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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.

Walgreen’s Latest Update

October 10, 2014

Your Union negotiation committee met with your employer and nothing acceptable to the committee resulted

Walgreen’s August 22, 2014  – The tentative agreement was rejected

NO votes:  60%;  YES votes: 40%

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.