New Safeway Contract Passes Overwhelmingly
Safeway members completed balloting on a new contract the evening of December 4th that provides for wage increases, lump-sum bonuses, increased employer contributions for pension and health and welfare and contains no contract concessions.
Members ratified their new contract with the company by large 88% yes to 12% no vote.
Local 5 members and staff began counting votes on Friday afternoon, a process that stretched into the night. The team of rank and file Safeway members was led by Committee Chair Carol Sturholm (College & Claremont, Oakland) and Tellers Cyntha Cuddy (Greenhouse, San Leandro), Joe McAdams (South Shore, Alameda), Roberta Montalvo (Foster City) and Jackie Tuffanelli (Castro Valley).
Thanks go out to all members who took the time to vote and to the committee members who put in so much effort in to complete the tally.