UFCW 21 Contract Negotiations 2019: What You Need to Know
The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 21 represents over 46,000 workers across Washington State, including those in grocery stores, healthcare facilities, and meatpacking plants. The union is currently in contract negotiations with various employers, including Safeway, QFC, and Fred Meyer.
The negotiations began in March 2019, with the current contracts set to expire on May 5, 2019. UFCW 21 is seeking improvements in wages, benefits, and working conditions for its members.
One of the key issues being negotiated is healthcare. UFCW 21 wants to ensure that its members have access to quality, affordable healthcare coverage, as well as protection from rising healthcare costs.
Another issue on the table is wages. The union is seeking a fair wage increase for its members, who often work long hours for low pay. UFCW 21 believes that its members deserve a living wage that allows them to support themselves and their families.
Working conditions are also a top priority for the union. UFCW 21 wants to ensure that its members have safe working conditions and are protected from harassment and discrimination. The union is also advocating for better job security and protection against unfair disciplinary actions.
The negotiations are being closely watched by union members and the broader community, as they will have a significant impact on the lives of thousands of workers in Washington State. UFCW 21 is committed to fighting for its members and securing a fair and just contract.
As negotiations continue, it is important for union members and supporters to stay informed and engaged. UFCW 21 regularly updates its website and social media channels with the latest news and updates on the negotiations, as well as opportunities for members to get involved and take action.
Ultimately, the goal of the negotiations is to secure a contract that respects the dignity and rights of UFCW 21 members and ensures that they can earn a fair living wage, have access to quality healthcare, and work in safe and supportive conditions.