Ralphs Remains Committed to Reaching an Agreement to Keep You Working and Our Stores Open Without Disruption

Negotiation Updates

March 29th, 2022

Company and UFCW SoCal Locals will resume contract negotiations starting Wednesday, March 30 for a new contract for retail clerk and meat associates. This is the first time the parties will meet since these contracts expired on March 6, 2022.

No One Wins with a Strike
We understand the negotiations process can be stressful for our associates. It is unfortunate the union chose to stall negotiations to seek strike authorization instead of continuing to bargain to reach an agreement.

No one wins with a strike – not our associates, not our customers and not our stores. At this point, the union has not called for a work stoppage. We hope they don’t and we’re looking forward to working with the union during our bargaining sessions this week to reach an agreement.

Focusing on Solutions Not Uncertainty
While the union is focused on creating uncertainty for their members – our associates, we will continue to focus on working to reach an agreement that rewards associates and keeps our stores competitive in a challenging Southern California retail grocery market.

Our goals remain to reach an agreement that:

  • Invests in associates wages and continues to provide affordable health care and a stable pension
  • Keeps groceries affordable for our associates and our customers
  • Helps keep Ralphs stores competitive

Committed to Reaching a Win-Win Agreement
The bargaining process is about working through ideas and concerns and coming to a solution that is both good for our associates and the company. We are committed to working with the union to get an agreement that is a win for associates while keeping Ralphs successful in Southern California, reflecting secure and stable jobs in the future.

We will continue to provide open and transparent updates that we will share in huddles, updates on www.ralphscba.com, on FEED and on store bulletin boards. If you have any questions, please talk to your store leader.

Thank you for all that you are doing to take care of your customers and each other.

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