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December 12th, 2021

 

Strike authorization does not mean a strike.

Report to work according to your regular schedule.

We understand the union has received strike authorization from UFCW Local 555 Bargaining Unit members attending and voting at union meetings.

We want to be sure you know what this means – it does not mean there will be a strike. It means that the union can call one if they so choose.  At this point, the union has not called for a work stoppage. We hope they don’t.

No one wins with a strike.

  • Not our associates, who may miss out on paychecks and potentially benefits.
  • Not our customers, who don’t want to get involved in a conflict and may choose to shop at competitors – ironically non-union.
  • Not our store, which could lose business.
  • And not the union, which could drive away its own members with such drastic action.
  • Can the union really expect to get a better contract by striking and harming the company financially? Harming the company hurts all employees and impacts our ability to provide top-of-the-market benefits.  It’s a tough market and we need to fight for our continued success.

Our goal, as always, is to reach an agreement that provides a solid compensation package of wages and benefits for our associates and is also right for our business, so we can remain relevant in today’s very competitive market.

We will keep you up to date as we have more information to share. We will post our updates here or you may receive them from your store leader.

Thank you for all that you do for our customers, our communities, and each other.