First contract achieved with Stella's

September 9, 2019


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Hi, I'm Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832, and I'm very proud to let you know that we are on the verge of getting our first contract for our members at Stella's on Sherbrook avenue.

Last week we were at the Labour Board putting in our case along with representatives from the employer. By law, the board has September 27th to impose the first contract.

Members working at Stella's are invited to a drop-in meeting on Sunday, October 6, from 1 pm - 8 pm. 

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Jeff Traeger, Roberta Hoogervorst, Tony Dempsey and Nicki Davis-Gerbrandt from the bargaining committee will be there to show the terms of the first agreement.

Members can come by anytime to have a short meeting and so you can find out the terms of your first contract.


In Solidarity,
Jeff Traeger

UFCW Local 832


There will not be a vote on your first collective agreement

UFCW 832 and Stella’s were very far apart on many critical items for your first contract. As a result, your Union applied to have your first contract imposed by the Labour Board. According to the legislation, there is no vote to accept or reject the contract, it is created and implemented by the Labour Board, and your first contract will last for one year from the date it is issued.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to ask them at the meeting on October 6, or email President Jeff Traeger at or your union representative, Roberta Hoogervorst at



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