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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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07/15/2017 – CVS Negotiations Update

CVS negotiations continued on 7/13 and 7/14 with no real progress to report.  Another bargaining session is scheduled for 7/18. CVS members are proudly wearing their union buttons and will continue to stand together until CVS gets serious and demonstrates that they value their employees with a

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06/05/2017 – Food 4 Less Negotiations Update

After three bargaining sessions with Food 4 Less, we have made no progress on the big issues in these negotiations: fair wages, higher minimum hourly guarantees, protection of your medical benefits, and improved scheduling language. Although your contract has expired, Food 4 Less is required to continue all

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05/16/2017 – Ralphs Hiring Event

Need a job? Ralphs Grocery Company is hiring 800 people to fill open positions in its Southern California supermarkets. All Ralphs supermarkets will be holding hiring events on Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “We have a wide variety of part-time positions that we

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05/10/2017 – CVS Negotiations Update

After several bargaining sessions with CVS we can report some progress. However the most critical issue of guaranteed hours and health care access and affordability have yet to be resolved. Your Union is standing firm against these changes and maintaining our position that medical benefits for many

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International Workers’ Day

Join us for the International Workers’ Day March on Monday, May 1, 2017.  The bus will leave UFCW Local 135 at 2:15 p.m. and we will march from the Federal Building downtown to Chicano Park where the bus will pick us up at 6:30 p.m. and drive us

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UFCW International President’s Statement on Trump/TPP

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marc Perrone, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), the largest private sector union in the nation, released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order to withdraw from the negotiating process of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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Rite Aid News

Dear UFCW Local 135 Rite Aid Members, As you know, Walgreens agreed to buy Rite-Aid but still needs the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) approval to complete the deal. If the FTC approves, Walgreens will be required to sell stores to address the government’s antitrust issues. Walgreens has

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