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Contract Negotiations Update 7/12/19

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Members of UFCW Local 135- When we join together, we have the power to make jobs at Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions good jobs. The actions you’ve taken with your coworkers over the past several weeks have been seen by the company and felt by our communities and customers. Everything that you have done will help you and your coworkers get the contract that you deserve. Negotiations wrapped up this week with discussions on how the companies’ proposals will impact your…

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San Diego grocery workers say yes to strike authorization vote

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The final tally of the strike authorization vote affecting Ralphs, Vons and Albertson stores in Southern California will be disclosed on Wednesday. By Lori Weisberg – San Diego Union-Tribune The majority of San Diego County’s unionized grocery workers support giving their leadership the authority to call a strike should it be necessary, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135 union revealed late Tuesday. While the outcome of voting among all seven local unions across Southern California and parts of Central…

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REMINDER: Strike Authorization Vote Monday, June 24

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REMINDER TO ALL MEMBERS OF ALBERTSONS, RALPHS AND VONS Strike Authorization Vote Meetings take place this coming Monday, June 24, 2019. The meetings will be at 9AM, 1PM and 6PM at the Scottish Rite Event Center located next door to the main union office at 1895 Camino Del Rio South in San Diego. Bring the Strike Vote Authorization card you received in the mail. If you have any questions contact your Rep or call the main office at  (619) 298-7772 or…

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Strike Authorization Vote Scheduled

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  Strike Authorization Vote Scheduled Cast your vote on June 24th Our union will hold a vote to authorize a strike, if necessary, by members of Local 135 who are employed by Ralphs, Vons, Albertsons, and Pavilions. Why a strike authorization vote? The corporations are delaying and demanding takeaways: 3 months since the contract expired Slash wages for cashiers Inappropriate wage increases that do not reflect the minimum wage, 20 cents for top rate clerks, less than 1% increase. Put…

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Contract Update – 6/5/19

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The corporate negotiators for Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons continue to play games and push unacceptable takeaways and concessions, including: Less than 1% pay increases Funding proposal that threatens our health plan There are two more days of negotiations scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday, June 10 & 11, 2019. Unless there are significant changes in their offer, your employer is giving us no choice but to take action. We will not stand by while profitable corporations nickel and dime the…

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Negotiations update 05/24/19 – This week we brought a member delegation…

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The corporate employers finally showed their hand with a wage and health benefit offer. This week we brought a member delegation made up of GM clerks to negotiations. They spoke directly to corporate negotiators about the challenges of the 2-tier system and inequality in the workplace. The corporate negotiators’ response? Reduces the top pay for GM clerks. Makes checkers GM clerks. Attacks our health plan and undermine its long-term funding. Wage increases of less than 1%. Refuses to provide a…

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Retail Negotiations update 05/06/19

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Dear Local 135 Members: We just wrapped yet another round of contract negotiations where corporate executives failed to discuss even ONE of the core values we’re fighting for as a union. No increasing a fair wage for you and your families. No safeguarding the health care protections you’ve earned. No ensuring more hours and staff to make your work safer, and shopping better for the customers we love. Here’s the deal: these are YOUR stores. You do the hard work…

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Retail Negotiations update 04/19/19

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We met with corporate negotiators and the federal mediator yesterday and today. We spent the first day bringing the federal mediator up to speed and informing him of our goals and concerns. We continue to advance and advocate for improvements to our contract that will increase our ability to get more hours, pay, and a voice on the job. Our goals at the bargaining table remain the same: Family-sustaining Fair Wages Work should provide wage increases that make ends meet…

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Retail Food Negotiations Update

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Negotiations Update- We consulted with the pension and benefit specialists and discussed our current benefit plans. We met with Albertsons/Vons/Ralphs negotiators and exchanged numerous non-financial proposals. Nothing has been agreed to at this point. Our next negotiations are set for April 3rd and 4th. Respectfully Todd

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