UFCW Local 5 and Safeway Reach Tentative Agreement
The bargaining committee of Local 5 is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached for a new four year contract with Safeway expiring in October 2018. The bargaining committee believes this is an excellent agreement and is recommending it be accepted by the membership. The agreement raises wages in all classifications and maintains the health plan at current levels with no additional premium increases.
Improvements were also achieved streamlining the full-time bidding process generating full-time positions more rapidly, allowing more flexibility in vacation selection and continues to preserve retiree health care benefits. Secret ballot packets will be mailed early next week to all Safeway members with full details of the agreement. The secret ballot vote counting will be conducted on Friday December 4th.
Local 5 is in the process of arranging meeting venues to allow Safeway members the opportunity to discuss and ask questions regarding the new agreement. Please continue to speak with your steward, union representative and go to the website (www.ufcw5.org) for more information.