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UFCW Local 5 Nob Hill Negotiations Update

This is the text from the phone message sent out by UFCW Local 5 President John Nunes to Nob Hill members on April 24, 2015:

After two marathon negotiating sessions with the representatives of Nob Hill and the assistance of a Federal Mediator, your Union has avoided a potential labor dispute with your employer and has reached a tentative agreement which your Union will be recommending to the membership. The tentative agreement provides a wage increase and two bonus payments over the three year agreement while making the 28 hour guarantee a permanent part of the contract.

Additionally, your Local 5 bargaining committee beat back employer attempts to significantly expand Courtesy Clerk duties, eliminate Memorial Day for all employees as a paid holiday and create part-time meat cutter positions.

Local 5 also achieved a significant bargaining goal at the outset of negotiations, which was to re-establish premium pay for all holidays worked. Accordingly, I am happy to announce that we achieved this goal. Although your bargaining team negotiated a very good overall agreement, we were not successful in winning back Sunday premium pay.

Local 5 will be conducting informational meetings in numerous locations next week so please access the Local 5 website for the dates, locations and times for the meetings. Early next week we will also be sending out voting packets so members can vote.

Your support and solidarity was essential to successfully achieving a fair union contract with Nob Hill General Food Stores.