14,000 gro­cery work­ers ap­prove 3-year pact with Safe­way, Save Mart

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Stay Connected - BY CATHIE AN­DER­SON can­der­[email protected]

Roughly 14,000 gro­cery work­ers in UFCW 8-Golden State voted to rat­ify a three-year con­tract pro­posal with Safe­way, Save Mart, Food-Maxx, Maxx Value and Vons su­per­mar­kets in North­ern, Cen­tral and South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, the union’s leader an­nounced in a news re­lease Fri­day.

UFCW 8-Golden State Pres­i­dent Jac­ques Loveall stated: “Union mem­ber sol­i­dar­ity made these land­mark con­tracts pos­si­ble. Our mem­bers have proven once again, Sol­i­dar­ity Works!”

Safe­way lead­ers did not re­turn a call for com­ment.

Loveall said the con­tract in­cluded mean­ing­ful wage in­creases and a con­tin­ued guar­an­tee for strong ben­e­fits, but he did not im­me­di­ately re­ply to The Sacra­mento Bee’s re­quest for de­tails on the con­tract terms. The Bee re­ported in July that the union had reached a deal with Safe­way and its af­fil­i­ates. The news re­lease said mail-in bal­lots were counted Oct. 3-4 at the union’s of­fices in Ro­seville and Bakersfiel­d.

UFCW 8-Golden State con­tin­ues bar­gain­ing with Ra­ley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill and Food Source in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

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