Historic Progress on Safety... No Progress on Wages
After three months of negotiations, we were able to reach one agreement today around our safety proposals. This is the first time we have ever had safety language in our contract and addresses a major issue that we face in the stores every day — we can make progress when the employer is willing to have a reasonable dialogue.
However, the employer is sticking to their proposals to cut pay and reduce staffing. We remain committed to significant pay raises, secure scheduling, better workplace training, and protecting our health care and benefits.
Connecting with our shoppers
Our workplace leaflet actions are being well-received by our customers as we let them know what we are pushing for in our negotiations. With over 113 store leaflet actions already done, we will wrap up leafleting at every store by Friday the 14.
Connecting with each other
Attend a Contract Action Team Meeting near you to take part in the launch of our next action phase of getting all member data in one place so we can communicate quickly and accurately as the campaign evolves.
Be sure to download the UFCW 21 App so you can get up to the minute information on the bargain and related actions directly on your phone, download the app today. Also, check out the June Bargaining News poster on your store bulletin board.
Next Bargaining Date: June 18
YOUR GROCERY STORE BARGAINING TEAM:
Amy Dayley Angell, QFC #891 (Ballard), Front End Checker
Cassy Wolle, Fred Meyer - Port Orchard #655 (Grocery), CCK Checker
Scott Shiflett, QFC #838 (Inglewood), Meat Cutter
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
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