By Bridget Goldschmidt
Source: Progressive Grocer
Following extensive bargaining sessions, UFCW 8-Golden State has arrived at tentative contract agreements covering its membership at Save Mart Cos. locations throughout Southern, Central and Northern California.
The new agreements cover 8,000 members working at all unionized Save Mart banners in UFCW 8-Golden State’s jurisdiction under seven separate contracts at FoodMaxx, Save Mart Office, Yosemite Wholesale Distribution, Lucky, Maxx Value and Save Mart Supermarkets across California.
Included in the various agreements are such provisions as substantial wage increases, maintained-successor language regarding the recent change in ownership, medical benefit improvements, better wage progressions, and the creation of an additional Lifetime Income Security Accrual Account (LISA) retirement plan for current and future members.