Lucky Members Ratify Agreement

Lucky ballots were tallied on February 22, 2017 and members ratified the agreement by a margin of 55% to 45%. It is expected that Save Mart will issue the appropriate compensation to all affected employees under the newly ratified agreement within three weeks. Please refer to the Lucky Last, Best and Final offer sent to all bargaining unit members to […]

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Non-Union Amazon Food Store Quashed x2

Amazon’s first endeavor into the retail grocery business in California was overturned through an environmental challenge by City of  Sunnyvale resident and Lucky member Michael Howland, with assistance from Local 5. Plaintiff Howland filed suit against the City of Sunnyvale’s approval of the non-union Amazon grocery store because it did not properly take into account the environmental impacts of increased […]

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Save Mart/Lucky Bargaining Update

The secret ballots for the Save Mart/Lucky Last, Best and Final offer will be counted on February 22, 2017 at approximately 3:00 PM at the Hayward office. Accordingly, the Local 5 Executive Board has authorized a weekly strike benefit of $250 for Service Specialists and $300 for all other employees if Local 5 Save Mart/Lucky members authorize a strike by […]

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Hayward Meetings Begin a Week of Lucky Informational Gatherings

A week of meetings throughout Local 5’s jurisdiction began Monday January 30 to discuss Save Mart’s last, best and final offer to Lucky Division Members. Meetings will conclude Friday in Salinas, San Jose and Santa Rosa.       President Nunes explains Save Mart’s last, best and final offer to members of the Lucky Division. Here is the full schedule: Monday January 30: Hayward Office 28870 Mission Blvd. […]

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Beginning & End of an Era: Andronico’s to Become Safeway Community Markets

  One era has ended and another has begun as Andronico’s Markets shifts ownership and transitions to the Safeway Community Market banner. Safeway has agreed to Maintain employment for all Local 5 members and not impose a probationary period among many other positive items in the buyout agreement. Safeway will also keep many of the niche items and departments Andronico’s […]

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Foodmaxx Bargaining Update

Local 5 recently received a Last, Best and Final offer from Food Maxx. The offer is little changed from the one overwhelmingly rejected by Food Maxx members last August.  Most importantly, Food Maxx is proposing that the employee health benefit plan be restructured to save the company money, but has provided few details of the new plan to the Union […]

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Safeway Retroactive Pay Update

Safeway Retroactive Pay Update January 18, 2017 UFCW Local 5 members have shown a great deal of patience waiting for Safeway to fulfill its contractually mandated payment of retroactive wages. The company has issued multiple explanations as to why they have not followed through on their obligation to their employees. None of these excuses can justify the amount of time […]

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Services set for Union Stalwart Linda Russell

Linda Russell, former President of Local 373 in Vallejo and a Director at Local 5, has passed away. Linda went to work for Safeway in the early 70’s and immediately joined Local 373. She was active in contract fights, took a leadership role in the union in 1995 and was elected President of Local 373 in 1998. The membership of […]

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