What We Won

Because we stood together through hundreds of actions over months of negotiations, we won a fair contract that is a big step forward in our goal of creating good, career jobs in a changing grocery industry.

This contract is the most significant wage and benefit increase in over 30 years.

Not only did we win good wages and retroactive pay to March 2019, we also:

  • Stopped Big Grocery’s plan to reduce pay
  • Stopped Big Grocery’s plan to eliminate unused sick leave payout
  • Started closing the gap between General Merchandise Clerks and Food Clerks
  • Secured and improved our health care 
  • Protected the full funding of our pensions
  • Increased minimum hours
  • Increased vacation
  • Created a “Future of Work” committee to guarantee worker voices are part of the future of grocery jobs

As important as what is in the contract, is how we got there:

  • By organizing store by store for the respect and recognition we earn every day
  • The support of the public and customers, tens or thousands of whom pledged their support
  • The communities in which we work, who recognize us as crucial to their health and well being

We owe a big thanks not just to members, but to the public, fellow unions, and working families.

After 80 years of standing strong, we didn’t back down, and we’re prepared to fight even harder the next round.

By standing united, we showed Big Grocery that we are a force to be reckoned with.
When we stand together. We win.

We got this.

John Grant                                                    Kathy Finn
President, UFCW Local 770                         Secretary-Treasurer, UFCW Local 770

The Victory Is Yours

They heard us loud and clear. And we were successful in getting a deal that will make our lives better.

It’s pretty simple: When we stand up for ourselves, we get respect. And we get a contract that respects our hard work. You did this. This victory is yours.

It is big a step forward towards our vision of what grocery jobs should be in the future.

Specific details of the deal will be available for grocery members at meetings starting tomorrow. Find your meeting here.

Here’s what it took to get there:

– More than 40 bargaining sessions
– Hundreds of members and allies standing together throughout Southern California
– Tens of thousands of consumers pledging their support via online petitions and text messages

We showed the corporate executives the relationships we have with our customers and the impact we have in our stores and communities.

And know that when we stand together we win.

I’m proud of our work together,

John Grant
President, UFCW Local 770

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 – August 15, 2019


We just left the negotiation table today. After we gave several comprehensive proposals on healthcare and wages, management’s response was to only offer another nickel a year.

Right now, management can’t make it any clearer – they think they can offer pennies and jeopardize our health care and pensions because we won’t stand up.

It’s time to remind them of the relationships we have with our customers and the impact we can have in our stores and communities.

Here’s what to expect next week:

  • Your reps and stewards will reach out to you to let you know the plan.
  • Be prepared to assist your stewards outside of stores.
  • You’ll receive an outreach toolkit that includes handbills for customers and fact sheets for you.
  • Stay positive and support your coworkers. Our union family is strongest when we stand together.

Should you have any questions, we encourage you to contact your union representative.

In solidarity,
John Grant
President, UFCW 770

Text “grocery770” to 698329 to receive additional

negotiation updates and alerts

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Grocery Contract Negotiations Update – August 1, 2019


Negotiations wrapped up this week with management giving proposals on wages, pension, and health care, but the truth is, their proposals are unreasonable and insulting. We know that you are increasingly feeling the pressure of understaffing, unpredictable schedules, and low wages, but your employers’ proposals are significantly less than what you deserve.

That’s why we must continue to engage our co-workers, stores, communities, and customers and increase the pressure on your companies.

We will continue to negotiate for a contract that ensures that all current and future jobs at Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions, and Safeway are good jobs and will not settle for anything less than what you deserve.

In solidarity,
John Grant
President, UFCW 770

Text “grocery770” to 698329 to receive additional

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Grocery Contract Negotiations Update – July 19, 2019


The road to a good contract is long, but your hard work is paying off.

The corporate owners withdrew several of their insulting demands because you stood up by authorizing a strike, demonstrating in front of stores, and gathering more than 10,000 community support signatures.

Specifically, you forced the corporate owners to drop their efforts to slash checker pay by 25% and eliminate payouts of unpaid sick days. We are in the process of eliminating more of their takeaways.

Our unity and our determination to be heard worked. But we still have a ways to go and a lot of work to do.

This week we made proposals to increase minimum hour guarantees, protect your schedules, and plan for the future of work. Unfortunately, the companies at the table continue to put your livelihood, benefits, and hours at risk.

