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.
We have reached a tentative agreement! Details to follow soon.
Negotiation meetings held on June 18th & June 19th, currently our positions are still far apart. More details to follow.
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.
Your current contract expired June 30th, 2014
Mollie Stone’s members ratified their contract with a 65% “YES” vote
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.
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.
August 10, 2014
The Ratification Contract expires
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.