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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!!!

06/11/2018 – #MemberMonday is brought to you by UFCW135 Produce Clerks at Vons!

This #MemberMonday is brought to you by @UFCW135 produce clerks at Vons! #NationalCornOnTheCobDay https://t.co/MzQzgNUwnk

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06/07/2018 – 260,000 UPS Drivers Preparing to Strike

United Parcel Service (UPS) workers have given their union the go-ahead to call a strike in what would be their first walkout — and one of America’s most far-reaching picket lines — in decades. The vote gives union negotiators more sway in contract talks with the shipping

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05/15/2018 – UFCW Statement on White House AI Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), released the following statement regarding the White House bringing major U.S. companies together for a summit about artificial intelligence (AI). “The threat of joblessness due to increased automation is massive and it

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Contract Negotiations Updates

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!

Under no circumstances will we allow the company to take away your health care plan. Management makes this proposal all the time, and we can stop them if we stick together. We can defeat this again.

We are trying to increase wages, protect health care, increase your scheduling notice, and ensure more flexibility for part-timers. These are our goals, and if we stand united, we can achieve them. 

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

05/27/2018 – Rite Aid Negotiation Update. On 5/15, less than one week prior to the long-scheduled 5/21 start date for bargaining, Rite Aid cancelled the meeting saying they were not prepared to begin. We are now scheduled to begin 6/1. Our Rite Aid brothers and sisters work hard under stressful conditions. Rite Aid management needs to recognize your hard work and stop these delays. Your Union is prepared to meet frequently during the month of June. We will continue to keep you updated. Stay strong and united!

05/09/2018 – On May 22, 2018 Alliance unions will begin coordinated bargaining for a new agreement with Kaiser Permanente. 


Mickey

MICKEY KASPARIAN
President

President’s Message
June 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
June 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

 Kaiser Members

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