Grocery Store Bargain Update

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Historic Tentative Agreement Reached for Improved Scheduling. Wages: Still a Fraction of What We Need. 

We just wrapped up another three days of negotiations, ending with a historic agreement on improved and secured scheduling. After decades of fighting for scheduling improvements, this latest agreement represents a huge leap forward in ensuring that we have more control over our lives, access to more hours and schedules that are more reliable.  

Major work still lies ahead. The employers presented another inadequate wage proposal (.30, .25, .30). This still is only a fraction of what we need. We responded by sharing our stories. We know some of our co-workers are struggling. We know many of us love our jobs and our customers, but are not getting compensated in a way that allows us to survive. We know some of us have more than 30 years of service and still make only $15.05 an hour.  We shared stories from every department, from fuel to deli to retail, grocery, and meat. We shared stories about our property taxes going up. Our rent going up. We shared stories about how we use our vacation to subsidize our ability to afford childcare. We talked about our stay-cations versus a real vacation. We work hard every day yet still can’t afford a car or house. We made the case that ONE GOOD JOB should be enough.   

We are still fighting for:  

  • Better Wages 

  • Our Health Care  

  • Secure Pension- we need to reach agreement with Safeway/Albertsons to secure our pension, something Kroger already agreed to. 

  • Investment in Training  

We REJECT the employers’ proposal to cut Holiday Pay and other premiums 

Next Dates: We will have several conversations with Safeway/Albertsons over pension issues.

Amy Dayley Angell, QFC Front End Checker, UFCW 21; Jeannette Randall, Safeway Front End Checker, UFCW 21; Kyong Barry, Albertsons Front End Supervisor, UFCW 21; Sam Dancy, QFC Front End Supervisor, UFCW 21; Wendy Garrett-Drake, Albertsons Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper, Teamsters 38; Richard Waits, Haggen Deli Clerk, UFCW 21; Joann Gardner, Albertsons Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper, UFCW 367

Amy Dayley Angell, QFC Front End Checker, UFCW 21; Jeannette Randall, Safeway Front End Checker, UFCW 21; Kyong Barry, Albertsons Front End Supervisor, UFCW 21; Sam Dancy, QFC Front End Supervisor, UFCW 21; Wendy Garrett-Drake, Albertsons Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper, Teamsters 38; Richard Waits, Haggen Deli Clerk, UFCW 21; Joann Gardner, Albertsons Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper, UFCW 367

PHA: Need an extra $300 - $600? 

We have bargained hard for our health care benefits over the years. Please take your Personal Health Assessment and put $300 in your pocket. We fight hard for every penny at the table. Please take 20 minutes and fill out this questionnaire today. It is a private questionnaire that only you and your doctor see, not your union, not your employer and not the Trust.  https://soundhealthwellness.com 

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Growing the Power of Our Union - Nutrition Victory:  

After fighting for years to gain parity in General Merchandise, Port Orchard Fred Meyer Nutrition workers won a victory by overwhelmingly voting to join our union and becoming the first Nutrition workers to be placed on Appendix “A.”  This is a major step toward eliminating disparities in pay for workers who work side by side every day. At the bargaining table we still have proposals that would move Nutrition and many other departments onto appendix “A.” 

YOUR GROCERY STORE BARGAINING TEAM:

Amy Dayley Angell, QFC #891 (Ballard), Front End Checker, UFCW 21

Christina Harris, Fred Meyer - Lake City #179 (Grocery), Bakery Clerk, UFCW 21

Cliff Powers, Safeway #402 (Oak Harbor), Produce Clerk, UFCW 21

Denise Anderson, Safeway #1546 (Aberdeen), Meat Wrapper, UFCW 367

Eleanor Knight, Albertsons #4483 (Auburn), 4th PIC, UFCW 21

Irene Garcia, Fred Meyer - Auburn #19 (Retail), Home Clerk, UFCW 21

Jeannette Randall, Safeway #1923 (Roxbury), Front End Checker, UFCW 21

Jeff Smith, Fred Meyer - Snohomish #681 (Retail), Non-food receiving Clerk, UFCW 21

J'Nee DeLancey, Town & Country #211 (Ballard), Beer/Wine Manager, UFCW 21

Joann Gardner, Albertsons #3106 (Puyallup), Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper, UFCW 367

Jordan Washington, QFC #803 (Meridian), Starbucks, UFCW 21

Kyong Barry, Albertsons #483 (S Auburn), Front End Supervisor, UFCW 21

Lisa Gasser, Fred Meyer #424 (South Hill), Bakery Clerk, UFCW 367

Maggie Breshears, Fred Meyer - Greenwood #122 (Grocery), Personal Shopper, UFCW 21

Maroot Nanakul, Safeway #464 (Bear Creek), Front End Manager, UFCW 21

Michaela Strain, QFC #819 (Bothell), Meat Wrapper, UFCW 21

Mike Sherman, Fred Meyer # 265 – Puyallup, Grocery Clerk, UFCW 367

Mike Solberg, Safeway # 547 (Graham), Grocery Clerk, UFCW 367

Paul Ames Reinhold, Metropolitan Market #157 (Uptown), Cheese Kiosk Clerk, UFCW 21

Richard Waits, Haggen #15 (Burlington), Deli Clerk, UFCW 21

Robin Hillistad, QFC #858 (N Seattle), HR Specialist, UFCW 21

Sam Dancy, QFC #825 (Westwood Village), Front End Supervisor, UFCW 21

Sue Wilmot, Safeway #1252 (Bainbridge Island), Front End Checker, UFCW 21

Wendy Garrett-Drake, Albertsons #469 (Mukilteo), Personnel Coordinator/Bookkeeper, Teamsters 38

Wil Peterson, Fred Meyer - Everett #95 (Grocery), CCK Checker, UFCW 21

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

Kate Meckler, Trustee, UFCW 367

Jim McGuinness, Attorney, UFCW 21, Teamsters 38 and UFCW 367