UFCW 8-Golden State ratifies contracts with Save Mart Cos., Albertsons Cos.

Members also approve agreement with Stater Bros. in Southern California


Russell Redman, Supermarket News

May 06, 2022


United Food and Commercial Workers Local 8-Golden State has ratified new labor agreements for grocery workers at Safeway, Vons, Save Mart, Lucky and Food Maxx supermarkets in Northern and Central California.


UFCW 8GS said the three-year contracts with Albertsons Cos. (Safeway and Vons) and The Save Mart Cos. (Save Market, Lucky and Food Maxx) bring “substantial wage” increases and uphold current health care and pension benefits. The new collective bargaining agreements cover more than 15,500 members of UFCW 8GS as well as members of UFCW Local 5 in the San Francisco Bay Area and Local 648 in San Francisco.


“The new contracts feature historic wage increases in recognition of union members’ courageous service in keeping the stores functioning efficiently throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” Jacques Loveall, president of UFCW 8-Golden State, said in a statement...