Raley’s, UFCW Agree to ‘Expedited Arbitration’ in Agreement Dispute

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Raley’s and the United Food and Commercial Workers union have agreed to an “expedited arbitration” Friday, which will resolve a dispute over the two parties’ new collective bargaining agreement.

A Raley’s representative said that the dispute over the agreement, signed last month, is over its implementation. The union and Raley’s differ on two key portions, the rep added.

The arbitration will start “as soon as possible.” Meanwhile, the UFCW will continue counting ballots and finish their ratification process for the agreement.