The United Food and Commercial Workers Union announced that Ralphs, Vons, and Albertson’s supermarket employees reached a contract agreement on 7/23. The four-year contract, which was ratified by an 87 percent margin, guarantees annual wage increases and reduces the waiting period for healthcare eligibility for new hires. The contract also provides preventive healthcare, increases employer contributions to the pension fund in order to secure current benefits, and protects the healthcare trust fund.

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