The parties met for three days and exchanged numerous proposals, including those on economics/wages.
It is crystal clear that the employers are in no way connected with the realities that we face.
Their wage proposals are light years away from ours; theirs would have us continue to fall behind while the cost of living continues to rise.
These employers are worried. What we have collectively accomplished so far is enough to cause them to bluster and fuss. But a lot of work still needs to happen before we can honestly say that we have reached our goal of being able to safely and successfully live in these great states in which we work.
The timing for the next bargaining session will be determined in the near future.
In the meantime, it is absolutely critical that you join us in our actions, in wearing the buttons, in communicating with one another and with your union rep and with your bargaining committee members.
We remain aggressively committed to getting all of us what we deserve, and (at bare minimum) all UFCW Local 555 members deserve dignity, equity, and a living wage.