Montana Unions, Chains Reach Tentative Pact

Union-represented workers at Albertsons and Safeway stores across Montana have reached tentative agreement on a new three-year contract, ending more than a year of negotiations, the United Food and Commercials Workers union said Tuesday.

BUTTE, Mont. — Union-represented workers at Albertsons and Safeway stores across Montana have reached tentative agreement on a new three-year contract, ending more than a year of negotiations, the United Food and Commercials Workers union said Tuesday. The contract offer, to be presented to the memberships of UFCW Locals 4 and 8 for approval later this month, provides for yearly wage increases for journeymen and significant progression increases for all workers, the union said.