Union reaches agreement hours before grocery strike

October 21, 2013

NEW — 5:45 p.m. Oct. 21, 2013

Just two hours before grocery store workers were set to head to the picket lines, union representatives announced they had reached a tentative agreement with the national grocery chains.

“This tentative agreement has been unanimously recommended by the union member bargaining team,” the union wrote in a statement posted on its Facebook page.

Union members must still review and vote on the proposal. Until then, the statement said details of the agreement will not be released.

The workers were opposed to employer proposals that would stop health care coverage for employees who work less than 30 hours a week, deny workers paid sick days and cut pay, including for those who work on holidays. Read more