Grocery Store Bargain Update: Agreement Reached on Training, but Employers’ Proposed Wage-Cuts Remain

Agreement Reached on Training, but Employers’ Proposed Wage-Cuts Remain

Our Union member Bargaining Team made additional progress today with the employers’ representatives as we reached a tentative agreement around investments in training for workforce development. On the crucial issue of wage increases, the employers still have not made a counter-proposal to our wage increase proposal from earlier in the month.

Take Action and Keep Updated:

  • Join the Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday evening June 19 at 5:30 p.m.— all you have to do is answer your phone when we call.

  • Make sure you’ve updated your contact information (cell, email, UFCW 21 app). We need to know the best way to reach you so we can take unified action together. When we take action together, we can move the employer away from their take-away proposals and toward our solutions on wages, benefits, and other improvements for our working conditions.

  • Contract Action Team meetings will take place in the second week of July. Keep a look out for meeting details as they become available. At these meetings we will discuss escalated actions planned for later in July.

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Next Bargaining Dates: July 10 & 11

Your Grocery Store Bargaining Team:

Amy Dayley Angell, QFC #891 (Ballard), Front End Checker

Cassy Wolle, Fred Meyer - Port Orchard #655 (Grocery), CCK Checker

Christina Harris, Fred Meyer - Lake City #179 (Grocery), Bakery Clerk

Cliff Powers, Safeway #402 (Oak Harbor), Produce Clerk

Eleanor Knight, Albertsons #4483 (Auburn), 4th PIC

Irene Garcia, Fred Meyer - Auburn #19 (Retail), Home Clerk

Jeannette Randall, Safeway #1923 (Roxbury), Front End Checker

Jeff Smith, Fred Meyer - Snohomish #681 (Retail), Non-food receiving Clerk

J'Nee DeLancey, Town & Country #211 (Ballard), Beer/Wine Manager

Jordan Washington, QFC #803 (Meridian), Starbucks

Kyong Barry, Albertsons #483 (S Auburn), Front End Supervisor

Maggie Breshears, Fred Meyer - Greenwood #122 (Grocery), Personal Shopper

Maroot Nanakul, Safeway #464 (Bear Creek), Front End Manager

Michaela Strain, QFC #819 (Bothell), Meat Wrapper

Paul Ames Reinhold, Metropolitan Market #157 (Uptown), Cheese Kiosk Clerk

Richard Waits, Haggen #15 (Burlington), Deli Clerk

Robin Hillistad, QFC #858 (N Seattle), HR Specialist

Sam Dancy, QFC #825 (Westwood Village), Front End Supervisor

Scott Shiflett, QFC #838 (Inglewood), Meat Cutter

Sue Wilmot, Safeway #1252 (Bainbridge Island), Front End Checker

Wendy Garrett-Drake, Albertsons #469 (Mukilteo), Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper

Wil Peterson, Fred Meyer - Everett #95 (Grocery), CCK Checker

Faye Guenther, President, UFCW 21

Steve Chandler, Principal Officer Teamsters 38

Joe Mizrahi, Secretary Treasurer, UFCW 21

Mia Contreras, Executive Vice President, UFCW 21

Tammi Brady, Recording Secretary, Teamsters 38

Samantha Kantak, Executive Assistant, Teamsters 38

Jim McGuinness, Attorney, UFCW 21 and Teamsters 38