As we enter the end of the year, UFCW Local 99 officially begins contract negotiations with Fry’s, Safeway and Smith’s. Meetings are already being planned with management.
The contracts that emerge from these talks will determine your wages, benefits and working conditions over the next few years.
Thank you to all the members who have filled out the Negotiations Contract Questionnaire. With your input, we have a clear direction of what Local 99 members want to see in their contracts. This information is used to finalize our proposals to your employers.
As negotiations for a new contract continue, our members in the stores are interested in getting accurate and up-to-date information about negotiations.
Sometimes, however, you may hear rumors about the course of these negotiations that have no basis in fact. This can be a big problem, especially in this age of social media, because false information can cause confusion and division.
To get the facts, please follow updates on your Union website, ufcw99.com, as well as the UFCW 99 phone app for Apple or Android. You can also subscribe to text message updates by texting “NEGOTIATE99” to 83071. You will be notified when new updates have been posted.
Of course, if you have any questions about contract negotiations, your Local 99 Union Representative is there to answer them for you. Be sure to get your information directly from your Union Representative or Shop Steward.
Avoid rumors and never spread them. And always remember to stand strong with your union!