“The activism, strength and courage of our members and their willingness to do whatever is necessary for a fair contract means that they receive strong wage increases, quality health care and a secure retirement that their hard work has brought them,” said Mr. Federici. “Our members were struggling to prepare for a long strike and Safeway/Albertson knew exactly what the consequences would be. This changed the game and led to this strong agreement. The Safeway Agreement will enter into effect retroactively on October 27, 2019 and expire on October 28, 2023. Parallel to the Giant Treaty, ratified today, the main provisions are: OXON HILL, Md., 5 March 2020, a few hours before a strike vote, at 2am.m. On March 5, members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 400 entered into a collective agreement with Safeway. This agreement was ratified this afternoon by an overwhelming majority. The four-year contract provides for wage increases above the minimum wage, sticks to current health care and guarantees – on the most controversial topic of the negotiations – full funding of pension benefits for current workers and retirees. It is one of the only agreements in the United States to guarantee a defined benefit pension plan. “It would not have taken six months of bitter negotiations and the prospect of a strike to reach this strong and fair agreement,” Federici said, “but we hung on and we finally won.
Our members were David`s members at Safeway Wall Street Goliaths, and they proved that the power of active, unbeatable and unbeatable union members can actually triumph over the cold, hard money of billionaires. “Alongside our members, I would like to thank our colleagues, our Community allies and, in particular, the Safeway customers, who have gone beyond the call to offer their unwavering support. And we are grateful to the four senators from Maryland and Virginia, in Washington, to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and a number of other elected officials have told Safeway that they expect the company to enter into a fair contract with us. Store Address: 94 McLeod Avenue Spruce Grove, AB T7X 1R2 Community Connections Support Services (General Services) Store Address: 70 Shawville Boulevard SW Calgary, AB T2Y 2Z3 Store Address: 100 Chestermere Station Way Chestermere, AB T1X 0A9 Store Address: 375 As Glenpen Landing SW Calgary, AB T3H 0N6 . In total, the contract provides for nearly $50 million in salary increases over its four-year term and nearly $75 million in additional pension contributions.