Grocery Store Bargain: Negotiations Continue on Pension, Important Public Actions Coming Soon

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Our union member bargaining team has been in negotiations with Albertsons/Safeway over our pension for the past two days. While we have not reached a pension agreement with Albertsons/Safeway that aligns with our existing pension TA with Kroger, we have continued to make progress in negotiations and we are holding the line to ensure we keep our pension valuable and viable.

In addition to negotiations, our team has been hard at work planning ways to address U Scan’s impact on our jobs and encouraging members to fill out their Personal Health Assessments. The PHA saves members hundreds of dollars on health costs. The deadline is September 30th.  Click here to begin your PHA.

On Wednesday, our team will be out in stores across the region meeting with members to discuss negotiations and bringing co-workers up to date on our next actions.

Teamsters 174 stands in solidarity with Puget Sound grocery store workers

Banner Actions:

Next week our three unions, UFCW 21, Teamsters 38 and UFCW 367, will be holding shared actions to engage with our community in a different way than we have so far in the campaign for a fair contract. We will be out at select freeway overpasses in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties with banners promoting our message: One Good Job Should Be Enough.

Contact your store leader or Union Rep for more details on these actions and to RSVP for the one nearest you. Let’s show our communities and our employers that we’re standing strong and it’s time for a fair contract.

Grocery Store Bargain Banner Action Flyer

CAT Meetings:

Our regular Contract Action Team meetings will be held all across the region 9/22-9/28. Each store leader should be able to give you details with the exact dates, times and locations nearest you.

2019 The West United poster

United West Updates:

California: As you may have heard, the local UFCWs in Southern California reached a tentative agreement for a new contract over the weekend. Their contract’s expiration was in March. Their bargaining team is recommending a yes vote, and their votes are taking place this week.

Oregon: Local 555 is continuing contract negotiations after voting to authorize a strike. Show your support for UFCW 555 members on social media this week! Facebook Instagram


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

Grocery Store Bargain: April Contract Action Team Meetings

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March-April, 2019 Grocery Store Bargain Contract Action Team Meetings are organized by Rep., Members are welcome to attend any CAT meeting. To RSVP or if you have questions contact your Union Representative.

Rep Tonya Burnett

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Westside PIZZA
540 W. Washington St
Sequim, WA 98382

Rep Derrick Edens

Monday, March 25, 2019
Issaquah Library
10 W Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Lynnwood Library
19200 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Friday, April 5, 2019
Sammamish Library
825 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075

Rep Leroy Taylor

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
UFCW 21 Silverdale office
3888 NW Randall Way #105
Silverdale, WA 98383

Rep Kristina Storm

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Alfys Pizza (upstairs)
916 SE Bayshore Drive 
Oak Harbor, WA

Thursday, March 28, 2019
UFCW Local 21
1510 N 18th Street
Mount Vernon, WA

Rep Teri Jackson

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Federal Way 320th Library
848 S 320th St
Federal Way, WA 98003

1:00-2:00pm OR 3:00-4:00pm
Enumclaw Library Meeting Room 1
1700 1st St Enumclaw

Thursday, April 4, 2019
11:00am-12:30pm Mt. Rainier Room
5:00-6:30pm Olympic Room
Kent Commons
525 4th Ave N
Kent, WA  98032 

Rep Adrian Noel

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Alfys Pizza Marysville 
9330 State Ave, Marysville, WA 98270

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Alfys Pizza Monroe
19121 US-2, Monroe, WA 98272

Rep Bill Roberts

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Round Table Pizza
At Sunset Square

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Lynden Starbucks
8082 Guide Meridian Ave #101
Lynden, WA 98264

Rep Andy Heyman

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
1 -2pm
Rainier Beach Library. 9125 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Renton Community Center
1715 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton, WA 98057

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Capital Hill Library 
425 Harvard Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

Rep Tim Phelan

Thursday, April 4, 2019
or 5-630pm
Kent Commons
525 4th Ave N
Kent WA 98032

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Renton Community Center
1715 Maple Valley Highway
Renton, WA 98057

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
New Castle Public Library
12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle

Rep Regan McBride

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
11am-12:30pm or 4-5:30pm
Shoreline Central Library 345 NE 175th St, Shoreline, WA 98155

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Lake City Library 12501 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Rep David Barnes

Monday, April 1, 2019
Kirkland Library (Large Meeting Room)
308 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland WA 98033

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Bellevue Library (Meeting Room 1)
1111 110th Avenue NE
Bellevue WA 98004

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
New Location:
Can Am Pizza
2125 Bel-Red Road 
Redmond, Washington 98052

Rep Tae Abraham

Monday, March 25, 201919
Issaquah library
10 W Sunset Way 
Issaquah WA 98027 

Friday, April 5, 2019
4- 5pm
Sammamish Library
825 288th Ave SE
Sammamish WA 98075 

Rep Evelyn Orantes-Fogel

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Lynnwood Library (Large Meeting Room)
19200 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Monday, April 1, 2019
Alfy’s Broadway Everett 
(Adrian and Evelyn)
2317 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201

Rep Tim Moisio

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Port Orchard Library
87 Sidney Ave,
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Jefferson County Library
9514, 620 Cedar Ave,
Port Hadlock, WA 98339

Rep Monica Bryant

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Phinney Neighborhood Association
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Capital Hill Library 
425 Harvard Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

Rep Bruce Le

Wednesday, April 3. 2019
Phinney Ridge Community Center
Room 1 Big Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Greenwood Library
8016 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Rep Monica Smith

Tuesday April 2, 2019
Covington Library 
Address: 27100 164th Ave SE
Covington, WA 98042

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Maple Valley Library
21844 SE 248th ST
Maple Valley, WA 98038

Thursday, April 4, 2019
11:00am-12:30pm or 5:00-6:30pm
Place: Kent Commons
525 4th Ave N
Kent, WA 98032

Rep Cynthia Edwards
Derrick Edens

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:30 - 7:30pm
Burien Library 
400 SW 152nd Street
Burien,  WA 98166

Friday, April 5, 2019
3:30 - 4:30pm
and 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Southwest Library 
9010 35th Ave SW
Seattle,  WA 98126

Members Stand Up for Their Rights...

Members Stand Up for Their Rights...

QFC had been requiring UFCW 21 members to fill out FMLA paperwork to receive sick leave pay across the region. This is not about the Seattle Sick Leave law. This is about our rights in our contract for when you are sick for three days or more so you can access your sick leave bank. Our win clarifies that they cannot withhold sick leave pay because you have not yet filed FMLA paperwork. 

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