Your Union attended bargaining sessions on July 20 and 21 fully prepared to bargain a mutually acceptable contract. Albertsons/Vons and Ralphs did not share this intention and their proposals continue to fail to recognize your hard work, the companies’ profitability and the increasing cost of living in Southern California.
This is not acceptable. We are beginning boycott actions throughout Southern California on Monday, July 25th. These will continue through August 8th – our deadline for obtaining an acceptable offer or calling for a strike. Please check with your Union Representative or steward, or our web site at ufcw135.org/events for dates and times of boycott actions. Your participation will make a difference since the customers know you and will honor your request.
Negotiations will resume on August 1, 2016. Meetings for all members have been scheduled for August 8th to vote to accept or reject management’s offer. Watch your mail for a meeting notice with locations and times.
The next 2 weeks are critical and your support and solidarity make the difference. We don’t want to strike but we will if we have to. You deserve better.