Jen Garcia

August 1, 2014 – Tentative agreement package was mailed out today

Package includes a copy of the proposed contract, summary page and voting ballot. Please mail your ballot in as soon as possible but no later that August 19th to assure that your vote is counted.  We are counting ballots on Friday, August 22nd at 10 am.

Walmart July 22, 2014 update

We have reached a tentative agreement!  Details to follow soon.

Negotiation meetings held on June 18th & June 19th

Negotiation meetings held on June 18th & June 19th, currently our positions are still far apart.  More details to follow.

Walgreen’s Contract negotiations are underway

Contract negotiations are underway with fellow Walgreens members and Local 648 officers working together at the negotiation table.   The first negotiation meetings were held on April  21st  & April 22nd, 2014.

Walgreen’s Contract Expiration

Your current contract expired June 30th, 2014

 

Mollie Stone’s members ratified their contract

Mollie Stone’s members ratified their contract with a 65% “YES” vote

The company did not move on any of our proposals as they already presented their last, best and final offer to us

December 5, 2014

We met with the company following the rejection of the contract. The company did not move on any of our proposals as they already presented their last, best and final offer to us.

Furthermore, the UFCW International directed us to have our Executive Board vote to approve the contract as the membership did not vote the necessary threshold to authorize economic sanction against the company including a strike. Therefore, the Executive Board, took action and reluctantly approved the contract.

Lucky/Save Mart Contract Rejected

November 21, 2014

The contract was rejected by 54% of the membership who voted. The vote did not achieve the 66 2/3 vote necessary for strike authorization.

Lucky/Save Mart Ratification Contract Expires

August 10, 2014

The Ratification Contract expires

Negotiations resumed this week between UFCW Locals 8 – Golden State, 5 and 648 and Save Mart’s negotiators

August 7, 2014

Negotiations resumed this week between UFCW Locals 8 – Golden State, 5 and 648 and Save Mart’s negotiators.

Talks with Lucky-Save Mart were propelled forward by the presence and testimony of members from the stores discussing the impact of the company’s reclassifications from full time to part time status and wage reductions. Members described the effect of these changes on their work and personal lives. The impact that the loss of full time status and pursuant wage reductions has been disastrous and has led to bankruptcies, foreclosures and personal consequences that are beyond description.

Bargaining will continue through Thursday and will build on progress made in the most recent FoodMaxx talks and the momentum in Lucky-Save Mart talks created by the reality check provided by members from the stores.

Please continue to stay up to date at the website, the union’s social media options and the hotline.