You bring value to your customers and stores every day, and your hard work needs to be rewarded and recognized. That’s why our fight must continue to focus on getting respect and recognition for the services we provide not only to the company but the customers and communities we serve.

We will be back at the table July 30, 31 and August 1. There is still more work ahead to achieve a contract that reflects your hard work serving customers and helping families put food on the table every day.

In the meantime, continue informing your coworkers and communities about how the companies’ unreasonable proposals will damage customer service and the experience.

Our consumers support us and will stand up for good jobs in our communities. Remember to thank them for their support and make sure you and your co-workers are signed up to receive negotiation updates.

Text “grocery770” to 698329 to receive additional

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Estimados Miembros:

El camino a un buen contrato es largo pero tu duro trabajo está dando

Los dueños corporativos retiraron varias de sus insultantes demandas porque ustedes se pararon firmes autorizando una huelga, manifestándose enfrente de las tiendas y reuniendo más de 10,000 firmas de apoyo de la comunidad.

Específicamente, ustedes obligaron a los dueños corporativos a retirar sus esfuerzos de recortar el pago a los cajeros en un 25% y eliminar pagos de días por enfermedad no usados. Estamos en el proceso de eliminar más de sus recortes.

Nuestra unidad y determinación de ser escuchados funcionó. Pero todavía tenemos un largo camino por recorrer y mucho trabajo por hacer.

Esta semana hicimos propuestas para aumentar garantías de mínimo de
horas, proteger sus horarios, y planear el futuro del trabajo.Desafortunadamente, las compañías en la mesa de negociaciones siguen poniendo en riesgo tu subsistencia, beneficios y horas.

Tú aportas valor a tus clientes y tiendas todos los días y tu duro trabajo necesita ser recompensado y reconocido. Es por eso que nuestra lucha debe continuar enfocándose en lograr respeto y reconocimiento por los servicios que nosotros damos no solamente a la compañía sino también a los consumidores y a las comunidades a las que servimos.

Regresaremos a la mesa de negociaciones el 30 y 31 de julio, y el 1 de agosto. Hay más trabajo por hacer para lograr un contrato que refleje tu duro trabajo sirviendo a los clientes y ayudando a las familias a llevar comida a sus mesas todos los días.

Mientras tanto, sigue informando a tus compañeros de trabajo sobre la forma en que las propuestas absurdas de las compañías dañarán el servicio al cliente y su experiencia de compras.

Nuestros clientes nos apoyan y lucharán por buenos trabajos en nuestras comunidades. Recuerda darles las gracias por su apoyo y asegúrate que tú y tus compañeros de trabajo se hayan registrado para recibir las actualizaciones de la negociación.


Envía un Texto con la palabra “grocery770” al 698329

para recibir actualizaciones y alertas de las negociaciones.

(pagos de msg & datos podrían aplicar).


Grocery Contract Negotiations Update – July 12, 2019


When we join together, we have the power to make jobs at Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons, and Pavillions good jobs. The actions you’ve taken with your coworkers over the past several weeks have been seen by the company and felt by our communities and customers. Everything that you have done will help you and your coworkers get the contract that you deserve.  

Negotiations wrapped up this week with discussions on how the companies’ proposals will impact your healthcare and wages. And while we exchanged proposals across the table, we remain far apart on major issues. Simply put, their proposals are an insult to anyone who believes that one good job should be enough.

It is disappointing that these companies continue to undervalue your knowledge, skills, and service to the customers that makes them successful. So successful, that your employers are profiting billions and its corporate executives are taking home millions of dollars in compensation every year. 

Your exceptional service is the reason you’ve earned and deserve the ability to take care of yourself and your family.

We will be back at the table July 17 – 19.  In the meantime, stay informed and continue organizing your communities. Solidarity is the key to victory.

Remember to thank your customers for their support and make sure you and your co-workers are signed up to receive negotiation updates.

Text “grocery770” to 698329 to receive additional

negotiation updates and alerts

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Estimados Miembros:

Cuando nos unimos, tenemos el poder de hacer que los empleos en Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons y Pavilions sean buenos trabajos. Las acciones que tú has tomado con tus compañeros de trabajo en las últimas semanas han sido vistas por la compañía y han sido sentidas por nuestras comunidades y clientes. Todo lo que tú has hecho te va a ayudar a ti y a tus compañeros de trabajo a lograr el contrato que te mereces.

