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 that has gone by while these wages are being withheld from the pockets of Local 5 members.

Local 5’s patience has run out as well. Accordingly, Local 5 President John Nunes has instructed the union’s attorney to file a lawsuit for payment of agreed upon wages and against the company for withholding said wages arbitrarily. Counsel has been instructed to file suit immediately and pursue the members’ wages in as aggressive a manner as possible.

Please continue to watch your union bulletin board, talk to your steward and union rep and look at the website (www.ufcw5.org) for updates.