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.
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.
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.
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.
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