AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JOHN T. NICCOLLAI - 6-14-2021

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JOHN T. NICCOLLAI
MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2021

RAISES AND RETRO PAY FOR MEMBERS OF KINGS SUPERMARKETS AND ACME MARKETS

President Niccollai reported today that several members have inquired as to the status of the raises and retro pay for our Brothers and Sisters of Kings and ACME.

As we all know, both Kings and ACME were purchased by Albertson’s through the Bankruptcy Court.  Your Union bargained hard with the purchasers and we managed to successfully maintain all the terms and conditions of our prior contract.  Prospectively, we were also able to exceed the amazing terms and conditions of our Industry Contract from these previously bankrupt Companies.  In addition, we demanded and will receive retro wages for our Brothers and Sisters of both Companies.
 
President Niccollai indicated that he understands that as we come into the vacation season our members are anxious to receive this money, especially after working so fearlessly and diligently through the Pandemic.  As your President, I have been on top of this issue constantly with all levels of Management of both Kings and ACME.  Your Union is prepared to arbitrate this issue, seeking sanctions, and both Companies have been so notified. 

Having said all of the above, I will give you my best projection as to where this matter is going.  Based upon the latest communications and commitments, it appears that the Kings wages and retro wage adjustments should be in place on or before the end of July.   Concerning ACME, we are being informed that the raises and retro adjustments should be in place before the late July date.  In the event the Companies fail to honor their projections, we will immediately file grievances and sanctions.

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