UFCW is the union for Albertsons and Safeway workers.
UFCW, the union for grocery workers, represents 835,000 grocery store workers at major companies all across the country. It’s our job to help you start a union at your Safeway and Albertsons stores — so you can get the wages and benefits you deserve.
Grocery workers have always been essential and deserve respect from their employer. While some Albertsons and Safeway workers have union representation, not all do. We believe all grocery workers deserve stable schedules, living wages, and safe workplaces. No matter the brand — whether it’s Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, Carrs, Kings Food Markets or Balducci’s Food Lovers Market — you deserve guaranteed benefits backed by a union contract.
Want to learn how to start a union at your Safeway or Albertsons store?
Ready to negotiate together for bigger paychecks, stronger benefits and better lives? If you are, the steps to joining the UFCW are simple.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Safeway and Albertsons union?
Yes and no. A majority of Safeway Albertsons workers enjoy the benefits of UFCW representation, but some don’t. If you’re not sure whether your store has a union contract, reach out to us and we can help. We believe ALL grocery associates deserve union representation.
What are the benefits of having a union at my store?
When you have a union contract, you can negotiate for benefits such as consistent raises and schedules, affordable healthcare, and workplace safety standards. To learn more about the benefits of union representation, check our How We Make Work Better page.
How do I start a union at my Safeway or Albertsons store?
Looking for more information on how to unionize your store? Fill out the form below to talk to an organizer! We are here to help you make change and answer all your questions.