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Grocery Contract Negotiations Update – August 23, 2019

Ralphs says you’re only worth a nickel.

In their latest update about their wage offer, Ralphs said: “A nickel is a significant investment!”

What do you think? Is a nickel wage increase enough?

We don’t. This offer is insulting.

Now’s the time to tell Ralphs a nickel isn’t enough!

Join the actions in front of your stores to show Ralphs executives your value is more than a nickel.

Talk to your rep or steward today about signing up for the next action at your store.


Grocery Contract Negotiations Update – June 4, 2019

The corporate negotiators for Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons continue to play games and push unacceptable takeaways and concessions, including:

    • Slashing pay for checkers
    • Funding proposal that threatens our health plan

There are two more days of negotiations scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday. Unless there are significant changes in their offer, your employer is giving us no choice but to take action.

We will not stand by while profitable corporations nickel and dime the people who make their profits possible. If we don’t have serious movement by the end of our next negotiation dates, we will be forced to stand up for ourselves, our families, and our communities.

Stay tuned to this space for more information.


Los negociadores corporativos de Ralphs, Vons y Albertsons continúan haciéndole al juego y avanzando recortes y concesiones inaceptables, incluyendo:

• Recorte al pago para cajeros
• Financiar propuesta que amenaza nuestro plan médico

Hay otros dos días más de negociaciones programados para el próximo Lunes y Martes.

A menos que haya cambios significativos en su oferta, tu empleador no nos está dejando otra opción más que tomar acción.

Nosotros no nos vamos a quedar parados mientras corporaciones lucrativas centavean a la gente que hace posible sus ganancias. Si no logramos un avance serio para las próximas fechas de negociaciones, seremos obligados a luchar por nosotros mismos, por nuestras familias y por nuestras comunidades.

Mantente al pendiente de este espacio para más información.


Grocery Contract Negotiations Update – May 24, 2019

The corporate employers finally showed their hand with a wage and health benefits offer.

This week we brought a member delegation made up of GM clerks to negotiations. They spoke directly to corporate negotiators about the challenges of the 2-tier system and inequality in the workplace.

The corporate negotiators’ response?

Reduces the top pay for GM clerks. Makes checkers GM clerks. Attacks our health plan and undermine its long-term funding. Wage increases of less than 1%. Refuses to provide a plan to adequately fund your pension.

All this after Ralphs gave executives raises this year of up to 34%, Albertsons-Vons paid $250 million to its owners, and both reaped more than $1.3 BILLION in special-interest tax benefits this year alone (benefits denied to working families).

This is unacceptable. We have communicated back to the corporate negotiators that we will not accept unfair and hypocritical takeaways like this.

We can’t stand by and allow the corporate negotiators to get away with this. We’ve sent our counter proposals across the table, insisting on better wages, closing the GM/Food Clerk gap, and expanding your benefits and voice at work.

If the corporate negotiators continue to refuse to bargain fairly, we’ll have to explore other actions outside the bargaining table.

Look here for future updates

Los empleadores corporativos finalmente mostraron la mano, con una oferta de salarios y beneficios de salud.

Esta semana, llevamos a las negociaciones a una delegación de miembros integrada por Empleados de Mercancía General (GM clerks). Ellos hablaron directamente a los negociadores corporativos sobre los retos del sistema escalonado y sobre la desigualdad en los lugares de trabajo
¿La respuesta de los negociadores corporativos?

Reducir el pago tope para los GM clerks. Convertir a los cajeros en GM clerks. Atacar nuestro plan médico y reducir su financiamiento a largo plazo. Aumentos de salario de menos de 1 %. Negativa de dar un plan para financiar adecuadamente tu pensión.

Todo esto después de que Ralphs dio a sus ejecutivos aumentos este año de hasta un 34%, Albertsons-Vons pagó $250 millones a sus dueños y ambos obtuvieron más de $1.3 BILLONES en beneficios de impuestos de intereses especiales solamente este año (beneficios negados a las familias trabajadoras).

Esto es inaceptable. Nos hemos comunicado con los negociadores corporativos para informales que nosotros no vamos a aceptar propuestas injustas e hipócritas como esta.

No podemos quedarnos parados y permitir a los negociadores corporativos salirse con la suya. Hemos mandado nuestras contra- propuestas a la mesa de negociaciones, insistiendo en mejores salarios, cerrar la brecha entre GM/Cajeros, y expandir tus beneficios y tu voz en el trabajo.

Si los negociadores corporativos continúan negándose a negociar de manera justa, tendremos que explorar otras acciones fuera de la mesa de negociaciones.

Pulsa aquí para próximas actualizaciones


Equal Pay For Equal Work Petition

Service Deli, Bakery, and other General Merchandise workers are paid less than other employees in the same stores despite working just as hard.

We believe that 2-tier wages are unfair and workers should receive equal pay for equal work.

That’s why we’re asking Service Deli, Bakery, and General Merchandise workers to sign this petition and deliver it to the corporate management.


Equality * Respect * Our Future

The service deli and bakery are a crucial part of the success of this store – but is not recognized as such.

We believe in:

1. Equal Pay for Equal Work. General Merchandise Clerks in the service deli are paid far less than other employees, despite working just as hard. Stop making GM Clerks second-class citizens and equalize our pay with other employees.

 

2. Respecting the skills and workload. GM Clerks go through extensive training, have specialized skills, and are required to multitask, yet we are paid less than other employees in the store. Respect our skills and dedication with equal pay.

 

3. The Future of the industry. Virtually every analysis of the grocery industry points to service sectors such as the service deli and bakery as cornerstones to the future success of the brick-and-mortar grocery industry. Help us help you – pay us what we’re worth and treat us with respect so we can thrive in our jobs.

 

Contact your Union Representative or Steward to get a copy of the petition.


BREAKING: New England Stop & Shop Workers Go On Strike

From union leaders at UFCW Local 1445:

The coordinated negotiations between Stop & Shop and our local unions in Region 1 have reached a breaking point. As of 1 p.m. EDT today, we have gone on strike. This will affect 31,000 Stop & Shop workers and their families. This strike is primarily over Stop & Shop’s attempt to severely reduce health and welfare and pension benefits.

As you know this is a very critical situation for our members. We will keep you updated as this situation unfolds.

770 Members: To show your support, sign the petition.

Sign the Stop & Shop petition


Grocery Contract Negotiations Update – March 22, 2019

Negotiators met with the union’s financial experts to review our pension and benefit plans, as we continued to discuss non-financial contract issues with the corporate negotiators representing Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons.

We continue to press for an accelerated negotiation schedule, but the corporate negotiators continue to slow walk the talks. The lead negotiator for Ralphs failed to even show up for the second day of talks.

Our next talks are set for April 3rd and 4th.

Go to facebook.com/UFCWLocal770 for more updates.

Sign the petition at www.FoodFightUS.com


ACTUALIZACIÓN DE CONTRATO

Los negociadores se reunieron con los expertos financieros de la Unión para revisar nuestros planes de pensión y beneficios, y continuaron discutiendo temas no financieros del contrato con los negociadores corporativos que representan a Ralphs, Vons y Albertsons.

Nosotros seguimos presionando por una pronta fecha de negociación pero los negociadores corporativos continúan avanzando muy despacio en las pláticas. El negociador que encabeza la negociación por parte de Ralphs ni siquiera se presentó al segundo día de diálogo.

Nuestras próximas pláticas están programadas para el 3 y 4 de abril.

Visita UWFCW770.org ó facebook.com/UFCWLocal770 para estar al corriente.

Firma la petición en www.FoodFightUS.com


 
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