Vons, Albertsons, Stater Bros, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Gelson’s & Rite Aid Agree to Bonus Pay

VONS and ALBERTSONS have agreed to raise wages temporarily for its Southern California employees by $2 an hour. This temporary increase will be effective immediately, starting with the March 15 pay period and will go through March 28. And perhaps further if this crisis continues.

STATER BROS. has agreed to a $2 an hour wage increase starting Monday, March 23 and will go for four weeks.

RALPHS and FOOD 4 LESS members will receive Associate Appreciation Pay. All Associates employed as of March 1, 2020 will receive $300 for full time and $150 for part time. Associate Appreciation Pay will be paid out on April 3, 2020.

GELSON’S has agreed to a $2 an hour wage increase to all Associates employed as of March 1, 2020 starting Monday, March 23 and going through April 19. They will also provide lunch on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and water everyday.

RITE AID will be implementing a $2 an hour wage increase effective March 15 to March 31 for clerks and pharmacy techs. The employee discount will also be increasing from 20% to 35%. And they are relaxing dress code. Employees can wear jeans and any shirt that doesn’t have any graphics or logos.

The leadership of Southern California UFCW’s are in talks with our other represented retailers discussing temporary wage bonuses for those members as well. We will announce any pay changes here on our website and on our social media outlets. Please follow UFCW Local 135 on our various platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and our free mobile app that can be downloaded in the App Store or Google Play.