Grocery/Meat/General Merchandise Contract Negotiation Member Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete and return the following questionnaire. Your answers will be used to draft a proposal for upcoming contract negotiations. Personal Information will be kept confidential.

(This is needed for member verification)
Phone Number
Phone Number
Who is your employer?
What is your job class?
On average, how many hours per week have you worked during the last 6 months?
Do you have any other employment besides your union job?
Are you the primary or sole financial support for yourself or your family?
How many adults and children currently live with you full time?
What is your current hourly wage rate?
Rank the following in order of importance to you in the upcoming contract negotiations.
Rank the following in order of importance to you in the upcoming contract negotiations.
Secure Retirement Pension
Improve Wages
Increase Hours Per Week
Protect Health Benefits
Rank the following issues related to wages in order of importance.
Rank the following issues related to wages in order of importance.
General wage increases
Lower the number of hours to get to the top of the wage scale
Higher starting rates of pay
Reduce the difference between the grocery rate of pay and the others rates like Deli, Bakery or General Merchandise
Overall, how would you rate your current health benefit plan?
Is your spouse, same-sex domestic partner, or dependent(s) covered by your health plan?
Do you have a concern or need regarding your health benefits plan that you’d like to see addressed in the next contract?
How important is it for you that your pension is there for you and your co-workers for retirement?
Pension benefits are intended to give workers added security in retirement. The historic collapse of the stock market in 2008 resulted in a large reduction in the overall value of the pension plan. Because of this, the pension was reformed in the 2010 bargain. There were additional changes in 2013 that helped save the Meat Pension.
Have you come to work sick in the last year because sick time benefits were not available when you needed them?
Given when you generally know your work schedule, how much time do you feel you have to plan family activities, schedule needed appointments or daycare?
Our union is only as strong as our members acting together—your energy and support are critical. By getting informed, getting active, and standing united, we can win a fair contract. We showed this in 2013. We can show it again.
Contract Action Team members help keep co-workers informed about what’s happening in bargaining, mobilize them to take action, and serve as key contacts for Union Reps.
Co-worker’s Name
Co-worker’s Name
Thanks for your input!