Negotiations are set to begin this summer with the four major grocery houses:  Safeway, Fred Meyer, Unified Grocers, and SuperValu.

Grocery warehouse and distribution is one of our Local's core industries, so it is essential that we all rally together to support our Brothers and Sisters during the coming contract campaign.

"We need to show a willingness not to back down, and we need to make sure that members at all four distribution centers stick together." - Roger Fields, 31-year member at Supervalu 

The reps have been out in the shops, conducting votes for new Shop Stewards, and scheduling demands meetings.

In the next few weeks, we will be issuing a newsletter for members in the industry, Dock Talk.  

If you work in the grocery warehouse industry and have ideas for the newsletter or would like to contribute, please send me (Paul Zilly) an email.  Thanks!