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Pak ‘N Save Grocery Workers Stand Together for a Better Contract

August 27, 2021

Members of UFCW Local 8GS who work at Pak ‘N Save in Madera, Calif., recently ratified a new contract that raises pay and improves benefits. Pak ‘N Save is owned by Safeway Inc.  

The three-year contract includes retroactive wage increases, no health care premiums for active employees, and improvements to medical benefits with a shorter qualifying period for new hires. The contract also includes a 28-hour weekly guaranteed schedule for those with more than 15 years at Pak ‘N Save, additional benefit extensions to maintain full health care while out on a medical leave of absence, and the revival of the Individual Account Plan, a supplemental pension plan. The initial wage increase for journeypersons is retroactive to July 19, 2020.

“This is a big ‘win’ for our members at Pak ‘N Save,” said UFCW Local 8GS President Jacques Loveall. “Their patience and dedication helped us to reach a settlement during this difficult time.”

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