Grievances & Contract Enforcement

This website is not intended as an official notice of local union affairs. It is intended for general information of the membership of UFCW Local 135.
Communication of an urgent and/or official nature, (i.e., filing of grievances, benefit claims, etc.) cannot be handled via email or this website.
Please phone our office and speak to your Union Representative regarding such matters, or you may visit the union office.

In the Weingarten case, the Supreme Court ruled that Union-represented workers have the right to Union representation during all meetings or discussions with supervisors or managers that the member reasonably believes might lead to discipline. These meetings or discussions include discussions on the work floor, in work areas, offices and even outside the facility.
Nine times out of ten, stewards are the representatives who attend these meetings with workers. At the beginning of the meeting, this law requires the supervisor or manager to disclose all meeting topics and to give the member a chance to ask for a representative. Members can demand the presence of any on-duty steward. If none is available, the supervisor or manager must postpone the meeting until a steward is available. Companies may not punish members for exercising their Weingarten rights.
Encourage all members to exercise their Weingarten rights. This is important because a member waives the right to a witness if the member does not speak up and expressly request a witness.

UFCW, Local 135

(619) 298-7772, ext. 9* or 1(800) 545-0135*
*You will hear a prompt, which will direct you to the correct department

(We are closed between noon & 1 p.m. and on holidays)

Mission Valley
2001 Camino Del Rio South

San Diego, CA 92108
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

North County
323A South Rancho Santa Fe Rd.
San Marcos, CA. 92078
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

What is the
Grievance
Procedure?

1

If a union member thinks his or her rights under the union contract have been violated, the first step is to discuss the matter with a union representative and file a grievance if necessary.
2

An investigation is done by your union representative by collecting information that is relevant to your grievance including videos and witness statements.
3

If a resolution is not reached with the employer after an investigation, a meeting and/or phone conference is held with the member, union rep and employer in a further attempt to resolve the issue. If there is no resolution after the grievance meeting the member can then put their grievance up for review.

Union Representatives

Call 619-298-7772 ext. 9 for assistance.

As a union, we work with members to solve problems and strengthen members’ voices. We support and represent each member of the union on common grievances like wages discrepancies and disciplinary actions. Your Union Representatives are here to help you in numerous ways.

Jon Taatjes

619-298-7772 Ext.157

Albertsons: 710, 725, 3179
CVS: 3068, 8833, 9102, 9111, 9131, 9169, 9175, 9177, 9194, 9197
Kaiser: 202, 206, 220, 2020,
Ralphs: 19, 105,
Rite Aid: 5638, 5653, 5654, 5658, 5660, 5661, 5662, 5665
Stater Bros.: 163, 167
Vons: 2012, 2079, 2081, 2093, 2107, 2118, 2120, 2134, 2136, 2370, 2323, 2327, 4018

Stacie Cordeiro

619-298-7772, Ext. 125

Albertsons: 708, 711, 750, 1705, 3201, 3797 4713, 4786
CVS: 3914, 6368, 8836, 8857, 9103, 9104, 9108, 9558, 9574, 9959
Family Dental of San Marcos
Food 4 Less: 300, 345
Kaiser: 208, 231, 239, 247, 249
Ralphs: 90, 683
Restaurant Depot San Marcos
Rite Aid: 5629, 5631, 5642
Stater Bros.: 140, 152, 156, 157
Vons: 2049, 2121, 2156, 2344, 2345, 3330

Joe Kabler

(619) 298-7772 Ext. 134

Albertsons: 733, 740, 2767
CVS: 8866, 9187, 9479, 9528, 9549, 9585
Gelsons: 26, 27
Kaiser: 209, 223, 237
Ralphs: 54, 167, 168, 175
Rancho Del Oro Dental
Rite Aid: 5621, 5622, 5627, 5634, 5635, 5666, 6465, 6711
Stater Brothers: 150, 151, 158, 186
Vons: 2065, 2142, 2144, 2327, 2343, 2360, 2724, 2859, 6770

Kelly Tanaka

619-298-7772, Ext. 136

CVS: 7962, 9105, 9165, 9922, 9963
Food4Less: 333, 647
Gelsons: 30
Hudson
Kaiser: 1, 214, 217, 230
Paradies
Ralphs: 51, 77, 123, 207, 220
Restaurant DepotMiramar
Rite Aid: 5647, 5649, 5657, 6795
Sorrento Valley Perfect Smile Dental
Stater Bros: 162
Vons: 1797, 2040, 2053, 2116, 2119, 2323, 2348, 2349, 2359, 2735

Andres Pinzon

(619) 298-7772, Ext. 146

Albertsons: 745
Apothekare
CVS: 1018, 4768, 9109, 9121, 9141, 9148
Food4Less: 374
Medmen
Ralphs: 51, 123, 220
Rite Aid: 5644, 5646, 5651, 5652, 6466
Vons: 2352, 2355, 2358, 2784

Chris Lopez

619-298-7772, Ext. 168

Albertsons: 704, 707, 723, 738, 758, 2783, 2785, 3202
CVS: 3025, 8842, 9112, 9137, 9145, 9162, 9167, 9173, 9818
Food4Less: 318, 349, 394, 774, 781
Kaiser: 225, 240, 751
Keils: 2
Ralphs: 57
Rite Aid: 5618, 5620, 5623, 5625, 5632, 5656, 6225
Spreckels Sugar Co.
Viejas Casino
Vons: 1767, 1897, 2406, 33044

Oscar Sumabat

619-298-7772, Ext. 147

Advantage Printing
Albertsons: 757
Bonita Dental
Central Meat
CVS: 8859, 9113, 9115, 9138, 9140, 9193, 9196, 9240, 9524, 9632, 9783
Food4Less 346, 763, 780
Kaiser: 201, 216, 245
Ralphs: 75, 159, 235
Restaurant Depot: San Diego
Rite Aid: 5613, 5614, 5615, 5617, 5655, 5668
San Diego Dental
Vons: 2071, 2115, 2130, 2338, 2364, 2826