Friday, September 11th
- All qualifying bids on the stores are due into the Bankruptcy Court.The Bankruptcy Court will hear UFCW's objections to A&P’s KERP (corporate bonus plan).
- The Bankruptcy Court will announce what Tier I stores have agreements to be sold and what stores will be sold at the auction on September 24rd or 25th.
- The auction for the remaining unsold stores will be held. All qualifying bids on the stores are due into the Bankruptcy Court. The Bankruptcy Court will hear UFCW's objections to A&P’s KERP (corporate bonus plan).
- Bidders can file objections to the sale of stores in the Bankruptcy Court. The UFCW can also file objections to bids made on the stores.
- A hearing will be held regarding the objections to the sales filed to the Bankruptcy Court. At this stage, the UFCW will have a voice during the auction process to make recommendations on bidders. For instance, if two companies place a comparable bid on the same store and one is a union employer, while the other is non-union, the unionized store would have an advantage and they should likely win the bid. Thursday, October 15th The winning bids of the stores will be formally announced.
I spoke to a Pathmark employee outside the store last week. She'd worked there for over twenty years, and was collecting signatures to try and keep the supermarket open. I mentioned that I'd read at the union site that Key Food (bidding on other A&P stores) was proposing to cut pay, benefits, & hours of current A&P employees. and she confirmed their bad reputation. A passing shopper, gruff of voice, chimed in to the conversation. "Fuck that Key Food bullshit!"
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