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Negotiation Archives - UFCW Local 135

Rite Aid Negotiation Update

By | Breaking News, Grievances & Contract Enforcement, RITE AID

The Rite Aid corporation’s contract offer did not substantially change. It is still bad for members: Insulting wage proposal Eliminates full-time positions Eliminates health care for up to 70% of employees The company management refuses to be fair with you and your contract. Despite pursuing a hugely profitable $24 billion merger with mega-grocery giant Albertson’s, Rite Aid is still trying to take away fair pay, health care benefits, and hours. Further negotiations are scheduled for later next week. Your union…

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President's Message

By | FOOD 4 LESS, President's Message

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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09/28/2017 – Food 4 Less Update

By | Breaking News, FOOD 4 LESS, Grievances & Contract Enforcement, Negotiations Updates

The Food 4 Less Boycott is on! Bring friends and family! Our brothers & sisters really need our help now. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1 – 5pm 1320 E. 30th St, National City 7420 Broadway, Lemon Grove 312 Euclid Ave, San Diego SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 10am – 2pm 660 Palomar St, Chula Vista 444 Broadway, El Cajon 7730 Hazard Center Dr, San Diego

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

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates

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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President's Message

By | FOOD 4 LESS, KAISER PERMANENTE, President's Message

MICKEY KASPARIAN President We Negotiate Contracts for a wide-range of Workers Did you know that UFCW Local 135 represents more than Grocery workers? Within the grocery stores we represent everyone from meat cutters to pharmacists and in some stores, fuel station attendants. Outside of the grocery industry, we represent workers in print shops, shops inside the airport, dental offices, Kaiser pharmacists and pharmacy techs. We are diversified in our representation and negotiate different contracts for a wide-range of workers. Of…

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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

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates

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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06/05/2017 – Food 4 Less Negotiations Update

By | Breaking News, FOOD 4 LESS, Negotiations Updates

After three bargaining sessions with Food 4 Less, we have made no progress on the big issues in these negotiations: fair wages, higher minimum hourly guarantees, protection of your medical benefits, and improved scheduling language. Although your contract has expired, Food 4 Less is required to continue all provisions as we continue negotiations. Food 4 Less is a profitable company because of your hard work. You deserve a fair contract that allows your family to afford to live in Southern California….

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05/10/2017 – CVS Negotiations Update

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates

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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