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President’s Message

MICKEY KASPARIAN President Protecting YOU is our Priority! Our union strives every day to keep all of our members safe from your employers and managers. We protect you from low wages, unfair disciplinary actions and unfair terminations. We protect your benefits and your pension and scheduling. How

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MICKEY KASPARIAN President Vote for a Better Future for All Our future as a union depends on voting in the upcoming mid-term elections, including the primary June 5. We have attacks coming at us from all angles, including the federal government and the Supreme Court. Therefore, our

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MICKEY KASPARIAN President 2018 is off to a Great Start! 2018 will be one of the busiest years we’ve ever had. After finishing 2017 with a bang, negotiating successful CVS and Food 4 Less contracts. This year is off to a great start as well. Coming in

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MICKEY KASPARIAN President Winning in an Anti-Union Climate We have four fights on our hands this year in contract negotiations with Viejas Casino, Rite Aid, Spreckels Sugar and Kaiser Permanente. With that, and all the negativity in politics these days, we enter the most difficult negotiations of

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MICKEY KASPARIAN President Congratulations on the New Food 4 Less Contract! It was a Team Effort! We began negotiations with the Kroger Corporation, on a new Food 4 Less contract in April of this year – six months ago. Although it was a long road, at that

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MICKEY KASPARIAN President CVS: Another Successful Contract Negotiation On August 15, UFCW Local 135 CVS Pharmacy members overwhelmingly ratified their new contract. I’m proud to say that our members lost nothing and gained a lot after nearly four months of extremely complex negotiations which included locals from all

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MICKEY KASPARIAN President We Negotiate Contracts for a wide-range of Workers Did you know that UFCW Local 135 represents more than Grocery workers? Within the grocery stores we represent everyone from meat cutters to pharmacists and in some stores, fuel station attendants. Outside of the grocery industry,

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MICKEY KASPARIAN President Welcome to the Working Families Council! In May, UFCW Local 135 joined forces with eight other unions to form the San Diego Working Families Council. Our new council is an association of affiliated unions and organizations. We came together for the purpose of advancing

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MICKEY KASPARIAN President 2017: What a busy year it is! It’s April already and we have a lot of work and negotiations ahead of us starting with Food4Less contract negotiations at the end of the Month. The contract expires in June and in the past Kroger has

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MICKEY KASPARIAN President Right-to-Work – an Existential threat to the Middle Class I am not the union. Our staff is not the union. YOU are the union. We work for our members, the brothers and sisters of UFCW Local 135. We are here for you to file

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