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07/13/2018 – RITE AID NEGOTIATION UPDATE

The Rite Aid corporation’s contract offer did not substantially change. It is still bad for members: Insulting wage proposal Eliminates full-time positions Eliminates health care for up to 70% of employees The company management refuses to be fair with you and your contract. Despite pursuing a hugely

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07/11/2018 – June 16 Meeting Postponed

Dear UFCW Local 135 members: As you may have already heard, the President of UFCW Local 1167, Rick Bruer, has resigned due to health issues. Because of this circumstance, the merger agreement between UFCW Local 135 and Local 1167 is not valid at this time. Therefore, the

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06/27/2018 – Supreme Court Deals Blow to Unions

Today the Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME handed down a 5 to 4 decision against public sector unions. Fair share fees are no longer permitted although those who don’t join the union are covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements, making them Right to Work (for less) entities.

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06/20/2018 – Making Change for Walmart

“The chances that Walmart — the largest retailer in the world, with billions of dollars of resources and entire legal and real estate departments at their disposal — didn’t know about the intended use of this building is impossible to believe.” https://nyti.ms/2MGCXrB

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06/18/2018 – New Food Trust Portal!

The Food Trust new website portal went live today at 9am. Participants in the Food Trust are now able to create a portal account and to view profile information from any device: mobile phone, tablets, PC’S. Once logged on, you can: View personalized benefits dashboard Update email address,

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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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05/09/2018 – The Alliance of Health Care Workers is Bargaining

On May 22, 2018 Alliance unions will begin coordinated bargaining for a new agreement with Kaiser Permanente. The intent of the Alliance of Health Care Unions has not changed: Alliance Unions are united in our commitment to bargain a full and fair contract for all of our members.

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05/01/2018 – International Workers’ Day!

It’s May Day 2018 “Each year, Labor Day gives us an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions that working men and women make to our nation, our economy and our collective prosperity. It gives us a chance to show gratitude for workers’ grit, dedication, ingenuity, and strength,

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