The Southern California UFCW Locals met with Albertsons/Vons and Ralphs last month. The parties discussed a number of proposals and our respective consultants were in attendance to help the parties determine the amounts needed to maintain the pension and health care plans. We have scheduled a number of additional dates in May.
We now have the Federal Mediator that helped the parties resolve negotiations in 2007, 2011 and 2014 will be attending these future sessions.
We have signed an extension agreement with Stater Bros. and Gelsons as Health & Welfare and Pension plans are contingent on the outcome of negotiations with the larger employer groups.
Pharmacy negotiations with the major grocers are ongoing. We are in the process of updating our Professional Division website with current information, and will continue to do so as more information becomes available.
We will continue to keep you updated as negotiations progress. Stay strong and united. We can only win fair wages, fair scheduling and maintain our benefits by “Standing Together.”