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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

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…
NegotiationsRetail Food (Southern California)
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…
NegotiationsRetail Food (Southern California)
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…
Retail Food (Southern California)
September 8, 2019

UFCW Locals in Southern CA Reach a Tentative Agreement – Sept 8, 2019

UFCW 8-Golden State is proud to announce we, along with all UFCW locals in Southern CA, have reached a tentative agreement with Albertsons/Vons. (more…)
NegotiationsRetail Food (Southern California)
August 26, 2019

Southern CA Retail Food Negotiations Update – Aug 26, 2019

After four days of complex negotiations, beginning last week through yesterday, the employers have continued to offer insufficient wage increases, without adequately recognizing the dedication and value of our hard-working…
NegotiationsRetail Food (Southern California)
August 2, 2019

Southern CA Negotiations Update – August 2, 2019

Negotiations wrapped up this week with management giving proposals on wages, pension, and health care. The reality is, their current proposals do not reflect the hard work and dedication of…
NegotiationsRetail Food (Southern California)
July 22, 2019

Southern CA Retail Food Negotiation Update – July 22, 2019

Negotiations last week centered around wages and scheduling issues. The hard work and dedication our members bring to customers and stores every day deserves to be recognized with a contract…
NegotiationsRetail Food (Southern California)
July 13, 2019

Southern CA Retail Food Negotiations Update – July 13, 2019

Negotiations wrapped up this week with discussions on how the companies’ proposals will impact your healthcare and wages. While we exchanged proposals across the table, we remain far apart on major…
NegotiationsRetail Food (Southern California)
June 26, 2019

Southern CA Retail Food Negotiations Update – June 26, 2019

On Monday and Tuesday this week, UFCW members in Southern California voted overwhelmingly to approve potential economic actions against Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons if negotiations fail to produce a fair…