Local 5 Negotiation Update Volume 14
July 11, 2014
UFCW Local 5, 8 and 648 met with Lucky-Save Mart again on July 9 and 10. Additional dates to discuss Lucky-Save Mart and Foodmaxx matters are set throughout the rest of the month and into August.
On the Wednesday the company made a modest increase to the proposal presented on Monday regarding retiree buyouts. While this was a move in the right direction the item is far from settled and will continue to be discussed.
Also on Wednesday the company discussed their plans for “capital Investments.” These expenditures include a host of items from basic fixture, floor and refrigerator repair to new trucks, building new stores & remodels. The unions let the company know that these plans were positive but that a more ambitious, major investment in “human capital,” that is the company’s workers, is more urgent. While the company must keep the stores up to prevent the loss of any more customers it is every bit as important to provide quality wages and benefits so employees can provide for themselves and their families. This position squares with the unions’ opposition to any extension of the stabilization agreement.
The unions will continue to keep you up to date regarding developments at the bargaining table. Please keep up to date via your local unions’ website and social media. At the store make sure that you and your co-workers are wearing your union buttons: this shows management that you are engaged and concerned about the process. If you have questions or need union buttons please contact your union representative or local union office.
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