In response, hundreds of Giant & Safeway shop stewards and members of the Contract Action Team held protests at three Safeway stores last Thursday to put pressure on the company to keep its promise to provide a secure retirement.
"Now we are preparing to escalate our pressure on the company to negotiate a fair deal. We will not allow Safeway to abandon its commitment to retirees." This week, the union will announce a new series of actions "to put pressure on Safeway to do the right thing. We need everyone to stay united and get involved while negotiations continue."