Our union was informed at 3pm today by parent company Safeway Inc. that they would be selling all Dominick’s stores.
“Our top priority is to our members and their families,” said Ken Boyd, president of UFCW Local 1546. “Our union will be working closely with the company to ensure that our members are being treated fairly and equitably as this process moves forward.”
Safeway Inc. operates 72 Dominick’s stores in the Chicago area and is speaking with multiple potential buyers.
Four stores have been sold to New Albertsons, Inc., which operates Jewel-Osco grocery stores: 1340 S. Canal, Chicago and 2550 N. Clybourn, Chicago; 14200 S. Bell Road (at 143rd), Homer Glen; and 1340 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview.
“At a time when the economy is just beginning to recover it is unfortunate that Safeway is choosing to take this step,” said Boyd. “We hope that whoever buys these stores will be more committed to these workers and their communities.”
As new developments arise we will keep you informed.
UFCW Local 1546 represents workers in Illinois and Indiana in a diverse range of industries including grocery and drug retailers; meat cutting, processing, and packing; chemical works; nursing home and healthcare facilities, and many others.