Negotiation Update on Your Contracts: Scheduled Pay Increases for Top-Rate Associates and Dept. Heads Start April 3


March 30th, 2022

Thank you for your continued commitment to our customers and your patience throughout the bargaining process.  We have some good news to share with our top-rated associates and department heads.

In August 2020, we informed Local 455, that we would implement our Last, Best, and Final Offer, including:

  • $56 million investment in wages
  • More than $75 million annually on health care for hourly associates

As part of our Last, Best, and Final Offer, all top-rate associates will be receiving a wage increase of $.40/hr effective for hours worked beginning Sunday, April 3, 2022. Department heads will be receiving an $.50/hr increase starting Sunday, April 3, 2022, as well.

These wage increases will be posted in Express HR on April 6 and will be reflected in your April 14 paycheck.

This increase is just one of several associates have received over the past year and a half as the result of the Company’s implementation of the LBFO, including most recently in February 2022 when associates within progression steps received an increase.

Your store leader can share what the pay increases will mean for you. Reach out if you have any questions.

Negotiations Update

  • As we have shared before, the company has NOT reached a tentative agreement with the union.
  • We have expressed interest to Local 455 that we want to go back to the negotiation table and bargain your contracts.
  • We have offered to meet with the union but have not received a response.
  • We will continue to share updates on the negotiation process with you on Your store leader will keep you informed. Thank you for all you do for our customers, communities, and each other.
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