SoCal UFCW Grocery Workers Ratify New Contract

UFCW members at Vons, Ralphs, and Albertsons grocery chains in southern California have ratified a new contract, avoiding the possibility of a strike.

The new contract covers 60,000 members from Locals 8GS, 135, 324, 770, 1167, 1428, and 1442. After four months of negotiations, members ratified the deal with a vote last Thursday, putting a stop to increases in healthcare costs, protecting their pensions, and increasing wages.