After some delays due to changes in company personnel, negotiators from UFCW 8-Golden State and UFCW Local 5 met with representatives of Save Mart last week to discuss a new contract for employees at FoodMaxx in Northern California.
In these meetings, we focused on the needs of our members, including health care, pensions and wage increases.
Now that the new bargaining representatives from the company have been briefed on these issues, we look forward to multiple meetings in August to move the process forward.
At the same time, Union negotiators will continue to meet with the company to discuss new contracts for UFCW members employed at Save Mart and Lucky stores, Save Mart’s corporate office and Yosemite Wholesale.
We are determined to negotiate strong contracts our members will be proud to ratify.
In the meantime, stand strong with your Union. Wear your Solidarity buttons at work. And if anyone asks you about the negotiations, say with pride you stand with your Union 100 percent!