Joint Statement from all UFCW Local Unions
with members working for the A&P Company
Issued: Monday, June 15, 2015
As the leaders of your Local Unions we would like all UFCW members employed by the A&P Company and all of its banners (including A&P, Pathmark, Waldbaums, SuperFresh, Food Basics, and the Food Emporium) to know that we are well aware of the rumors circulating about the potential sale of the A&P Company in whole or in part.
In order to keep our members as informed as possible, we would like to make you aware of the facts as we know them as of this posting:
• We have confirmed that A&P is actively seeking potential
buyers for part or all of the company.
• There is interest being shown by several companies regarding
a purchase of A&P in whole or in part.
• The A&P Company has not contacted us directly regarding
any such potential sale.
• We have not met with any representatives of potential buyers
to discuss any such purchase.
For the past five years all of our Local Unions have been united, working together to protect and maintain the jobs of over 30,000 UFCW members working under the A&P banner. Please be assured that as we move forward with a potential sale of the company your Local Unions will continue to work together to ensure that the best interests of all of our members are being protected.
Furthermore, should a sale in fact be pending, we will demand a seat at the table with both the A&P Company and any potential buyers to ensure that our members and their jobs are protected.
We will continue to issue updates on this situation as more information becomes available. In the meantime, we urge you to ignore the rumor mill and to trust only information disseminated by the UFCW or your Local Union and its representatives.