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UFCW Local 135 Retiree Club trip to Viejas Casino

By | Breaking News

UFCW Local 135 retirees are taking a trip of to Viejas Casino (the only UFCW Local 135 casino in the county) at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 19. Meet at the valet parking area near the hotel and then again at the café at 12:20-12:30 pm for lunch. Wear your gold UFCW shirt. If you would like to join in on the gambling & fun, or for more information, call Retirees Club President Jack Miller at (619) 246-1040.

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08/16/2017 – Breaking News! CVS Ratifies Contract

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates

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, we want to thank all of our CVS Members for your courage and strength throughout the process. Solidarity works!!!

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08/11/2017 – UFCW Free College Benefit

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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, fees or books that is not covered by federal or employer education grants. Children (or stepchildren), grandchildren (or step-grandchildren), spouses, domestic partners, and financial dependents of UFCW members are eligible for the UFCW Free…

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07/28/2017 – Tentative Agreement with CVS Reached

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates

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 community partners for your support. Most importantly, we thank our amazing CVS Members for their strength and solidarity!

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07/15/2017 – CVS Negotiations Update

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates

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 fair contract offer.  Other actions at the stores may be necessary following the 7/18 bargaining session, if there is not significant progress. Your union is fighting for living wages, affordable and accessible benefits…

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06/05/2017 – Food 4 Less Negotiations Update

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates

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 provisions as we continue negotiations. Food 4 Less is a profitable company because of your hard work. You deserve a fair contract that allows your family to afford to live in Southern California….

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05/16/2017 – Ralphs Hiring Event

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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 need to fill in every Ralphs store in Southern California,” said Kendra Doyel, vice president of Corporate Affairs for Ralphs Grocery Company. “Positions are available to friendly and engaging people in most every…

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05/10/2017 – CVS Negotiations Update

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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 of you are inadequate and that everyone deserves a living wage. We have several additional bargaining sessions scheduled during May and June. We have made it clear that you will not accept take…

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