This week’s two-day negotiations between your bargaining team, made up of your local union leadership and fellow Stop & Shop members, and the Company wrapped today. Over the past two days, we have exchanged proposals on general wage increases, classified rates, differential pay, and health and welfare. We are reaching important agreements on certain substantive economic and Health and Welfare items, and continue to have productive bargaining sessions where movement is made.
The subcommittee assigned to address non-economics also met yesterday and reached a tentative agreement on non-economic provisions. We secured vital protections to ensure your safety and wellbeing on the job.
We also met with a representative from The Segal Group, which serves as an advisor for your New England Health and Welfare fund, to discuss the state of the fund. You were able to secure this fund during our last contract negotiations through your hard work and dedication, and we are happy to report the fund is on strong financial footing and will continue to deliver the high-quality, reliable, healthcare you deserve.
We remain as committed as ever to delivering you a contract that rewards your hard work with strong wages, benefits, and protections. We will meet next week, on February 10th and 11th, where the company will present their counter to our most recent general wage increase proposal.
We will continue to keep you updated after each bargaining session. In the meantime, please make sure you and your union coworkers are receiving all updates by via your Union’s Phone App. You can download the free app by visiting our website and scrolling down to the bottom @ ufcw919.org.
As always, we remain, your bargaining team