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Local 8 & 648 Settlement with Safeway does not set Pattern for Local 5 Contract

UFCW Local 5 Safeway Negotiations Update
September 23, 2015

The secret terms of Local 8 and 648’s agreement with Safeway does not set a pattern for Local 5 negotiations. Local 5 contract talks will continue and take into account the fact that the western half of Northern California is one of the most expensive places to live in the country. The unknown economic proposals in the agreement between the company and local 8 and 648 covers rural eastern Northern California and the City & County of San Francisco.  Local 5 will continue to keep Safeway members apprised of all developments in bargaining.