UFCW 1518 has released to NEW Q&A documents for members working at Safeway.
Since Special Officer Vince Ready handed down his decision late last year on the reopener of the Safeway collective agreement as well as his ruling that Sobeys could convert Safeway stores to FreshCo, the union has been working with legal counsel on interpretation issues and pressing the company for more information.
Then Sobeys announced last week that it would convert 5 more Safeway locations to its discount banner FreshCo. “The Ready decision and Sobeys’ conversion announcements have a major impact on our members’ lives,” said President Kim Novak. “That’s why we’ve been pushing Sobeys for details and clarification that our members need in order to decide whether to accept a voluntary buyout, transfer to another Safeway or work at FreshCo and potentially take a buydown and work for less.”