Las negociaciones concluyeron esta semana con discusiones sobre cómo las propuestas de las compañías impactarán tu servicio médico y tus sueldos. Y mientras pusimos nuestras propuestas sobre la mesa de negociaciones, aún seguimos muy lejos en los temas principales. En pocas palabras, sus propuestas son un insulto para cualquier persona que piense que un buen trabajo debe ser suficiente.

Es decepcionante que estas compañías continúen desvalorizando tus conocimientos, habilidades y servicio a los clientes que es lo que los hace prósperos a ellos. Tan prósperos, que tus empleadores están obteniendo ganancias de miles de millones de dólares y sus ejecutivos corporativos están llevándose a casa millones de dólares en compensación cada año.

Tu excepcional servicio es la razón por la que tú te has ganado y te mereces la posibilidad de poder atenderte a ti mismo a tu familia.

Vamos a regresar a la mesa de negociaciones del 17 al 19 de Julio. Mientras tanto, mantente informado y sigue organizando a tus comunidades. La solidaridad es la clave para la victoria.

Recuerda dar gracias a los clientes por su apoyo y asegúrate de que tú y tus compañeros de trabajo se hayan registrado para recibir noticias sobre las negociaciones.

Envía un Texto con la palabra “grocery770” al 698329

para recibir actualizaciones y alertas de las negociaciones.

(pagos de msg & datos podrían aplicar).


Strike Authorization Vote Results from President John Grant

Local 770 Members:

I want to thank you for staying strong and united during this long and frustrating contract negotiation process. Your fierce dedication and patience were heard loud and clear at the Strike Authorization Vote yesterday.

Thousands of 770 members showed up to 21 polling locations across 18 cities to make their voices heard and demand corporate negotiators put forward a fair contract. Today, the results are in across Southern CA.

We overwhelmingly rejected corporate’s offer. Share the graphic below to show that we won’t give up until a fair contract is in our hands.

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Let me tell you: I’m energized to walk into the next round of negotiations armed with the power to take economic action, if necessary, to win this contract—including calling a strike.

We win by showing the grocery executives that we won’t settle for their insulting offers, and we won’t back down in the face of corporate greed. We’re 770. We stand up, we get loud, and we fight for what’s right—always.

Our next move is to stay active and organized. Stay informed by talking to your Union Rep and Store Steward and following the news at UFCW770.org.

We got this,

John Grant
President, UFCW 770


Miembros del Local 770:

Quiero agradecerles por mantenerse fuertes y unidos durante este largo y frustrante proceso de negociación de contrato. Su intensa dedicación y paciencia fueron escuchadas fuerte y claro durante el Voto de Autorización de Huelga.

Miles de miembros del 770 acudieron a los 21 lugares de votación en 18 ciudades para hacer escuchar sus voces y exigir a los negociadores corporativos presentar un contrato justo. Hoy, los resultados ya están contabilizados en todo el Sur de California.

Nosotros abrumadoramente rechazamos la oferta corporativa. Comparte la siguiente gráfica para demostrar que no nos vamos a rendir hasta que un contrato justo esté en nuestras manos.

Comparte la gráfica

Déjame decirte: Yo me siento energizado para seguir a la siguiente ronda de negociaciones, armado con el poder de tomar una acción económica, de ser necesario, para ganar este contrato – incluso, llamar a una huelga.

Nosotros ganamos demostrando a los ejecutivos que nosotros no aceptaremos sus ofertas insultantes y que no nos echaremos para atrás frente a la avaricia corporativa. Somos el 770. Nosotros nos levantamos, hacemos ruido y luchamos por lo que es justo –siempre.

Nuestro siguiente paso es mantenernos activos y organizados. Manténte informado hablando con tu Representante de la Unión y Delegado en la Tienda así como siguiendo las noticias en UFCW770.org.

Si Podemos!

John Grant
Presidente, UFCW 770

Voto de Autorización de Huelga Programado

Nuestra unión llevará a cabo un voto para autorizar una huelga si es necesario, por parte de los miembros del Local 770 que están empleados en Ralphs, Vons, Albertsons y Pavilions.

¿Por qué un voto para autorizar una huelga?

