Sept. 10, 2015
To all Haggen Members:
The news Haggen filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy is incredibly difficult to hear and we know it has caused you, your co-workers, and your families, serious concern.
As difficult as this process is, we are committed to keeping you and every member of our union family informed of what we know and what is happening.
We want to be very clear, our union contracts are still intact. We expect Haggen to honor the contracts. We will fight to make sure they do.
It is clear the Haggen management team has made some serious strategic missteps, especially during its most recent growth. For decades Haggen and Local 367 communicated openly about the status and the future of the company, but that clearly changed with new ownership.
It is wrong for hard-working Haggen members to have learned about this bankruptcy filing on the local news.
With respect to the current bankruptcy filing, our union’s legal team and advisors are analyzing the filing to see what it means for you and your co-workers. As soon as our analysis is complete, we will let you know immediately.
As part of our efforts, your international Union is coordinating efforts for all of the locals up and down the West Coast, so we have a focused and united response from our entire union family.
Going forward, we need to work together like never before to make sure Haggen does what is right by every member of our union family. The simple fact is, our voice, and the support of our friends and the community, is critical.
As we have made clear to Haggen, they are responsible to do what is right, and we will stand with you and fight for our hard-earned wages and benefits.
We will keep your informed of every new development, and we ask you to reach out to your Union Rep. with any questions or concerns you or your family may have at 253-589-0367 or 1-800-562-3645.
President, UFCW Local 367
Secretary-Treasurer, UFCW Local 367