Negotiations with ARGA (Arrowhead Retail Grocers Alliance) began on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.
Both the initial Union and Employer proposals are posted:
Parties exchanged proposals and agreed to again meet on March 26, April 15-16, 2014.
No proposals were agreed upon and there is much work to be done related to our health insurance plan. The Employers' health care proposal mirrors their obligation under the ACA, but our current plan is better than the law requires. Our Union health care proposal reflects the ongoing cost increases needed to maintain our current benefits.
We will again update as bargaining continues.