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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.


We reached a tentative agreement with Food 4 Less/FoodsCo. Ratification meetings to vote on the proposal will be held on October 17th. Thank you for Standing Together! Details of the contract will be available for members to review and approve at the October 17th ratification meeting. 

Logramos un acuerdo tentativo con Food 4 Less/FoodsCo. Las juntas de ratificación para votar sobre la propuesta serán el 17 de Octubre. ¡Gracias por Mantenerse Unidos! Los detalles del contrato estarán disponibles para que los miembros los revisen y aprueben en la junta de ratificación del 17 de Octubre.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 All-Day Voting (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Martes 17 de Octubre, 2017 – Votación de Todo el Día (8 a.m. a 7 p.m.)