Los dueños corporativos de las tiendas están retrasando un acuerdo y están exigiendo recortes:

  • 3 meses desde que venció el contrato
  • Recorte del pago tope para empleados de Mercancía General (GM clerks)
  • Recorte de sueldos para cajeros
  • Aumento de sueldo para otros trabajadores de sólo 20 centavos, menos del 1 %.
  • Ponen el plan de seguro médico en riesgo de bancarrota

Todo esto mientras los ejecutivos corporativos se están dando aumentos de 34 % y pagando $250 millones a inversionistas.

Ha llegado el momento de demostrar a las compañías que nosotros ya no aceptaremos esto y que ellos necesitan negociar seriamente un contrato justo. Esto les mostrará que estamos unidos para luchar por lo que es justo.

¿Qué significa un voto de Autorización de Huelga?

Significa que nosotros damos el poder de llamar a huelga, si es necesario, a los negociadores en la mesa de negociaciones. No significa que nos iremos a una huelga inmediatamente, pero si mostramos a los propietarios corporativos de las tiendas que nosotros estamos unidos en nuestra demanda de un contrato que sea justo y balanceado, que respete nuestras contribuciones al éxito de la empresa y que estamos preparados para luchar por él.

¿Qué sigue?

Nosotros vamos a votar el Lunes 24 y el Martes 25 de Junio. Después de que contemos los votos, anunciaremos los resultados. Es absolutamente importante que todos y cada uno de los miembros salgan a votar.

Ojalá que los negociadores corporativos regresen a la mesa de negociaciones y negocien seriamente un acuerdo justo.
Si eso no pasa, continuaremos preparándonos para demostrarles nuestra determinación de lograr un contrato justo y que estamos dispuestos a irnos a huelga si es necesario.

Donde votar

Voting Locations

*Voting is for members working at Albertsons, Ralphs, Vons or Pavilions only

Monday, June 24th

Tuesday, June 25th

Arroyo Grande

Arroyo Grande Office
140 W. Branch Street
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Monday, June 24th
7am – 8pm


Holiday Inn Express
9010 West Front Road
Atascadero, CA 93422

Tuesday, June 25th
7am – 8pm


Camarillo Office
816 Camarillo Springs Road
Camarillo, CA 93012

Monday, June 24th
7am – 8pm


Elks Lodge 1497
2232 N Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

Tuesday, June 25th
7am – 8pm

Harbor City

Harbor City Office
25949 Belle Porte Avenue
Harbor City, CA 90710

Monday, June 24th
7am – 8pm

Eagle Rock

City Hall
2035 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Tuesday, June 25th
7am – 6pm

Huntington Park

RFI Workers’ Center
5400 Pacific Boulevard
Huntington Park, CA 90255

Monday, June 24th
7am – 8pm


Custom Hotel
8639 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Tuesday, June 25th
7am – 8pm

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Office
630 Shatto Place, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Monday, June 24th
7am – 8pm


Quiet Cannon
901 Via San Clemente
Montebello, CA 90640

Tuesday, June 25th
7am – 8pm

Mission Hills

Liuna Local 300
14800 Devonshire Street
Mission Hills, CA 91340

Monday, June 24th
7am – 8pm

Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita Office
27125 Sierra Highway, Suite 204
Santa Clarita CA, 91351

Tuesday, June 25th
7am – 8pm


Hilton Garden Inn
1309 W Rancho Vista Boulevard
Palmdale, CA 93551

Monday, June 24th
7am – 8pm

Simi Valley

Grand Vista Hotel
999 Enchanted Way
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Tuesday, June 25th
7am – 8pm


Pasadena Hilton
168 S Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

Monday, June 24th
7am – 8pm

Van Nuys

Airtel Plaza Hotel
7277 Valjean Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Tuesday, June 25th
7am – 8pm

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Office
4213 State Street, Suite 201
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Monday, June 24th
7am – 8pm


Teamsters Local 186
1534 Eastman Avenue, Suite B
Ventura, CA 93003

Tuesday, June 25th
7am – 8pm

Woodland Hills

Warner Center Marriott
21850 W Oxnard Street
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Monday, June 24th
7am – 8pm

West Hollywood

St. Ambrose Catholic Church
1281 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Tuesday, June 25th
7am – 6:30pm

Why a Strike Authorization Vote?

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