Yesterday was an amazing day to take to the streets with friends, family, and community for the May Day March! Thank you to everyone who joined us for this special celebration of immigrant workers’ and their ESSENTIAL importance to our country.
GELSONS workers stand together in their fight for a better contract! Delegations have been taking place all week long as workers voice their needs. Pictured are workers showing their strength by presenting signed petition to management.
“Ashley Manning, a 32-year-old flower manager at a Ralphs in San Pedro, caught COVID. Her daughter, mother and grandmother got sick too. “We put our lives on the line for this company to earn billions in profits,” said Manning, who voted for the contract. “We deserved more.”
Manning applauded provisions in the new contract to prevent forced overtime and establish health and safety committees in every store.
And with the extra $5.25 per hour over three years, she said, she will be able to pay bills, afford higher gas prices and send her daughter to the YMCA for after-school care.”
“We made history! This was the first time members were part of the negotiations & I believe it made a difference having us there.This is the best contract in the country and I am excited about the great progress we've made including our medical coverage.”
-Erika Bentzen, Ralphs https://t.co/w96ZumX8ZQ
Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions
Thank you to everyone who showed up & made their voice heard at ratification voting this week.
In coordination with all SoCal locals, we will be posting the final results later this week.
“This is a great contract. The wage increases are really going to help all of us make ends meet and help us to pay our bills and not have to worry from paycheck to paycheck,” says Andrea Arhelger, a Bakery Manager at a West Lancaster Stater Bros. and a Bargaining Committee member.
Your new 3-year agreement with Stater Bros. has been ratified by you and your fellow co-workers and goes into effect starting today, April 9, 2022.
After more than two years of risking your lives to serve California’s communities as essential workers, and because of your solidarity and commitment to fighting for the contract you deserve, your new contract includes:
Shout out to the Bargaining Committee who showed strength, courage, and pride during contract negotiations. Each and everyone one of them played an integral role in helping secure a tentative agreement only 28 days after the contract expired. This is a remarkable feat that fell nothing short from their outstanding dedication to stand up for workers everywhere at the tables. A special thanks to the bargaining committee for their amazing efforts throughout this campaign.
Another bargaining committee member, Manny Estrada, a pharmacy clerk at a Vons in Grover Beach, called it “a big deal. Grocery store workers have served our customers throughout the most difficult moments of our lifetime. We’ve kept the stores open and have contributed to the companies’ success. This is a well-deserved contract that we look forward to ratifying soon.”
This historic agreement is the direct result of your actions, delegations, conversations with co-workers and customers, and ultimately, your decision to fight for the contract you deserve.
This member-led deal would not have been possible without the strength of the 60,000 members behind us at the table.
Stay tuned for upcoming vote times and locations. This is your voice!
L770 supporting the LA County Fed of Labor, AFL-CIO who is bringing together labor & community leaders from every part of the region for the 2022 Workers Congress to present their vision for the future & to kickoff their collective strategy to grow the power of the Labor Movement https://t.co/c2O2PMYyBP
”At some point you have to say, ’That’s enough!’” — John Grant, president of UFCW Local 770
TODAY vote YES to authorize ULP strike vote!
This is your contract, this is your fight! Stand up, stand together, and show these companies your worth!