Tough Talks Will Continue Next Week – Time To Turn Up the Pressure

Tough Talks Will Continue Next Week – Time To Turn Up the Pressure

Cerberus Capital Management, the private equity firm that owns Albertsons/Safeway, is still proposing to abandon Safeway’s promise to secure the pension benefits of 29,000 current retirees and another 30,000 future retirees. And while Giant has indicated a willingness...
Tough Talks Will Continue Next Week – Time To Turn Up the Pressure

Safeway Proposes Abandoning Retirees

We have been negotiating our new contracts at Giant & Safeway for nearly two months. A major part of these negotiations is securing our retirement. We have all worked hard to make these companies the top two grocers in the region. Unfortunately, Cerberus Capital...
Report: Private Equity Greed Threatens Safeway Workers’ Retirement

Report: Private Equity Greed Threatens Safeway Workers’ Retirement

Report Finds Cerberus Tries to Make Employees Pay for High Debt Load Cerberus Capital Management, the private equity firm that owns Albertsons-Safeway, is trying to make workers in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas pay the price for their high, unsustainable...
Tough Talks Will Continue Next Week – Time To Turn Up the Pressure

Giant & Safeway Contracts Extended – Talks to Continue Next Week

After six weeks of negotiations, today we agreed to an extension of our current agreement and a short “cooling off” period recommended by the federal mediator. While we have have made some progress, we are still far apart on many key issues. The extension agreements...
Tough Talks Will Continue Next Week – Time To Turn Up the Pressure

Federal Mediator Called In to Giant & Safeway Contract Negotiations

We are approaching the expiration date of our current contracts at Giant & Safeway on Saturday, October 26 and talks have been very difficult. Given the unusual complexity of our negotiations, particularly around securing our pension benefits, we have called in a...
Report: Private Equity Greed Threatens Safeway Workers’ Retirement

Giant & Safeway Negotiations Stalled, It’s Time to Get Serious

With our contracts at Giant and Safeway expiring in only nine days, and after 20 days of negotiations, we remain far apart on nearly every single issue. We have made proposals to provide wages we can live on, schedules we can depend on, healthcare we can afford and a...