Save Mart/Lucky Bargaining Update
The secret ballots for the Save Mart/Lucky Last, Best and Final offer will be counted on February 22, 2017 at approximately 3:00 PM at the Hayward office. Accordingly, the Local 5 Executive Board has authorized a weekly strike benefit of $250 for Service Specialists and $300 for all other employees if Local 5 Save Mart/Lucky members authorize a strike by the UFCW International Constitution’s mandated majority of two-thirds (2/3rds) or more of the active membership. Strike captains will be paid $400 per week. Strike preparations, or further bargaining, will be announced if a two-thirds (2/3rds) majority of the membership rejects the Last, Best and Final offer presented by the company.
The UFCW International Union has rescinded the Save Mart/Lucky membership voting ban commonly referred to as Article 23(A) of the International Constitution and will sanction a strike if the requisite majority of two-thirds (2/3rds) of the active membership is achieved. The International Union usually approves an additional strike benefit of $100 per member per week. Strike benefits are paid at the end of the second week of strike duty.