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Secretary-Treasurer’s Report

Secretary-Treasurer’s Report

RICHARD BARRERA Secretary-Treasurer Updates on Negotiations and Legislation This has been a busy period for our Local as we are negotiating with multiple employers for improvements to our contracts this year, while at the same time advancing legislation in Sacramento that’s important to our members. Rite Aid

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Secretary-Treasurer’s Report

Secretary-Treasurer’s Report

RICHARD BARRERA Secretary-Treasurer UFCW Local 135 Organizes Our First Cannabis Facility Our 14,000 Local 135 members are proud to welcome workers at the Apothekare Cannabis Dispensary in Mission Valley to our Union family. Last month, Apothekare workers voted unanimously to join our Union, and we have now

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Secretary-Treasurer’s Report

Secretary-Treasurer’s Report

RICHARD BARRERA Secretary-Treasurer How did We get a Great New Contract for Viejas Workers? Members got Involved As President Kasparian wrote about in his article, we’re now celebrating a great new four-year contract at Viejas Casino. Six months ago as we started to pull Viejas members together

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Secretary-Treasurer’s Report

Secretary-Treasurer’s Report

RICHARD BARRERA Secretary-Treasurer Viejas Members Prepare for a New Contract Fight Three years ago nearly 500 workers at the Viejas Casino voted to join UFCW Local 135. As a result of that decision, Viejas members were able to bargain for and win a great contract in 2015.

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Secretary-Treasurer’s Report

RICHARD BARRERA Secretary-Treasurer UFCW Pharmacists Standing up for Patients, Making Change in California Our grocery store pharmacists have for years been dealing with dangerous levels of understaffing. This often leaves a pharmacist by themselves with no support even as they are required to provide increased services to

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Secretary-Treasurer’s Report

RICHARD BARRERA Secretary-Treasurer What is the Value of our Contracts? UFCW Local 135 members fight hard to secure good contracts with all of our union employers. In order to secure strong contracts, we know that we have to stand together. Sometimes standing together means being willing to

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Secretary-Treasurer’s Report

RICHARD BARRERA Secretary-Treasurer Food 4 Less should not mean Work 4 Less Our contract with Food 4 Less expired in early June, and we at Local 135 have been at the bargaining table for a couple of months with the Kroger Company negotiating a new contract. In

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Secretary-Treasurer’s Report

RICHARD BARRERA Secretary-Treasurer Preparing Ourselves for the Big Challenges Ahead On the national and local levels, our union is responding to several major challenges. Currently, in 28 states, members can have the benefits of a union without contributing to their union. Some politicians call this “Right to

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Executive Assistant’s Report

RICHARD BARRERA Executive Assistant Threats to Workers: Mass Deportations Since the Presidential Election, our Local and in fact, all of Labor, has been focusing on threats from the federal government to undermine workers’ rights, including National Right-to-Work legislation. But perhaps the most serious threat to workers in

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Executive Assistant’s Report

RICHARD BARRERA Executive Assistant Working Together to Stand in Solidarity Within UFCW Local 135, we have three major challenges for the 2017 year that will require all of us to work together in solidarity. The first involves our organizing campaign with ethnic markets that UFCW Local 135

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