Save Mart-Lucky Update

Lucky Update 4-7-16

Local 5 President John Nunes and two representatives of the International Union met in San Francisco on April 6, 2016 to continue discussions with Save Mart/Lucky stores. Present from the company were the Director of Save Mart operations and one of the co-Presidents.

It was the first time the Union had met with Save Mart’s Director. The meeting was designed to discuss the ongoing issues separating the two parties and to discuss opportunities in which a middle ground can be achieved to reach a fair and equitable agreement for Local 5 members, while allowing the company to remain profitable and continue to grow.

The company presented an overall picture of their fiscal health since the employee concessions began in 2012, in which the company has been progressively improving. Save Mart also provided information showing they are reinvesting most of the cost savings from the employee concessions to renovate and reinvigorate the sales in the stores.

Local 5 and Save Mart are to resume discussions within the next two weeks. Please continue to access the Local 5 website for updates. Please remain strong and united as we all continue to fight for a fair contract reflecting your hard work in making Save Mart/Lucky successful.