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Rite Aid and Albertsons Terminate Merger Agreement | CNBC

By | Breaking News

Rite Aid and Albertsons agree to terminate their merger agreement | CNBC Rite Aid Corporation and Albertsons Companies announced on Wednesday they are terminating their merger agreement, the evening ahead of a shareholder vote over the deal. The deal, announced in February, has faced push-back from a number of retail investors as well as top ten shareholder Highfields Capital Management. Rite Aid Corporation and Albertsons Companies announced on Wednesday they are terminating their merger agreement, the evening ahead of a shareholder…

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STEWARD OF THE QUARTER – Tim Brugger

By | Member Stories

Tim Brugger chose Albertson’s as his career at 17 and he worked at the same store for 29 years until the Haggen debacle. Now he’s a receiving manager with Vons (3330) in San Marcos. Tim has been a steward since 2011, but has been active in the union since the strike in 2003-2004. Tim had to wait several years after the strike to become a steward. “I was there for the strike until the very last day,” he said. “I…

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RITE AID UPDATE – New consumer polling results

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates

Last week your Union conducted public opinion polling around some of the busiest stores in Southern California. The results are overwhelmingly in our favor, and show that consumers support us in our efforts to get a fair contract. In fact, the results are decisive in showing consumers support us not only in spirit, but will honor our strike in large numbers if necessary. When asked who consumers trust more for information about our contract, 88% of consumers with an opinion…

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RITE AID UPDATE 08/04/2018 – Who do you trust?

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates

Rite Aid’s tricky lawyers? Or your fellow members and elected union negotiators? Rite Aid management wants to fool you. That’s why they sent a private anti-union lawyer to negotiations instead of their management. So don’t believe the misleading lawyer lies they keep handing out. Here are the facts: Their proposed plan would: Cut full time employees by 25% Make it harder to get health care benefits Exclude most employees from wage increases (notice their use of the word “eligible” every time…

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Rite Aid Workers Overwhelmingly Vote to Authorize Strike

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Members Overwhelmingly Vote “No” to a Draconian Rite Aid Proposal that Imposes Unattainable Wage Increases and Eliminates Health Care Benefits for Retirees SAN DIEGO, CA – July 31, 2018 – In a decisive display of union power and unity, an overwhelming majority of Southern California Rite Aid employees who are members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union voted today to reject management’s contract offer. The corporate proposal makes it almost…

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STEWARD OF THE QUARTER – Bea Durruthy

By | Member Stories

Beatriz (Bea) Durruthy loves to help her coworkers. Sometimes she sees them riding their bikes to work at night, so she stops and picks them up. She has an SUV and it’s easy to put the bike in the back. She makes enchiladas for their kids’ birthday parties. She’s constantly going out of her way to help others. Bea has worked for Food 4 Less since 1994 and has been at Store 374 on University Avenue in San Diego for…

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STEWARD OF THE QUARTER – Betty Daoud

By | Member Stories

Four years ago, in the beginning of UFCW Local 135’s relationship with Viejas workers, Martha “Betty” Daoud, was apathetic about the union. After talking with her co-workers, she saw the potential in making her workplace better, and so she got involved in the original organizing campaign. Betty collected signatures for the campaign and fought publicly against the “anti-union guys.” Betty has worked at Viejas Casino for nearly 19 years now. She started as a prep food handler and is now…

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STEWARD OF THE QUARTER – Iggy Ponce De Leon

By | Member Stories

When UFCW Local 135 has an action in front of any store, you can hear Ignacio (Iggy) Ponce De Leon over the loudspeaker in Albertsons 758 announcing “Attention all UFCW Members, make sure you go outside and sign the petition!” Or sometimes when the union representative enters, he will announce, “Attention all UFCW members, Sarah Saez is in the house.” Iggy became a steward in the early- to mid-80s – he doesn’t remember exactly, but he’s loved every minute of…

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STEWARD OF THE QUARTER – Vicki Locke

By | Member Stories

Vicki Locke is fearless. As a shop steward for 17 years, she’s not afraid of management, although she says a couple of managers really don’t like her. She’s a fighter. In October of this year, she will have been with Albertsons for 24 years. She has worked all over the county including North Park, Santee and Coronado, but for the past four years she’s closer to home in Alpine (Store 6704). “I got around over the years, but when this…

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