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Food 4 Less Members Ratify Contract

Food 4 Less / FoodsCo Members Ratify New Agreement with Wage Increases, Hours Guarantees and Maintenance of Health Care and Retirement Benefits

 

Food 4 Less / FoodsCo members stood together for months to achieve a new Agreement that contains:

 

·      Significant wage increases for all workers – equal to or better than those agreed to by Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons: 


·   Top rate increases for Warehouse Clerks, Meat Cutters, and Service Clerks (total $0.85) equal to industry standard. 
·   General Clerks move to APC Clerk with a total top increase of $1.05. 
·   Combining Meat and Service Clerks results in an immediate $0.55 increase for Meat Clerks ($1.10 total increase over 3 years
·   The largest total wage increases of any contract we’ve negotiated in the retail food industry!!

·      Reduced gap between F4L checkers and Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons checkers - We will continue to fight to close this gap in future negotiations. Combining General Clerks and future Warehouse Clerks in one classification eliminates distinction between checkers and stockers – a distinction that does not exist in conventional agreement. This is a necessary step in making the Food 4 Less contract more like the conventional stores agreement.

·  Increased protections for Warehouse Clerks’ monthly take-home pay,

·      No changes to medical and pension benefits.

·      “Municipalities” (City/County of Los Angeles) added to the minimum wage side letter resulting in large increases ($2.50 or more) for most employees in the progression steps. UFCW pushed for minimum wage increases a few years ago to drive up wages for all workers covered by our contracts.