Fred Meyer West Grocery, Meat and Seafood, and Fairbanks East Meat and Seafood voted on December 15th to ratify a new three (3) year agreement with the UFCW Local 1496. Terms of the agreement included ratification bonuses for all members covered under the contract as well as meaningful wage increase for all Journeypersons and above rate for the 2nd and 3rd year. There will also be additional funding for the pension plan covered by the Employer. The next Fred Meyer contract up for negotiation will be this spring for Wasilla Meat and Seafood and later this year for the Anchorage locations (Muldoon, Northern Lights, Dimond and Southeast).
This is what's new in UFCW 1496!