As you are aware, your contract expired on March 6, 2016. Gelsons contract negotiations will occur after completion of the Food Industry negotiations with Albertsons/Vons and Ralphs. As a reminder, your contract has been extended and all terms and conditions remain in full force and effect.
In completely separate negotiations we are discouraged to report that we have made inadequate progress with Albertsons/Vons & Ralphs. Among other cuts, the companies are refusing to increase the funding for the health plan and devastating cuts to the pension. In order to get the best possible contract offer, strike vote meetings were held on June 20th and 21st for members working at Albertsons/Vons and Ralphs only. The intention of all locals is to avoid a strike but we will not settle for a substandard contract.
We have scheduled dates for continued negotiations next week and several days in July.
We appreciate your patience and support during these negotiations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Union Representative.
Please stay informed as negotiations progress by checking our website (www.ufcw1167.org), or on facebook.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact your Union Representative.
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