Current Proposals Invest $108 Million in New Money on Wages, Health Care and Pension

Negotiations

August 22nd, 2019

Bargaining for your new contract will continue over the next few days. We look forward to continuing our discussions with union negotiators and coming together on a contract that confirms our commitment to our associates, bolsters Ralphs long-term success and sustains our continued presence in Southern California.

Our goal is a fair and balanced contract that recognizes you for your hard work. Here are some facts for you to consider on our current proposals.

  • Ralphs is investing more than $108 million in new money in wages, health care and pension over the three-year term of the contract. This is above and beyond what we currently spend today.
  • Wages are just one part of your total compensation, which also includes investments in your health care benefits and a pension when you retire.
  • The union has been downplaying our offers on wages. What does another nickel really mean? Every additional nickel above our current wage offer means $3.6 million over the three-year term of the contract. A nickel is a significant investment!
  • We are proposing no changes to your health care coverage and no changes to your premiums. And, we are investing additional money to keep your pension stable and secure.

We believe our proposals represent a balanced investment in you and Ralph’s future. As negotiations progress this week, we’ll continue to keep you updated.

You can also check your store communication board, FEED, and the Ralphs hotline number 800-615-7279. If you have any questions during this process, please talk to your store leader.

Thank you for your patience in this process. We appreciate all that you do for our customers, communities and each other.

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