CHIEF STORES SOLD TO FRESH ENCOUNTER/COMMUNITY MARKETS; COMPANY MAKES ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY

Leaders from Chief Supermarkets announced on a conference call with your UFCW Local 75 Bargaining Committee that Fresh Encounter/Community Markets is purchasing its stores. Fresh Encounter/Community Markets is owned by the Needler family and the CEO is Michael Needler, Jr., who has committed to no changes during the transition. Any changes to wages, hours, or working conditions will be addressed through the bargaining process.

UFCW Local 75 has a long term bargaining relationship with Great Scot; a Union Bargaining Committee recently bargained and ratified a new contract with Mr. Needler, for three Great Scot stores in Findlay and Fremont. Mr. Needler committed today in the telephone conference to continue the bargaining process for Chief employees.

Negotiations for the Chief contract will continue on December 8, 2014.

The current Chief agreement has been extended on a meeting-to-meeting basis. For more information, please contact your Union Representative.