STATER BROS.

 

Stater Bros. Agreement with Southern California Locals

 

 

 

Article / Section

New Language

Explanation

Article 4 (J) -Transfer to Higher Category

All employees who are promoted to a higher rated classification shall receive the next immediate higher rate of pay for that classification, and be credited with the hours for the progression to which the employee is placed.   The employee shall then work 520 hours and continue to progress through the remaining steps each 520 hours thereafter. 

NO BACKFILL!

Upon promotion employees credited for all back hours in new classification and continue to move up progression every 520 hours.

REGULAR WAGE INCREASES UPON PROMOTION.

Article 5 (A)(2) and (3) - Full-time Employee

The Company shall maintain a percentage of full-time to part-time Food Clerks and General Merchandise Clerks by company district based upon the percentage of full-time to part-time Food Clerks and General Merchandise Clerks in the Company which exists on the effective date of the contract.  Effective 3/1/08 the percentage shall increase by 2 %.  Effective 3/1/09 the percentage shall increase by an additional 3 %. 

ANNUAL INCREASES IN NUMBER OF FULL-TIME POSITIONS IN DISTRICT

Article 5 (Q) – Sunday Guarantee

Part-time food clerks may be scheduled for a four (4) hour minimum guaranteed shift on Sunday in a ratio of one (1) such shift to every one (1) eight (8) hour Food Clerk Sunday shift or fraction thereof.

Modifies Sunday Guarantee from 2 full-time shifts to every 1 part-time shift to 1 full-time shift to every 1 part-time shift.

Article 6(B)(2) – Sunday Premium

Employees hired prior to 3/1/04 (except Clerk’s Helpers) – 1 ½ times minus $1.00.  Employees hired or promoted on or after 3/1/04 (except Clerk’s Helpers) - $1.00 per hour until employee reaches top rate for classification and then 1 ¼ times.

Sunday Premium rate for employees hired prior to 3/1/04 increases as wages increase. 

Sunday Premium rate for employees hired or promoted on or after 3/1/04 will increase to 1 ¼ times when employee reaches top pay for classification.

Article 7 (I) – Holidays for Employees Hired on or After 3/1/04

Employees hired on or after 3/1/04 shall be entitled to the Christmas holiday after an employee completes probationary period.

Employees hired on or after 3/1/04 shall be entitled to the Memorial Day holiday after an employee has completed three (3) years of employment.  

Accelerates earning of Christmas and Memorial Day holidays for new hires. 

Article 7 (I) (e) – Holidays for Employees Hired on or After 3/1/04

Eliminate language.  Following language applies to all employees:  When a contractual holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be observed, except that for the Christmas Day holiday, which shall always be observed on December 25.

Holidays celebrated on the same day for all employees.


 

 

Article 7 (I) (f) – Holidays for Employees Hired on or After 3/1/04

No employee shall be required to work on Christmas Day.

Employees only work Christmas Day if they volunteer.

Article 8 (C) – Vacations

Add four weeks of vacation after 15 years

MORE VACATION FOR EMPLOYEES HIRED ON OR AFTER 3/1/04.

Article 15 (A) – Trust Funds (Benefit Fund)

Employer will contribute one rate on all hours worked by all employees.  The Unions along with the Consultants will design a fair benefit plan for all employees and retirees based on overall contribution. 

SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS FOR ALL IN BENEFIT PLAN.  WAITING PERIOD FOR NEW HIRES REDUCED.  OUT OF POCKET COSTS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES TO BE REDUCED. 

 

Article 15 (B) – Trust Funds (Pension Fund)

Employer will contribute one rate on all hours worked by all employees. 

Pension Fund and reserves to build up and aid in eliminating 412(E) restrictions on increases in pension in future contracts.

 

Article 15 – Trust Funds

Stater Bros. will be entitled to same contributions rates and dates as Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons

Favored Nations provision for Trust Funds only.  Necessary due to multi-Employer Trust Fund.

Article 20 – Expiration and Renewal

Term of Agreement – March 6, 2007 – March 5, 2010.

New 3 year agreement.

Appendix F – Pharmacist

Separate Bargaining Unit for Pharmacists

Provides Pharmacists with a separate contract.

