Grocery Contract Update – 04/22

GROCERY MEMBERS: Negotiations resumed on 4/18 + 4/19. Read the latest: 4/22 Contract Update

Grocery Contract Negotiations Update – April 22, 2019

On Friday, we concluded another round of contract negotiations and I want you to get the latest straight from me.

A federal mediator oversaw the session on Friday, which is a big step to keep the corporate negotiators from Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons honest.

We’ve made some important progress, but there’s still a long road ahead of us.

Today, here’s what you need to know:

  • On Day 1, we brought the federal mediator up to speed and informed him of our goals and concerns.
  • We continue to advance and advocate for improvements to our contract that will increase our ability to get more hours, pay, and a voice on the job.
  • Negotiations are ongoing. Our next scheduled dates are May 3rd and 6th.

We have yet to make a major agreement on any of our Core Values (you can learn more about these here). But we remain steadfast and strong.

Our goals at the bargaining table remain the same:

  • Family-sustaining wages
  • More, flexible hours
  • Health and retirement security
  • Job security in changing times
  • Democracy in our workplace
  • Better neighborhood grocery stores
The way we win is by staying involved. Make sure you, your family, and your friends sign our petition and share our message on your social media.

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We got this,

John Grant
President, UFCW 770

Grocery Contract Negotiations Update – April 5, 2019

We just ended another round of negotiations with Ralphs-Kroger Co. and Vons-Albertsons. Before I share specifics, give me just a minute of your time to make an important point.

The fight for a fair contract is a fight for nothing less than democracy in our workplace. As union members, we’re special. 93% of the nation’s workers do not have the right to speak up against their employer. We’ve fought tooth and nail for that right. So it’s time to speak out and get heard.

Before you read on, share the petition with every shopper, friend, and family member you know. It’s time we show these corporate negotiators that we’re not messing around. The more people who sign, the stronger we are at the table. Speak out now:

 Share the petition

Now, updates from this week: 

    • In spite of much discussion about our issues and proposals, corporate negotiators continue to slow walk the talks and there has been little progress in the first 6 dates of negotiations.
    • We have requested the assistance of the federal mediator who is planning to attend the next set of meetings on April 18th and 19th.
    • There are also negotiations scheduled for May 3rd, 6th, 22nd, 23rd and 24th.

Remember: you have the right to speak up during these negotiations. Let your voice be heard first and foremost by sharing our petition. And if you face any scare tactics or discrimination from your employer, please contact your rep immediately.

Find your rep here: ufcw770.org/find-your-rep

We got this,

John Grant
President, UFCW 770

Acabamos de concluir otra ronda de negociaciones con Ralphs-Kroger Co. y Vons -Albertsons. Antes de que comparta más detalles, dame un minuto de tu tiempo para explicar un punto importante. La lucha por un contrato justo es una lucha por la democracia en nuestro trabajo. Como miembros de la unión, nosotros somos especiales. 97% de los trabajadores de la nación no tienen el derecho de hablar en contra del empleador. Nosotros hemos luchado muy duro por este derecho. Es tiempo de alzar la voz y hacernos escuchar.

Antes de seguir leyendo, comparte la petición con cada cliente, amigo, o familiar que conozcas. Ya es tiempo de que demostremos a estos negociadores corporativos que nosotros no estamos jugando. Entre más personas firmen, más fuertes somos en la mesa de negociaciones. Habla ahora:

Comparte La Petición

Ahora, las noticias de esta semana: 

  • A pesar de toda la discusión sobre nuestros temas y propuestas, ha habido poco avance in las primeras 6 fechas de negociaciones.
  • Hemos solicitado la intervención de un mediador federal que está paneando asistir a las próximas negociaciones del 18 y
    19 de abril.
  • También hay negociaciones programadas para el 3, 6, 22, 23 y 24 de mayo.

Recuerda: tú tienes el derecho de hablar en estas negociaciones. Haz que se escuche tu voz ante todo, compartiendo nuestra petición. Y si tú te enfrentas a cualquier táctica de miedo o intimidación por parte de tu empleador, por favor contacta a tu representante sindical inmediatamente.

Aquí encuentras a tu representante: ufcw770.org/find-your-rep

Nosotros podemos,

John Grant
Presidente, UFCW 770



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


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

What Happens When Our Contract Expires?

The contract covering our Grocery stores expires on March 3, 2019. What happens next?

1. The protections of the contract stay in place.

Your hours, wages, benefits, and job protections will remain in force.

2. As long as we are still in bargaining the company must abide by the contract.

Our union will continue to enforce it and represent you in the workplace.

3. Our union negotiators are working hard to get management to the table.

Management is slow-walking negotiations to try and force a bad deal. Despite our union’s efforts, the companies refused to bargain before the expiration of our contract.


First bargaining session is on March 5th.

For news and information specific to 2019 Grocery Contract: 

Visit www.FoodFightUS.com or www.UFCW770.org.

Look to your union representative or steward.

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