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At UFCW Local 135, we are well known for 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.


 

Mickey

MICKEY KASPARIAN
President

President’s Message
August 2017

“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
August 2017

BREAKING NEWS!!!

08/16/2017 – Breaking News!!!

Congratulations to our CVS Members, who ratified a new four-year contract. This contract is loaded with improvements, including solid wage increases in each year of the contract. We would like to thank all of our community partners and friends in the labor movement for your support. Mainly,

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08/11/2017 – UFCW Free College Benefit

The UFCW Free College Benefit ensures that UFCW members and their families do not have to pay out of pocket for any tuition, fees or e-books at Eastern Gateway Community College—resulting in cost savings of thousands of dollars! The Free College Benefit covers any amount for tuition,

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07/28/2017 – Tentative Agreement with CVS Reached

We at the UFCW have reached a Tentative Agreement with CVS Drug Stores on a new contract. Dates for ratification meetings are being finalized. We are extremely proud of this agreement which affects thousands of workers across the State of California. Thank you to all of our

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Your Union Fights For You!

Back Pay Awarded to Members:

July, 2017. . . . . . $12,284.15
YTD (2017). . . . . $71,954.04

Members Reinstated:

July, 2017. . . . . . 6
YTD (2017). . . . . . 46