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07/13/18 – RITE AID NEGOTIATION UPDATE

The Rite Aid corporation’s contract offer did not substantially change. It is still bad for members:

  • Insulting wage proposal
  • Eliminates full-time positions
  • Eliminates health care for up to 70% of employees

The company management refuses to be fair with you and your contract.

Despite pursuing a hugely profitable $24 billion merger with mega-grocery giant Albertson’s, Rite Aid is still trying to take away fair pay, health care benefits, and hours.

Further negotiations are scheduled for later next week. Your union is exploring methods to force management to the table with a fair agreement.

Stay tuned for notices about meetings, new updates, and an opportunity to make your voice heard in this fight.

06/08/2018 – Rite aid has given their most recent economic and language proposal which will devastate our current contract. Get ready to fight back.

  • Rite Aid has proposed what amounts to be wage freezes for most members
  • Company health plan- worse healthcare that is more expensive
  • Reduce the amount of full time positions in the store
  • Only $.25 wage increase for pharmacists
  • Fewer protections against layoffs
    Talk to your Union Rep to get involved.

06/04/2018 – Rite Aid contract negotiations have begun. We have held three meetings with Rita Aid Management about your next contract. 

  • Your unity will determine our success at the bargaining table.
  • Health care, full-time status and job security are the main issues. 

Management wants to take away your union health care plan and put you into a plan they control instead. This plan would require you to work 30 hours a week to simply qualify for benefits. 

Management wants to take away more of your hours, and cut full-time by 25%. 

These demands are unacceptable. How do we respond?

WE STAND TOGETHER!

05/31/2018 – For information about Kaiser Negotiations, go to https://www.ahcunions.org/

 


2017 UFCW Local 135 Steward Conference


At UFCW Local 135 our outstanding tradition of excellence in representing the needs of working men and women. We represent members in diversified groups such as meat cutters, clerks in supermarkets, drug stores and other retail outlets, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, personnel in health care facilities, casinos and processing plants.

You can be proud that you are an integral part of an organization that cares about people while working in an industry that proudly serves our community.

Unions are workers standing together to bargain with their bosses for better pay, safer working conditions and decent benefits. Historically, unions have accomplished many things for all working people that we now take for granted. Things like the eight-hour work day, minimum wage, child labor laws, unemployment insurance, Social Security and worker health and safety laws all were the direct result of union advocacy. Even Labor Day was created by unions.

Our officers and staff are dedicated to seeing that this union works for you. We urge you to join your fellow members in a continuing commitment to making our union united and strong.


BREAKING NEWS!!!

07/13/2018 – RITE AID NEGOTIATION UPDATE

The Rite Aid corporation’s contract offer did not substantially change. It is still bad for members: Insulting wage proposal Eliminates full-time positions Eliminates health care for up to 70% of employees The company management refuses to be fair with you and your contract. Despite pursuing a hugely

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07/11/2018 – June 16 Meeting Postponed

Dear UFCW Local 135 members: As you may have already heard, the President of UFCW Local 1167, Rick Bruer, has resigned due to health issues. Because of this circumstance, the merger agreement between UFCW Local 135 and Local 1167 is not valid at this time. Therefore, the

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06/27/2018 – Supreme Court Deals Blow to Unions

Today the Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME handed down a 5 to 4 decision against public sector unions. Fair share fees are no longer permitted although those who don’t join the union are covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements, making them Right to Work (for less) entities.

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Mickey

MICKEY KASPARIAN
President

President’s Message
July 2018

“As president of UFCW Local 135,
I pledge to devote my
office to the preservation
and protection of the jobs
and benefits we have
won over the course
of decades.”

RICHARD BARRERA
Secretary-Treasurer

Secretary-Treasurer’s Report
July 2018

 

Your Union Fights For You!

Back Pay Awarded to Members

          May 2018:………………………………..$6,762.25
          YTD (2018): ………………………………$38,342.84

Members Reinstated as Result of Grievances

          May 2018: ………………………………………9
          YTD (2018): ………………………………………35

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