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Rite Aid and Albertsons Terminate Merger Agreement | CNBC

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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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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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Rite Aid Negotiation Update

By | Breaking News, Grievances & Contract Enforcement

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 profitable $24 billion merger with mega-grocery giant Albertson’s, Rite Aid is still trying to take away fair pay, health care benefits, and hours. Further negotiations are scheduled for later next week. Your union…

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June 16 Meeting Postponed

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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 meeting scheduled for July 16th has been postponed. I am currently in Rite Aid negotiations but I will make sure to keep you updated with any additional information. In Solidarity, UFCW Local 135…

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Supreme Court Deals Blow to Unions

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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. Even though this currently only affects public sector unions, it is a blow to the entire labor movement. UFCW Local 135 stands in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the public sector.

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