Grocery Store Bargain Update: Agreement Reached on Training, but Employers’ Proposed Wage-Cuts Remain

Grocery Store Bargain Update: Agreement Reached on Training, but Employers’ Proposed Wage-Cuts Remain

Our Union member Bargaining Team made additional progress today with the employers’ representatives as we reached a tentative agreement around investments in training for workforce development. On the crucial issue of wage increases, the employers still have not made a counter-proposal to our wage increase proposal from earlier in the month…

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Grocery Store Bargain Update: Historic Progress on Safety... No Progress on Wages

Grocery Store Bargain Update: 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. Our union member bargaining team has shown that when the employer is willing to have a reasonable dialogue, we can make progress…

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Grocery Store Bargain Update: Still at It, A Long Way to Go

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Still at It, A Long Way to Go

We had two days of contract negotiations this week – the last week before many contract expirations. Along those lines we were able to come to an agreement with the employers to extend our contracts with protections for retro-compensation. 

It remains clear to our Union Member Bargaining Team that we need to make some significant progress on many issues in our 2019 negotiations including higher wages. We need to continue to work on issues that are connected to the quality of our jobs and often are closely related to our pay – issues like; scheduling, staffing, training, and safety.

Over the last two days we traded proposals with the employers as follow up on our earlier round of safety proposals. While we made some progress on this front, we have a long way to go to adequately address safety issues in our stores.

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The Union Bargaining Team also presented evidence in support of our scheduling proposals, including:

  • More advanced notice —two weeks

  • Access to more hours—before our employers hire new staff, those hours should go to us

  • More control over our schedules—we should be able to choose our shifts

We know these systems already work in many of our stores. Meat departments have daily seniority and many members in our union have the ability to select their own schedules. We proposed that the employers take the systems we already have that are working well and expand them to everyone.

We made it clear to the employers: we passed our scheduling law in Seattle and we are prepared to pass it statewide unless they are willing to come to the table with solutions.

Take Action:

  • Make sure you and your co-workers have downloaded the UFCW 21 app.

  • As break actions wrap up, we are starting a new round of button up actions

    Next Bargaining dates May 20 & 21

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CLICK TO SEE A FULL SCHEDULE OF MAY CONTRACT ACTION TEAM MEETINGS

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

Todd Crosby, Organizing Director, UFCW International

Faye Guenther, Acting President, UFCW 21

Steve Chandler, Principal Officer Teamsters 38

Joe Mizrahi, Staff Director, 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

Grocery Store Bargain Update: Safety is key- for us and our customers

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Safety is key - for us and our customers

It is clear to our union member bargaining team that we need to make some significant progress on many issues in our 2019 negotiations including higher wages. Wages are important to all of us, but before we address compensation, we need to continue to work on issues that are connected to the quality of our jobs and often are closely related to our pay – issues like; scheduling, staffing, training, and safety.

Member feedback from surveys is clear: workplaces need to be safe for us and our customers.  Thousands of members have shared their experiences with safety issues at work; lack of training, harassment and bullying from managers and customers, unsafe equipment, and poor staffing.

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Our proposals around safety include:

  • Guarantee protections against retaliation when workers bring up issues around bullying, harassment, food safety, or customer safety—no one should be disciplined for making their store safer.

  • Improve safety committees that employers are legally required to hold, and make sure that we have trained union stewards in every meeting.

  • Require that our employers provide training on bullying and harassment and customer de-escalation techniques.

  • Paid time for the Safety Coordinator in each store to work on safety issues in the store.

Take Action:

  • Make sure you and your co-workers have downloaded the UFCW 21 app.

  • Keep taking your breaks. When we all take meal and rest breaks that are protected in our contracts and the law, we will force our employers to better staff our shifts.

