Together, we're building a movement to fight for fair pay, good jobs, increased staffing, and better customer service.

These are the top issues impacting grocery workers (and grocery shoppers) that we’re addressing at the bargaining table.

Low wages hurt workers, families, and communities

Low wages leads to financial instability and hardship, making it difficult for workers to support themselves and their families. This impacts not only their quality of life but also the overall economic health of communities, as less income circulates within local businesses and economies.

Limited access to health and dental benefits, paid sick leave 

No one should be forced to choose between going to work sick or being able to afford food or rent. Without proper health and dental benefits and paid sick leave, grocery workers face stark barriers to their wellbeing. Healthy workers lead to healthier communities.

Pay disparities and tiered wages are unfair

Inequitable pay structures, where some workers are paid less for the same job, creates resentment and low morale. All workers deserve equal pay for equal work.

Unstable work hours

Imagine never knowing when your days off will be. Irregular and unpredictable schedules make it challenging for grocery workers to plan their lives, find secondary employment, or meet family obligations. Stable work hours ensures that workers have a better work-life balance and can participate more fully in their communities.

Short staffing, few full-time jobs

Poor staffing levels and the lack of full-time jobs places a heavy burden on existing workers and compromises customer service and safety. Supporting an increase in full-time positions and proper staffing levels leads to improved job satisfaction and better customer experiences.

Not enough hours

Many grocery workers struggle with inadequate hours, leading to reduced income and financial insecurity. By advocating for sufficient hours for all workers, we can empower them to achieve financial stability, support their families, and actively contribute to their communities.

Automation = job death

The growing trend of automation in the grocery industry poses a threat to the livelihoods of workers and puts more work and stress on customers. Automation should leads to better customer service and strengthened store efficiency, instead, CEOs are slashing jobs and eroding good service.