Grocery Workers Ratify New Contract With Supermarkets
Over the weekend, nearly 62,000 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers union voted to accept a new labor contract agreement with Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons, three of the largest supermarket chains in Southern California. Under the deal, each worker will pay up to $15 for their health benefits, while the grocery chains will cover the rest of the cost. The contract ratification ended several months of contentious negotiations, which stalled over disagreements over how much each side would contribute to ensure the long-term viability of a health care trust fund for the workers.
- "Grocery Union Members Approve New Labor Contract" (Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times, 9/25).
- "Grocery Workers Across Southern California Ratify Contract" (Mannes, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9/24).