Strike Averted: Grocery store workers reach tentative agreement with Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions

The supermarket strike is averted, according to a union representing grocery store workers.

On Monday night, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) announced a tentative agreement has been reached between the union and the grocery store chains.  However, the exact terms were not immediately released. 

The grocery store chains involved in the tentatively-agreed deal includes Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions and Ralphs.

"We are pleased that this agreement allows us to put more money in our associates’ paychecks and secures healthcare and pension plans," said Robert Branton, Vice President of Operations at Ralphs.

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"This transformative, member-led deal includes significant wage increases, guaranteed hours for part-time workers, stronger health benefits, improved store safety and a secured pension," UFCW said, in part, in a statement.

UFCW said in a press release that the deal is not yet finalized as of Monday night.

"Nothing is final until the members decide and vote," the union explained, in part, in a press release.

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