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.

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

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


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