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   Union And Grocery Companies Reach Agreement
by Cathy Kloos, Safeway
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 11:52AM EST

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UFCW Local 99, Safeway Stores Inc and Kroger Company (Fry’s and Smith’s) reached a tentative settlement on a new collective bargaining agreement late Thursday evening.

Local 99 will submit the tentative agreement to its Safeway, Fry’s and Smiths members with the union’s recommendation that it be approved. The union and the companies have agreed to extend the existing contract pending the outcome of the membership vote.

There will be no work stoppage and all stores will continue to operate as normal.

No details of the tentative agreement will be disclosed until the members have an opportunity to review them and vote.

Source: Safeway

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