 

WAGES

 

MEAT CUTTERS

 

                                    Stages                   3/5/2007        3/3/2008        3/2/2009

Rates

Head Cutter

$20.68

$21.08

$21.43

Journeyman

$19.68

$20.08

$20.43

Next 6 months

$17.71

$18.07

$18.39

Next 6 months

$15.74

$16.06

$16.34

Next 6 months

$13.78

$14.06

$14.30

Next 3 months

$12.79

$13.05

$13.28

First 3 months

$11.80

$12.04

$12.26

 

                                                                       CLERKS

 

Text Box: 20 Stage Scale
 

 

 

 

 


 

                                      

                                       Stage                 3/5/2007        3/3/2008        3/2/2009

Rates

1

0-520

$9.20

$9.40

$9.40

2

521-1040

$9.40

$9.60

$9.60

3

1041-1560

$9.65

$9.85

$9.85

4

1561-2080

$9.90

$10.10

$10.10

5

2081-2600

$10.15

$10.35

$10.35

6

2601-3120

$10.45

$10.65

$10.65

7

3121-3640

$10.75

$10.95

$10.95

8

3641-4160

$11.15

$11.35

$11.35

9

4161-4680

$11.55

$11.75

$11.75

10

4681-5200

$11.95

$12.15

$12.15

11

5201-5720

$12.35

$12.55

$12.55

12

5721-6240

$12.85

$13.05

$13.05

13

6241-6760

$13.35

$13.55

$13.55

14

6761-7280

$13.85

$14.05

$14.05

15

7281-7800

$14.45

$14.65

$14.65

16

7801-8320

$15.30

$15.35

$15.35

17

8321-8840

$16.00

$16.20

$16.20

18

8841-9360

$16.85

$17.05

$17.05

19

9361-9880

$17.70

$17.90

$17.90

20

9881 thereafter

$18.40

$18.80

$19.15

      Dept. Head

$19.40

$19.80

$20.15

 

GMC/MEAT CLERKS

Text Box: 20 Stage Scale

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

                                       Stages                      3/5/2007        3/3/2008       3/2/2009

Rates

1

0-520

$8.15

$8.40

$8.40

2

521-1040

$8.35

$8.60

$8.60

3

1041-1560

$8.55

$8.80

$8.80

4

1561-2080

$8.75

$9.00

$9.00

5

2081-2600

$8.95

$9.20

$9.20

6

2601-3120

$9.15

$9.40

$9.40

7

3121-3640

$9.35

$9.60

$9.60

8

3641-4160

$9.55

$9.80

$9.80

9

4161-4680

$9.75

$10.00

$10.00

10

4681-5200

$9.95

$10.20

$10.20

11

5201-5720

$10.20

$10.45

$10.45

12

5721-6240

$10.45

$10.70

$10.70

13

6241-6760

$10.70

$10.95

$10.95

14

6761-7280

$10.95

$11.20

$11.20

15

7281-7800

$11.20

$11.45

$11.45

16

7801-8320

$11.45

$11.70

$11.70

17

8321-8840

$11.70

$11.95

$11.95

18

8841-9360

$11.95

$12.45

$12.45

19

9361-9880

$12.35

$12.85

$12.85

20

9881 thereafter

$12.75

$13.25

$13.60

        Dept. Head

$13.85

$14.35

$14.70

 

 

CLERK’S HELPERS

 

                                    Stages                     3/5/2007        3/3/2008        3/2/2009

Rates

After 9 months

$8.25

$8.75

$8.75

Next 6 months

$8.00

$8.50

$8.50

First 3 months

$7.75

$8.25

$8.25

 

 

 

PHARMACIST WAGES

 

                                    Stages                     3/5/2007       3/3/2008         3/2/2009

Rates

Pharmacists

$51.00

$52.50

$54.00

Head Pharmacists

$51.50

$53.00

$54.50

 

 

 PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

 

                                    Stages                     3/5/2007       3/3/2008        3/2/2009

Rates

Experienced

$15.20

$16.00

$16.40

4th 26 weeks

$12.05

$12.85

$13.25

3rd 26 weeks

$11.05

$11.85

$12.25

2nd 26 weeks

$10.55

$11.35

$11.75

1st 26 weeks

$9.80

$10.60

$11.00

 

 

 

In order to establish the progressions provided in section D of this Article, at the time of ratification of this agreement, initial placement of employees in all classifications will be to the closest progression, based upon the wage rate at the time of placement. If the closest wage rate is less than 20¢ higher than the rate the employee is currently at, the employee will bump one additional step up and continue to progress each 520 hours