  • As break actions wrap up, we will start a new round of button up actions next week and wear them through early May when our first contract expiration dates take place. (see buttons below)

    Next Bargaining dates May 2 & 3

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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), Deli Clerk

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 Checker

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

Todd Crosby, Organizing Director, UFCW International

Faye Guenther, Acting President, UFCW 21

Steve Chandler, Principal Officer Teamsters 38

Joe Mizrahi, Staff Director, 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

Grocery Store Bargain: May Contract Action Team Meetings

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May, 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 Tim Phelan
206-436-6515

Thursday, May 2, 2019
12:30–1:30pm
New Castle Public Library
12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7:30–8:30am
6:30–7:30pm
Kent Commons
Mill Creek Rm
525 4th Ave N, Kent WA 98032

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
5:30– 6:30pm     
Renton Community Center
Renton Community Center
1715 SE Maple Valley Highway Renton WA 98057 

Rep Teri Jackson
206-436-6551

Sunday, May 5, 2019
11:30am-12:30pm
1:30-2:30pm
Federal Way library
Meeting room 1
34200 1st Way S, Federal Way, WA 98003

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7:30-8:30am
6:30-7:30pm
Kent Commons
Mill Creek Rm
525 4th Ave N, Kent WA 98032

Rep Bill Roberts
360-419-4665

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
10am- 12pm
Lynden Starbucks, 8082 Guide Meridian Ave. #101, Lynden

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
4-6pm
Round Table Pizza at Sunset Square, Bellingham
1145 E Sunset Dr. #135, Bellingham, WA

 

Rep Tim Moisio
360-662-1989

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
5-6pm
Jefferson County Library,
9514, 620 Cedar Ave
Port Hadlock WA 98339

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
5-6pm
Port Orchard Library,
87 Sidney Ave
Port Orchard WA 98366

 

Rep Derrick Edens
206-436-6529

Monday, May 6, 2019
5:00-6:00pm
Southwest Branch of The Seattle Public Library
9010 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
5:30-6:30pm
Burien Library
400 SW 152nd St. Burien, WA 98166

 

Rep Leroy Taylor
360-662-1986

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
4-5pm
Silverdale UFCW21 office
3888 NW Randall Way, Suite 105
Silverdale WA 98383

 

Rep Kristina Storm
360-419-4667

Thursday, May 9, 2019
12-1pm
Alfys Pizza (upstairs)
916 SE Bayshore Drive 
Oak Harbor, WA

Thursday, May 9, 2019
6-7pm
UFCW Local 21
1510 N 18th Street
Mount Vernon, WA

 

Rep Ariana Davis
206-436-6586

Monday, May 6, 2019
4:30-5:30pm
Cap Hill Library
425 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
5:30-6:30pm
Renton Community Center
1715 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton, WA 98057

Thursday, May 9, 2019
5:30-6:30pm
Rainier Beach Library
9125 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Rep Tonya Burnett
360-662-1985

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
5:30-7:00pm
Westside pizza
612 S. Lincoln St
Port Angeles, WA, 98362

Rep Monica Bryant
206-436-6527

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
4:30-6:00pm w/Ariana Davis
Capitol Hill library 
425 Harvard Ave E Seattle, WA 98102 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
6-8pm w/Bruce Le
Phinney Ridge Community Center
Room 31 Blue Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Rep Bruce Le
206-436-6540

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
6-8pm w/ Monica Byrant
Phinney Ridge Community Center
Room 31 Blue Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
2-4pm
Greenwood Library
8016 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Rep Adrian Noel
360-419-4677

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6-7pm
Alfys Pizza Marysville
9330 State Ave, Marysville, WA 98270 

Thursday, May 9, 2019
6-7pm
Alfys Pizza Monroe
19121 US-2, Monroe, WA 98272

 

Amy Dayley
206-436-6563

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6pm
Kingsgate library
12315 NE 143rd St Kirkland

Rep Tae Abraham
206-436-6526

Thursday, May 2, 2019 
12:30-1:30pm
Sammamish Library 
825 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
5- 6pm 
Kingsgate library in Kirkland 
12315 NE 143rd St., Kirklan, WA

 

Rep Evelyn Orantes-Fogel
206-436-6520

Monday, May 6, 2019
6-7pm
Alfy’s 2317 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201

Thursday, May 9, 2019
3-4pm w/Regan McBride
Lynnwood Library 19200 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

 

Rep Regan McBride
206-436-6510

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
4-5:30pm
Lake City Library
12501 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Thursday, May 9, 2019
11-12:30 & 3-4:30
Shoreline Library
345 NE 175th St, Shoreline, WA 98155

 

Rep David Barnes
206-436-6591

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6:30-7:30pm
Can Am Pizza 
2125 Bel-Red Road 
Redmond, WA 98052

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
5:30-6:30pm
Bellevue Library (Meeting Room 1)
1111 110th Avenue NE
Bellevue WA 98004

