Congratulations to Labor Trust Services who ratified their contract on March 16th. Next up is Safeway Anchorage/Eagle River. The contract expires on May 31, 2018 and this contract marks the start of our next round of negotiations with all Safeway stores. Questionnaires were sent out recently to all the members at these stores and we thank those who took the time to send us your input and preferences and also volunteered to be on the Negotiating Committee. This information helps tremendously when going into negotiations with the Employer. We have our first round on negotiation dates set up for May 15th, 16th & 17th. We will keep you posted on any and all progress. This summer, we will also be opening Market Basket (Gavora) in Fairbanks, Firefighters Local #1264 in Anchorage, Tatsuda’s IGA in Ketchikan, Ironworkers Local #751 in Anchorage, Hammer & Wikan and Trading Union in Petersburg, and Plumbers Local #262 in Juneau. In the fall, we will open Safeway Fairbanks/North Pole and Safeway Homer. So it will be a busy year for us and our members at the bargaining table.
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