Ufcw Safeway Collective Agreement

“The activism, strength and courage of our members and their willingness to do whatever is necessary for a fair treaty means they will receive healthy wage increases, quality health care and the secure retirement that their hard work has earned them,” Federici said. “Our members made difficult preparations for a long strike and Safeway/Albertson knew exactly what the consequences would be. This changed the game and led to this strong concordance. The four-year contract provides for wage increases beyond the minimum wage, maintains current health insurance and guarantees – the most controversial topic of the negotiations – full funding of pension benefits for current workers and pensioners. It is one of the few agreements in the U.S. to guarantee a multi-employer defined benefit pension plan. OXON HILL, 5. March 2020 – A few hours before a strike vote at 2:00 a.m. .m. On March 5, members of United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 400 reached a collective agreement with Safeway. This agreement was ratified by an overwhelming majority this afternoon. The Safeway collective agreement will come into effect retroactively on October 27, 2019 and expire on October 28, 2023.

Alongside the giant treaty ratified today are among the most important provisions: “It would not have taken six months of difficult negotiations and the prospect of a strike to reach this strong and fair agreement,” Federici said, “but we stayed there and finally imposed ourselves. Our members were david for the Wall Street Safeways Goliaths, and they proved that the power of militant, dedicated, and unwavering union members can actually triumph over the cold, hard money of billionaires. In total, the four-year contract provides for salary increases of nearly $US 50 million and nearly $75 million in additional pension contributions. Together, that`s more than $8/hour of total employee compensation. “All we wanted from Safeway was a fair wage, health care and a pension that gives us something to pay the bills when we retire,” said Michelle Lee, who works at Safeway in Alexandria. “But they tried to put us at the emblem and betray the promise of retirement that we had earned through decades of blood, sweat and tears. Putting profits in front of customers and workers was wrong and, thanks to the solidarity of our members and the wonderful support of our customers, it was not. I am particularly pleased that this contract is the wage of Virginia workers, like me, at a higher minimum wage level in Maryland and D.C.” Store address: 610 Big Rock Lane Okotoks, AB T1S 1L2. .

Store address: 1 Southgate Shopping Ctr NW Edmonton, AB T6H 4M6. . Shop: 2750 Fairway Plaza Road Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Y7. “Safeway`s Wall Street executives have tried to break their promises to us,” said Jane St. Louis, a member of the bargaining committee and local 400 vice president, who works at Safeway #2794. . .