Still Working On the Pension Solution
We are still hard at work with the major effort of trying to fix our pension. This is a very significant amount of money and getting it addressed will be an important part of reaching an overall new contract. Members who spend their careers in the grocery industry deserve a strong and secure retirement plan.
Kroger Pension Tentative Agreement
We were able to reach a Tentative Agreement with Kroger in July after a series of meetings since early in the year. This agreement would, if we are able to reach a similar deal with Safeway/Albertsons, put our pension plan in the Green Zone and would offer up a long-term solution that would make the pension less of a bargaining focus every 3-years. This is very good news.
Update on Safeway/Albertsons Pension Negotiations We held more meetings in August with Safeway/Albertsons that included very good discussions. We also have meetings on September 9th and 10th We are hoping that Safeway/ Albertsons will come prepared to make proposals to get closer to a Tentative Agreement like we have already reached with Kroger.
Better Connecting with More Members
Keep making sure you and your co-workers are signed up for email and cell updates and have downloaded the UFCW 21 app.
More Action Steps to Push for Better Wages and an Overall Better Contract
We are also beginning to prepare for actions coming up in the next two weeks. Details about these actions will be released shortly until then please speak with your Union Rep if you’re interested in taking part in a fun, visible, and public action. This is something we will be doing jointly with all three unions UFCW 21, Teamsters 38 and UFCW 367.
Attend a CAT Meeting near you the last week of September.
Times and locations will be posted in Bargaining Update next week.
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