Raley’s and Nob Hill have reached an agreement with United Food and Commercial Workers this morning that has ended the union’s nine-day strike.
Raley’s and Nob Hill which made the announcement at about 10 a.m., said that no details of the agreement are being made public until it is ratified by the union members.
The agreement ends 15 months of negotiations between the two sides, and most recently the nine-day strike found picketers outside the grocery store locations, including Nob Hill Foods in Scotts Valley during all hours, day and night.
Grocery store employees went on strike to protest the implementation of a new plan by the company that cut back holiday and Sunday pay and changed how retirement benefits were to be handled.
The union will recommend ratification of the agreed upon plan to its members with a vote to occur at a date to be decided in the near future.
“This is very exciting because this contract provides us with the cost savings we need to fund our vision and the initiatives to make us more competitive in the 21st Century,” said Mike Teel, president of Raley’s of Family Fine Stores in a press release.
This was the first strike in the history of the 77-year-old company.