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President's Message

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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 2018 we knew we had seven contracts that we would negotiate this year. In our first quarter, we finalized two contracts. The first one with Keil’s Food Store. Keil’s is a single-store operator…

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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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08/16/2017 – Breaking News! CVS Ratifies Contract

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Congratulations to our CVS Members, who ratified a new four-year contract. This contract is loaded with improvements, including solid wage increases in each year of the contract. We would like to thank all of our community partners and friends in the labor movement for your support. Mainly, we want to thank all of our CVS Members for your courage and strength throughout the process. Solidarity works!!!

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07/28/2017 – Tentative Agreement with CVS Reached

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates

We at the UFCW have reached a Tentative Agreement with CVS Drug Stores on a new contract. Dates for ratification meetings are being finalized. We are extremely proud of this agreement which affects thousands of workers across the State of California. Thank you to all of our community partners for your support. Most importantly, we thank our amazing CVS Members for their strength and solidarity!

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07/15/2017 – CVS Negotiations Update

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CVS negotiations continued on 7/13 and 7/14 with no real progress to report.  Another bargaining session is scheduled for 7/18. CVS members are proudly wearing their union buttons and will continue to stand together until CVS gets serious and demonstrates that they value their employees with a fair contract offer.  Other actions at the stores may be necessary following the 7/18 bargaining session, if there is not significant progress. Your union is fighting for living wages, affordable and accessible benefits…

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05/10/2017 – CVS Negotiations Update

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After several bargaining sessions with CVS we can report some progress. However the most critical issue of guaranteed hours and health care access and affordability have yet to be resolved. Your Union is standing firm against these changes and maintaining our position that medical benefits for many of you are inadequate and that everyone deserves a living wage. We have several additional bargaining sessions scheduled during May and June. We have made it clear that you will not accept take…

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President's Message

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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 tried to make Food4Less employees agree to an inferior contract to what was negotiated for Ralphs employees. Last year we all stood together with our brothers and sisters at Albertsons, Ralphs, and Vons…

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President's Message

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MICKEY KASPARIAN President What a Year it’s Been! We had some critical victories this year with the CVS campaign and the new food contract. Starting last February, our organizers Anabel Arauz and Jerry Singh worked around the clock for eight months to unionize CVS stores. CVS workers needed a fair across the board standard. Workers in the south were making much less than in more affluent areas. They were at the company’s mercy. There was one worker who worked for…

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UFCW Local 135 has unionized 44 CVS Stores!

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In the last few months, UFCW Local 135 has unionized 44 CVS Stores throughout San Diego County. We welcome almost 900 new members to our Union Family. Our team has done an amazing job. Great work by Anabel Arauz and Jerry Singh. Here is a list of the Union Stores. Please Patronize. #9820 444 E. San Ysidro Blvd., San Ysidro 92173 #9115 645 Saturn Blvd., San Diego 92154 #9524 3350 Palm Ave., San Diego 92154 #9196 1376 3rd Ave., Chula…

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