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Collective Bargaining Archives - UFCW Local 135

Supreme Court Deals Blow to Unions

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Today the Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME handed down a 5 to 4 decision against public sector unions. Fair share fees are no longer permitted although those who don’t join the union are covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements, making them Right to Work (for less) entities. Even though this currently only affects public sector unions, it is a blow to the entire labor movement. UFCW Local 135 stands in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the public sector.

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Secretary-Treasurer’s Report

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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 to talk about bargaining a new contract, we anticipated that we would have a major fight on our hands. We assumed we would have a difficult negotiation. At those first membership meetings, a…

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Secretary-Treasurer’s Report

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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. That contract included guaranteed raises, affordable health care and the dignity and respect that comes with being a UFCW member. The current Viejas contract expires in March of 2018, and our members have…

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President's Message

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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 time we were optimistic that we could achieve a new contract before the last agreement expired in early June – but that didn’t happen. We had a real fight on our hands. But…

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Secretary-Treasurer's Report

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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 take strike votes, to talk to our customers about workers needing to make ends meet, to table outside of our stores and even to prepare for strikes when necessary. When we’re willing to…

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President's Message

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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 over Southern California, the UFCW negotiating team reached a great agreement for our members. Contract talks are never easy, especially with the continuous changes that go on between us and the company. As…

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