Grocery Bargain CONTRACT VOTES SET

CONTRACT VOTES SET 

Tentative Agreement Reached Fully Recommended by Union Member Bargaining Team

As you may know, a fully recommended tentative agreement was reached in negotiations on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. See the information below for times, dates, and locations for union members to review the tentative agreement, get questions answered, and vote. You may vote at whatever location is most convenient, at any time when polling is open at that location.

These votes are open to UFCW 21 grocery store workers in King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Mason and Thurston Counties at the big chains as well as the independent stores. This includes all workers at Safeway, Albertsons, QFC, and Fred Meyer (including CCK and General Merchandise), as well as workers at stores with an interim (or “me too”) agreement, such as Metropolitan Market, Town & Country and other independent stores. 

You can come by at any point during the scheduled times and take as long as you like to review the contract offer and ask questions before casting your vote. You must be present at a vote and a current union member in order to cast a ballot.


Come by at any point between 8:00AM - 12 NOON and 4:00PM - 8:00PM at the following locations to review the offer, get questions answered, and cast your vote.


 

Sunday, April 24

Bellevue        
Meydenbauer Center
Rooms: 404-406, 11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue, WA  98004


 

Monday, April 25

Everett/Lynnwood
Lynnwood Convention Center, Rooms 1DEF
3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood 98036


 

Tuesday, April 26

Sea Tac
Seatac Hilton
Emerald Ballroom, 17620 International Blvd., Seattle 98188


 

Wednesday, April 27

Bremerton   
Kitsap Convention Center
Ballroom D, 100 Washington Ave, Bremerton 98337


 

Thursday, April 28

Seattle        
Best Western Executive Inn
Seafair Ballroom, 200 Taylor Ave N, Seattle 98109

 

Olympia        
Southsound Manor
Logan Room, 455 North Street SE, Tumwater 98501


UFCW LOCAL UNIONS PLEASED TO SEE ALBERTSONS PURCHASE OF 29 HAGGEN STORES IN THE NORTHWEST APPROVED

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union released the following statement regarding Albertsons’ approved purchase of 29 Haggen stores in the Northwest. 

For several months now, the Haggen bankruptcy process has brought a great deal of uncertainty to hard-working UFCW members and their families. With the sale of these 29 stores to Albertsons, we are optimistic that everyone who works within them will finally be able to have the certainty and stability that they deserve.  

With the approval of this sale, Haggen will assume, assign, and transfer relevant labor agreements to Albertsons. This means that every UFCW member who works within these 29 Haggen stores will keep their job, seniority status, wages, earned sick leave, vacation days, paid time off and personal holidays.   

The success of these stores relies upon the talent and pride of UFCW members. We are absolutely committed to partnering with Albertsons to provide all of these communities with better jobs and the best grocery store experience possible.

The entire UFCW union family remains dedicated to helping members and their families live better lives. We will continue to fight every single day for higher wages, affordable benefits and retirement security because hard-working families everywhere deserve an economy that rewards their work.

 

New Dates Set for Core Store Auction - December 8, 2015

Haggen has now announced that the stores that were originally slotted for auction in January (the core stores listed below from our region) are now scheduled to go up for auction on February 5. We will be tracking that auction closely and, like we did for the first round of auctions on non-core stores, we will be pushing hard and do what we can to get a union buyer who will respect our contracts under new ownership.

Wearing your union button in the coming weeks will help send this strong message to customers and others. Keep in contact with your Union Rep with questions or if you need more buttons for the store. While this is a challenging and stressful time, by standing together as union workers and our customers we are able to have a far better outcome.
 
Union Rep # 1-800-732-1188.

Haggen Store Auction

UFCW 21 Haggen Update – November 13, 2015

Some Results From Recent Auction and Next Steps

You may be wondering what the results were from the recent round of auctions taking place in LA for 95 Haggen stores up and down the West Coast. In particular, some of our UFCW 21 northwest Washington Haggen stores were on auction Wednesday.  

While there were a few stores that had no bids in the UFCW 21 region, we are still actively working to find buyers for these few stores. For the rest in the UFCW 21 region, there were eight winning bids and they were all by Albertsons, a union store. This list from the auction is below.  

We continue to closely monitor this process and will know more early next week about what the outcome will look like as there are extra steps after the bidding and prior to an approved sale.  Also, we hope there may be positive news about the other stores that had been auctioned but had no bid. 

Finally, the list we had sent on Tuesday night was regarding the so-called "core" stores in our region that Haggen has filed a motion to put up for auction in January of 2016. 

Haggen Stores Up for Auction This Week, Motion Filed for Core Stores in Our Region to be Auctioned in January

Haggen Stores Up for Auction This Week, Motion Filed for Core Stores in Our Region to be Auctioned in January

You are probably hearing about events this week and the auctioning of some Haggen stores. Representatives from UFCW Locals and our International Union are at the auction for the 95 Haggen stores taking place this week. We are strongly presenting our position that these stores need to be bought by responsible store owners to ensure that our members can continue to provide for their families and give customers the great service that they expect...

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