Minor Progress in Nob Hill Negotiations, Further Talks Set For June 26
After months of frustrating and fruitless meetings with Raley’s management, the Local 5 Nob Hill bargaining committee reported minor progress from a lengthy negotiation session on June 14.
While the union and the company remain far apart on a number of issues, including pay increases, promising discussions took place around important contract language proposals that are critical to members, reported Local 5 President John Nunes.
“At long last, Raley’s negotiators appear to have taken a more realistic approach to their proposals,” said Nunes. “While we are far from a settlement we see this progress as a positive sign and we have therefore agreed to another bargaining session on June 26 rather than taking a strike vote.”
Local 5’s bargaining team remains committed reaching an agreement that protects the working conditions of Nob Hill employees and fairly compensates them for the economic sacrifices made to return the company to profitability. Continue to visit the Local 5 website for further updates.