September 12, 2005
Statement by UFCW International Union President Joe Hansen on Alberstons, Inc., Plans to Explore Sale of Company
Washington—The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) represents nearly 110,000 Albertsons employees nationwide.
The UFCW will continue to aggressively represent our members and enforce all union contract provisions while the company explores a possible sale of the supermarket chain.
UFCW-represented Albertsons employees have helped make the company a major nationwide force in the supermarket industry.
Should Albertsons decide to sell the company, UFCW expects any buyer to fully abide by the terms of our union contracts and respect the long-term dedication and experience of Albertsons employees. The UFCW would also look forward to working with a buyer, should a sale become a reality, to ensure the successful operation of the company and the long-term security of our members.