 

Rep Monica Smith
206-436-6524

Monday, May 6, 2019
10:30am-12:30pm Drop by anytime
Maple Valley Library
21844 SE 248th PL
Maple Valley, WA  

Monday, May 6, 2019
3:30-5:30pm Drop by anytime
Covington Library
27100 164th Ave SE,
Covington, WA

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7:30-8:30am (Coffee and Donuts Meeting)
6:30-7:30pm (Light Snacks)
Kent Commons
525 4th Ave North
Kent, WA

 

 



Grocery Store Workers Contract Negotiations Update

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Community: “We’re United in Support of Grocery Store Workers”

We spent all day today in negotiations between our member bargaining team and the employer representatives, exchanging proposals on workplace issues like scheduling, safety and bereavement leave. We made progress on bereavement reform that we have been attempting to fix for many contracts. And we were also able to have conversations with Kroger about long-term fixes to our pension.

On the eve of our March 29th negotiations dozens of community organizations, elected officials and other labor organizations came out to show their support for a strong grocery store workers contract. Evening events were held simultaneously in Seattle, Mount Vernon and Silverdale with our bargaining team members briefing these partners on the top issues we will be working to address in negotiations.

More Pressure Needed to Make Necessary Progress

At this stage of negotiations, it is critically important that we increase the level of activism around our region from all of our stores. More and more members have been attending our Contract Action Team Meetings and if you have not been able to attend one near you, please consider coming out to a meeting in April.

These meetings are where we plan our large-scale, store level actions like the breaks actions that will be taking place in the coming month. Keep a look out for materials promoting the actions in the near future. Widespread, collective action by thousands of members in the stores is what drives progress in our negotiations to solve problems around scheduling, staffing, workplace safety and our many other issues.

Next Bargaining Dates: April, 18 and 19


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
360-662-1985

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
7pm 
Westside PIZZA
540 W. Washington St
Sequim, WA 98382

Rep Derrick Edens
206-436-6563

Monday, March 25, 2019
5-6pm
Issaquah Library
10 W Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027

Thursday, March 28, 2019
4:30pm
Lynnwood Library
19200 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Friday, April 5, 2019
4-5pm
Sammamish Library
825 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075

Rep Leroy Taylor
360-662-1986

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
4-6pm
UFCW 21 Silverdale office
3888 NW Randall Way #105
Silverdale, WA 98383

Rep Kristina Storm
360-419-4667

Thursday, March 28, 2019
12-1pm
Alfys Pizza (upstairs)
916 SE Bayshore Drive 
Oak Harbor, WA

Thursday, March 28, 2019
4-5pm 
UFCW Local 21
1510 N 18th Street
Mount Vernon, WA

Rep Teri Jackson
206-436-6551

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
6:30-8:00pm
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
360-419-4677

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5-7pm
Alfys Pizza Marysville 
9330 State Ave, Marysville, WA 98270

Thursday, April 4, 2019
5-7pm
Alfys Pizza Monroe
19121 US-2, Monroe, WA 98272

Rep Bill Roberts
360-419-4665

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5-7pm
Round Table Pizza
At Sunset Square
Bellingham

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
3-5pm
Lynden Starbucks
8082 Guide Meridian Ave #101
Lynden, WA 98264

Rep Andy Heyman
206-436-6586

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

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5:30-6:30pm
Renton Community Center
1715 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton, WA 98057

Thursday, April 4, 2019
3-4:30pm
Capital Hill Library 
425 Harvard Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

Rep Tim Phelan
206-436-6515

Thursday, April 4, 2019
11am-12:30pm
or 5-630pm
Kent Commons
525 4th Ave N
Kent WA 98032

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5:30-6:30pm
Renton Community Center
1715 Maple Valley Highway
Renton, WA 98057

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
1:30-2:30pm
New Castle Public Library
12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle

Rep Regan McBride
206-436-6510

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
11am-12:30pm
Lake City Library 12501 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Rep David Barnes
206-436-6591

Monday, April 1, 2019
6:30-7:30pm
Kirkland Library (Large Meeting Room)
308 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland WA 98033

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
10:00-11:00am
Bellevue Library (Meeting Room 1)
1111 110th Avenue NE
Bellevue WA 98004

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
6:30-7:30pm
New Location:
Can Am Pizza
2125 Bel-Red Road 
Redmond, Washington 98052

