calif. Albertsons and Vons Pharmacist Contract Ratified
Save Mart Pharmacy Closure Update – August 22, 2022
Medical & Dental Workers
Southern CA Pharmacist Contract Negotiations Update
Medical & Dental Workers
Albertsons/Vons Pharmacist Contract Update – July 28, 2022
Southern California UFCW Locals Reached a Tentative Pharmacist Agreement with Employers
UFCW 8-Golden State Reaches Tentative Agreements Covering All Save Mart Companies Banners
Tentative Agreement Reached on Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions, and Ralphs Contract

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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

NegotiationsNewsRetail Food (Southern California)
April 1, 2022

UFCW Locals in Southern Calif. Reach Tentative Agreement with Stater Bros.

Thanks to the strength and dedication of our members standing together and making their voices heard, along with the unity of all locals working together in bargaining, we are proud…
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March 27, 2022

Southern CA Negotiations Update for Albertsons, Vons Clerks and Pharmacists

ULP Strike Authorization Vote Overwhelmingly Passes March 27, 2022 -- Over the past week, Southern California UFCW members working at Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions and Ralphs made their voices heard by…
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March 18, 2022

Southern Calif. Negotiations Update – Albertsons, Vons, Pharmacists and Stater Bros.  – March 18, 2022

We have heard from countless members how they feel over-worked, under-valued, over-exposed, and under-paid. Many are tired and upset the company hasn’t recognized the contribution and value they bring to…
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March 8, 2022

Southern California UFCW Locals Continue Bargaining with Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions as Strike Authorization Votes Are Scheduled

March 8, 2022 -- United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Locals 8GS, 135, 324, 770, 1167, 1428, and 1442, together representing 60,000 of frontline food workers, including grocery clerks, meat…
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February 24, 2022

Southern CA Negotiations Update – Feb 24, 2022

What Happened At The Table This Week With Albertsons/Vons Discussions with Albertsons/Vons this week have been fairly productive, but there is a long way to go. We’ve addressed some contract…
NegotiationsNewsRetail Food (Southern California)
February 22, 2022

UFCW Locals in Southern California Continue In-Person Negotiations with Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs

In-person negotiations between Albertsons/Vons and Ralphs and UFCW Local Unions 8GS, 135, 324, 770, 1167, 1428, and 1442 continue this week. Numerous proposals have been exchanged and we have had…
Retail Food (Southern California)
August 10, 2021

Bakersfield Foods Co Members Ratify Contract

UFCW 8-Golden State members at Foods Co supermarkets in the Bakersfield area voted to ratify a new three-year contract. The agreement raises standards on wages and hours, maintains health benefits,…
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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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March 30, 2020

Albertsons, Safeway and Vons COVID-19 Update – March 28, 2020

After ongoing discussions with Albertsons/Safeway, the company has updated its policy for members working at Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and Pak N Save regarding wearing masks and gloves while at work.…
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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…
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October 3, 2019

Southern CA UFCW members with Stater Bros. Ratify New Contract

We are pleased to report, UFCW members in Southern CA who work at Stater Bros. Markets have ratified a new three-year contract. The contract was overwhelmingly approved by members from…
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September 9, 2019

Southern CA UFCW Locals reach tentative agreements with both Stater Bros. and Retail Pharmacists

We are proud to report UFCW 8-Golden State, along with all UFCW Locals in Southern CA, have reached tentative contract agreements with both Stater Bros. and Retail Pharmacists working at…