• Keeping Our Members Safe in the Summer Heat

    The UFCW’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Office serves as resource to help locals keep our members safe and healthy in the workplace. As summer approaches, one of those resources includes material to help protect our members from the risk factors associated with exposure to heat and high humidity. This information has proven to be popular with our members, and all locals are encouraged to distribute this material and post it in breakrooms so that our members know their workplace rights when they’re exposed to extreme heat.

     
  • Retail Food Negotiations Update, Northern California – June 16, 2019

    We have made significant progress with Safeway/Vons reaching an agreement on several major aspects of the health and welfare provisions of the contract and continue to make meaningful progress in other areas of the contract.

     
  • Northern California Retail Food Negotiations Update, May 3, 2019

    Bargaining in Northern California continued with Save Mart and Raley’s this week. Meetings with Safeway have also taken place in recent weeks. We have made some limited progress, however, the process continues to move slowly.

     
  • Walmart accused of racial discrimination by warehouse workers with records

    Before retailing giant Walmart took over management of a distribution center in Elwood, Illinois, its nearly 600 employees were told to expect raises and benefits. Instead, advocates say up to 200 African American workers lost their jobs based on having a criminal history -- even though their prior convictions didn't stop them from being employed at the Walmart-owned facility for years.

     
  • Financial hit from Stop & Shop strike could top $100 million

    Parent Ahold Delhaize issues updated financial guidance

    By Russell Redman | Apr 23, 2019 -- The 11-day strike at Stop & Shop stores in New England could impact the supermarket chain’s operating profit by more than $100 million.

     
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