Rep Tae Abraham
206-436-6526

Monday, March 25, 201919
5-6pm
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
206-436-6520

Thursday, March 28, 2019
3-4pm
Lynnwood Library (Large Meeting Room)
19200 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Monday, April 1, 2019
6-7pm
Alfy’s Broadway Everett 
(Adrian and Evelyn)
2317 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201

Rep Tim Moisio
360-662-1989

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
5-6pm 
Port Orchard Library
87 Sidney Ave,
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Thursday, April 4, 2019
5-6pm 
Jefferson County Library
9514, 620 Cedar Ave,
Port Hadlock, WA 98339

Rep Monica Bryant
206-436-6527

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
6-7:30pm
Phinney Neighborhood Association
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Thursday, April 4, 2019
3-4:30pm
Capital Hill Library 
425 Harvard Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

Rep Bruce Le
206-436-6540

Wednesday, April 3. 2019
6-8pm
Phinney Ridge Community Center
Room 1 Big Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Thursday, April 4, 2019
2-4pm
Greenwood Library
8016 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Rep Monica Smith
206-436-6524

Tuesday April 2, 2019
10:00am-12:30pm
Covington Library 
Address: 27100 164th Ave SE
Covington, WA 98042

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
1:00-2:30pm
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
206-436-6529
Derrick Edens
206-436-6563

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




Grocery Store Bargain: Telephone Town Halls Connect With Thousands of Members

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If you weren’t able to join the Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday 3.12.19 about the Grocery Store Workers Contract Negotiations, you can listen to the recording of the live call to find out about what happened the 1st day of bargaining, what’s happening around the country with other UFCW grocery store negotiations, and hear about Secure Scheduling effort and much more. The call was a live call with members asking their questions and getting immediate answers.

2019 Grocery Store Workers' Contract Negotiations Have Begun

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Yesterday, our union member bargaining team met with the employers’ representatives for the first time in our 2019 contract negotiations. We were able to present a series of what are called non-economic proposals to the employers and they will now have the opportunity to review them, respond to our initial proposals and also present theirs to our team at following sessions. Our set of proposals are grounded in the feedback we received from a record number of member surveys. We discussed secure scheduling with more advanced notice and control, short staffing, getting more training, workplace safety, and proposals to make our union stronger.

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Sam Dancy, QFC 825 (Westwood Village), Kyong Barry, Albertsons 483 (S Auburn), Cliff Powers, Safeway 402 (Oak Harbor)

Action Steps:

  1. Attend an upcoming Contract Action Team meeting near you to find out more about bargaining and help plan our first set of actions for the month of April.

  2. Get some of your co-workers to download the UFCW 21 app so they can receive the most up-to-date information on the negotiations.

  3. Please make sure that your Union Rep has your current phone number and email address.


Next Contract Negotiation Date Set: March 29th

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), Deli Clerk

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 Checker

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

Todd Crosby, President, UFCW 21

Faye Guenther Secretary Treasurer, UFCW 21

Steve Chandler, Principal Officer Teamsters 38

Joe Mizrahi, Staff Director, 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

Grocery Store Member Bargaining Team Meets

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Grocery Store Member Bargaining Team Meets

Contract Negotiations to Begin on March 12th

Our Union member bargaining team gathered this week to make final preparations for the 1st bargaining session with our employers in the upcoming contract negotiations that will begin in March.  These negotiations are our opportunity to improve and protect our wages, benefits and working conditions. Work over many months, meetings with members, getting a record number of member surveys, and holding a great kick off with leaders from stores across the region have all helped to pull together a strong bargaining team and to prepare a series of our initial proposals to improve our jobs in our union grocery stores. UFCW 21 and Teamsters 38 will be negotiating together again this year. The bargaining team is made up of members from across the region and from all banners, as well as a diverse representation of various departments, experience levels, and each of the contracts that will be renegotiated.

Actions:

You are all invited to join a live Telephone Town Hall on the evening of March 12th and we will relay what happened on the first day of bargaining and answer member questions. You will receive a phone call in advance with details.

Meet 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), Deli Clerk

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 Checker

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

Todd Crosby, President, UFCW 21

Faye Guenther Secretary Treasurer, UFCW 21

Steve Chandler, Principal Officer Teamsters 38

Joe Mizrahi, Staff Director, 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