July 11, 2014
Negotiators from UFCW 8-Golden State and UFCW Locals 5 and 648 met again with representatives of Lucky/Save Mart on July 9 and 10. Additional dates are set throughout the rest of the month and into August to discuss matters of concern for Union members at Lucky, Save Mart and FoodMaxx.
On Wednesday, the company made a modest increase to a proposal it presented on Monday regarding retiree buyouts. We are studying this proposal and considering its potential impact. The issue is far from settled and will continue to be discussed.
Also on Wednesday, the company discussed its plans for improving and modernizing its stores. The Unions let the company know that these plans were positive, but an ambitious investment in the company’s workers is also important. For this reason, the Unions are opposed to extending the Stabilization Agreement.
The Unions will keep you informed on developments through updates on UFCW 648’s website and social media.
In the meantime, keep demonstrating your solidarity by wearing your Union buttons and encouraging your co-workers to do the same. If you have questions or need Union buttons, contact your District Union Representative or your nearest UFCW office. Always remember….Solidarity Works!