Safeway

Recently, Safeway was invited and has agreed to participate in grocery industry discussions to set standards for wages, benefits and working conditions.

This employer has already demonstrated that it bargains in good faith with the employees and the organizations that represent them.

Safeway has participated in preliminary discussions to improve standards in the grocery industry.

Updates:

 

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Overall:
a


Wages when compared
to industry standards.

a minus

Benefits when compared
to industry standards.

a

Retirement when compared
to industry standards.

a

Employees have a vote
in determining a fair wage & 
benefit package.

a plus

Employees have a procedure to protest and have discipline removed.

a plus

Overall customer service.

a plus

Quality of prepared food (Produce, Meat, Bakery and Deli).

a plus

Overall health & safety for employees and customers.

a plus

Wages up to:

Cashier / Clerk

$21.13

Meat Cutter

$21.57

Dept Manager

$23.07

Bakery / Deli

$15.50

Bagger / Courtesy Clerk

$9.30

Sunday and Night Premium pay

YES

Paid Vacations

YES

Paid Holidays

YES

Benefits:

Employer paid Health Benefits with NO employee paid premiums

YES

Employees get to vote on benefit, changes and minimizing costs

YES

Guaranteed employee medical leave of absence

YES

Retirement:

Has a federally regulated pension

YES

Employer paid pension / retirement contributions

YES

Other:

Employees vote on their wages, benefits & working conditions

YES

Employees have protection on the job with a grievance or arbitration procedure

YES

Paid leave of absence for sick leave, jury duty, funeral leave

YES

How do we rate employers?

When YourBreadAndButter.com looks at an overall rating for an employer we look at eight main areas concerning how they treat their employees and in turn their customers.

Wages - How does this employers wages compare to similar types of stores that participate in industry discussions which determine standards in the grocery industry.

Grievance or arbitration - Is there job protection language that employees can use to reverse and remove wrongful discipline without fear of retaliation?

Benefits - How does this employers medical, dental, vision, prescription and overall health care compare to similar types of stores that participate in industry discussions which determine standards in the grocery industry.

Customer Service - How is the customer service?  Are there sufficient employees working to take care of the customers?

Retirement - Does the employer contribute to the employees retirement in the form of a federally regulated and insured pension plan?  Does the employer provide  and contribute to any retirement plan?

Food Quality -  How is the quality of the prepared food in the Bakery, Deli, Meat, Produce and other service departments?

Votes on wage & benefits - Do employees get to vote on what types of wages, benefits, retirement and working conditions there are in the workplace?

Health & Safety -  Does this employer have a good health and safety record for shoppers and customers and how fairly do they treat work-related injuries?

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