Business & Real Estate

Union, Safeway reach tentative contract agreements

Roseville-based United Food and Commercial Workers 8-Golden State said it has reached tentative contract agreements with the Safeway supermarket chain in Northern and Central California.

UFCW 8 said the four-year agreement with Safeway preserves and enhances wages, benefits and workplace standards of approximately 9,000 workers at 130 Safeway stores, as well as retirees. UFCW-8 said a separate four-year agreement with Vons affects 500 union employees at several Vons stores.

The agreements will be submitted to both chains’ union employees for ratification.

Contract negotiations are continuing between the union and representatives from Save Mart Supermarkets and the three store brands of West Sacramento-based Raley’s – Raley’s Supermarkets, Bel Air and Nob Hill Foods.