UFCW 8-Golden State is pleased to announce that after more than a year of marathon negotiations and negotiations, we have concluded preliminary agreements with Raley`s/Bel-Air/Nob Hill until the early hours of the morning. More details will not be released until the 4400 members of UFCW 8-Golden State in all three companies have the opportunity to review and ratify the interim agreement. In addition, Loveall stated that an agreement has been reached to provide workers in the three companies with reasonable compensation for their work during the current health crisis. The new agreement also includes a “Crisis Response” addendum, which confirms health and safety procedures to ensure the best well-being of Raley workers and the public during the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic. After a complex collective bargaining agreement, members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) 8-Golden State voted overwhelmingly in favour of ratifying new agreements with the Raley`s, Bel Air and Nob Hill supermarket banners. The vote will take place following an interim agreement between the parties last month. “The three-year contract provides for better funding for pension benefits, improved health benefits without wage premiums and significant wage increases,” Loveall said. “The negotiation process is never easy, but a number of factors have made the Nob Hill discussions particularly difficult,” said Local President 5 John Nunes. “The determination and solidarity of our members, and in particular the continued commitment and hard work of our negotiating committee, ultimately led to our success.” ROSEVILLE, Calif.- After a complex collective bargaining environment, in one of the most difficult periods in retail history, members of UFCW 8-Golden State voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying new agreements with supermarket chains Raley`s, Bel Air and Nob Hill. This four-year contract is a great asset for our members, with many substantial improvements. Attempting to give the negotiations more urgency, Raley has been negotiating alone since the beginning of February and is abandoning joint talks with the other two channels. The three-year agreements include significant wage increases and funding for improved health services without bonuses paid by workers working for their own health care – a rarity in today`s supermarket industry.