The strike against Raley’s and Nob Hill stores ended today, November 13, 2012 when a tentative agreement was reached between Raley’s management and two Unions of the United Food and Commercial Workers in Northern and Central California.
Leaders of UFCW 8-Golden State and UFCW Local 5 said they would submit the settlement to the Unions’ members for review and recommend ratification. The proposed agreement also will be submitted to Union workers at Raley’s Bel Air chain, which had not yet been affected directly by the strike.
Jacques Loveall, president of UFCW 8-Golden State, and Ron Lind, president of UFCW Local 5, said picket lines would immediately be withdrawn from all Raley’s and Nob Hill stores. More than 7,000 UFCW members went on strike against the grocery chains early on Sunday, Nov. 4.
The strike settlement guarantees when workers return to their jobs there will be no reprisal for exercising their rights. They will maintain their positions, seniority and health care eligibility and all replacements workers will be immediately discharged, Loveall and Lind said.
- UFCW Unions Reach Tentative Agreement with Raley’s/Nob Hill/Bel Air, Ending Nine-Day Strike
- Raley's and Nob Hill flier: Why are we on strike?
- Our victory at Raley's will be a symbol of progress for all working people in California
- First Day of Raley’s Strike Strong, Stores Empty; Customers Directed To Shop Elsewhere
- Negotiations Break Down; Raley’s Imposes Takeaways Workers To Walk Picket Lines at 6:00 a.m. When Stores Open
- Raley’s Agrees to Return to Bargaining Table; Contract Extended Through Saturday, Nov. 3
- Raley's Summary - Oct 28, 2012 - Up to date summary with audio (10 minute 32 seconds)
- Raley's Negotiations FAQ - UFCW 8-Golden State President Jacques Loveall Answers Some Frequently Asked Questions About Raley’s Negotiations
- Summary of Raley’s Negotiations - a summary of what has transpired throughout the negotiations process
- Negotiations are ongoing, the contract is on extension and will continue on a day-to-day basis. The Unions or the employer may end this extension after providing 72 hours’ notice.
- Link to a special eight page edition of the Solidarity Alliance Newsletter
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