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To: UFCW Local 648 Members Working at Walgreens

12/3/18 Negotiation Update

11/28/18 Negotiation Update

  • The next contract negotiation meetings with Walgreens are scheduled for Monday, 12/3/18 and Tuesday, 12/4/18.

10/30/18 Negotiation Update

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10/23/18 Negotiation Update

  • We met with your employer on October 22nd.  Altogether little progress was made in trying to resolve the issues outstanding, Walgreens appears to be reluctant to work with us to find a reasonable compromise.  Our next scheduled negotiation meeting will be October 30th.

10/1/18 Negotiation Update

  • The next contract negotiation meeting with the Federal Mediator and Walgreens is  Monday, Oct 22, 2018.

9/24/18 Negotiation Update

  • Negotiations has taken a disappointing setback.  Walgreens proposed takeaways, including modifications to your PTO which takes 3-8 days away from each member.  This is unacceptable and Local 648 vows to stand and fight for our members.

9/7/18 Negotiation update

  • We met with Walgreen’s today and there was positive movement.  The next contract negotiation meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 24th.

8/27/18 Negotiation update

  • The next contract negotiation meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 7th.  We will keep you updated as talks continue.

8/25/18 – Negotiation update

  1. We left the last negotiation meeting on August 20th after Walgreens made a proposal that again failed to meet your expectations.
  2. Local 648 is fully committed and prepared to meet with the company to resolve your contract.
  3. We firmly believe that Walgreens should share in their profits with YOU, who work hard to create these profits.
  4. Walgreens has a commitment to their patients and customers.  Where is Walgreens’ commitment to YOU?
  5. There will be NO strike until YOU VOTE on a proposal.
  6. Your healthcare does not immediately end if there is a strike.
  7. The Union does not want a strike, but it’s time to tell Walgreens that Corporate Greed at this level has to stop.
  8. The Union is working for YOU!

In Solidarity,

Dan Larson, President

Milton Hum, Secretary/Treasurer





San Francisco Labor Council grants strike sanction against Walgreens


Questions about worker’s compensation?

To all UFCW 648 members:

A workers compensation attorney from the law firm of Boxer Gerson, LLP will be available to answer any questions you may have on workers compensation.

  • When:    April 27, 2018  9am to 12 noon
  • Where:  Union Hall 1980 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-3489



Walgreens Members Contract Negotiation Meetings

Your contract expires June 30, 2018, and we scheduled meetings to discuss the upcoming contract negotiation.

Please attend one of the following meeting so we can hear your feedback:


  1. Monday, January 29, 2018 – Drop in anytime between 8:30 am to 11:30 am & 1 pm to 4:30 pm @ Union Office 1980 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
  2. Tuesday, January 30, 2018 – drop in anytime between 8:30 am and 4pm @ 323 Geary St Ste 311, San Francisco, CA
  3. Friday, February 2, 2018 – drop in anytime between 10 am and 4pm @ CYC (Community Youth Center) 319 6th Ave 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA

Negotiation Update for Our Members at Safeway

October 17, 2015

Safeway contract passed by 85%.


Negotiation Update for Our Members at Safeway

Tentative Agreement Reached with Safeway

September 23, 2015


Safeway Continued Negotiations Update

September 20, 2015

We have ongoing negotiations with Safeway on 9/21 & 9/22.


Dan Larson

Safeway Continued Negotiations Update

September 4, 2015

We will be meeting on Friday September 11, 2015 for ongoing negotiations.
Thank you for your continued understanding and support.


Dan Larson


Continued Negotiations Update

May 20, 2015

UFCW Local 648 and UFCW 8-Golden State met with Safeway on May 18th and May 19th and continued to make progress on a number of issues. Much of the focus continues to be on the necessary contribution amounts needed to properly fund your healthcare and pension plans.

UFCW Local 648 and UFCW 8-Golden State have scheduled additional meetings with Safeway during the month of June. We will continue to address the many important issues within the Collective Bargaining Agreement as we work to achieve the best possible agreement that meets the needs of our members.
In the meantime, your contract remains in effect and your current benefit and pension plans are secure. There is no need to rush the process. Continue to visit your union website at or our Facebook Page and stay informed for the latest information regarding bargaining.
Thanks for your patience and for your ongoing support of your union.

Walgreen’s Contract Ratified

January 8, 2015

Your new pay rate should reflected on your next paycheck.  Retro pay and bonus will be paid out prior to March 1, 2015.