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Secretary-Treasurer’s Report

Secretary-Treasurer’s Report

RICHARD BARRERA Secretary-Treasurer   2018 will be a big year, let’s become more engaged in our union than ever before! 2018 will be a big year for UFCW Local 135. We have four major contract negotiations coming up, as well as several important political races. We have

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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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Executive Assistant’s Report

RICHARD BARRERA Executive Assistant UFCW Local 135 is Proud of its Minimum Wage Leadership UFCW Local 135 is one of the most powerful advocacy organizations for working families in the region. Over the past few years, we’ve been fighting for workers all over the county – union

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Executive Assistant’s Report

RICHARD BARRERA Executive Assistant When American Workers are Under Attack, What do we Do? Stand Up! Fight Back! The UFCW Local 135 2016 Steward Conference: Activism, Our Life’s Blood was held earlier this month. And, we’re excited because we gave our stewards a taste of why we’re

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