ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers 8-Golden State (UFCW 8-Golden State) reached separate agreements with retailers Safeway and Vons in northern and central California.

The four-year contract with Safeway includes, one year of retroactive wage increases; three years of additional wage increases and bonuses; protection and funding of health care and pensions; and enhanced workplace standards. Approximately 9,000 union members are covered under the new contract.

In a separate four-year agreement with Vons, approximately 500 workers will receive similar protections and benefits. UFCW 8-Golden State said contract negotiations are ongoing between the union and Save Mart Supermarkets, Raley’s, Bel Air Markets and Nob Hill Foods.