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Rite Aid Archives - UFCW Local 135

Rite Aid Negotiation Update

By | Breaking News, Grievances & Contract Enforcement

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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Rite Aid News

By | Breaking News

Dear UFCW Local 135 Rite Aid Members, As you know, Walgreens agreed to buy Rite-Aid but still needs the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) approval to complete the deal. If the FTC approves, Walgreens will be required to sell stores to address the government’s antitrust issues. Walgreens has agreed to sell 865 Rite Aid stores to pharmacy-operator Fred’s Inc. This would occur only if the FTC approves the merger and if Walgreens and Rite Aid complete the merger. Fred’s Pharmacy has…

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Strength and Solidarity Pays

By | President's Message

MICKEY KASPARIAN President I am happy to report that we have ratified a new three-year deal with Rite Aid, and it’s a contract we can be proud of. We achieved this contract because of our members’ strength and solidarity. Our members made excellent gains. Here are some highlights for pharmacists and clerks: the pension plan has been protected; medical benefits are protected and there is no additional cost to our members. You will retain seniority for one year if laid…

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Walgreens To Buy Rite Aid for $9.4 Billion

By | Breaking News

10/28/2015 – Walgreens said on Tuesday that it will buy rival Rite Aid in a $9.4 billion deal that would whittle the nation’s one-time mom-and-pop drug-store industry into two massive chains. The deal would combine the second and third largest drug-store operators, and if it gets regulatory approval intensify the already fierce competition between Walgreens and CVS Health. Read more…  

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Rite Aid Members – Contract Ratification Vote

By | Breaking News

It is very important that you vote! For your convenience, we have scheduled all day walk-through voting. YOU MUST BRING YOUR VOTER I.D. CARD WITH YOU TO RECEIVE YOUR BALLOT. You should have received it in the mail. Only active Rite Aid members will be allowed to vote. Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you.  Date:         Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Time:        8 a.m. to 6 p.m. **ALL DAY, WALK-THROUGH VOTING**…

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Rite Aid Workers Need Your Support

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates

Rite Aid Workers Need Your Support Tell Rite Aid that you will not fill your prescriptions at their stores unless they respect their workers. Rite Aid Corporation is making record profits but refuses to share its success with its workers. Rite Aid is not only attacking the wages, hours an health care of its clerks and pharmacy technicians, but is also attacking its staff pharmacists. Staff pharmacists and other workers at Rite Aid work hard to take care of the…

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Mickey Kasperian

Rite Aid Workers Need Our Support

By | Grievances & Contract Enforcement, Negotiations Updates

President’s Message Rite Aid Workers Need Our Support By Mickey Kasparian President International Vice President In July, UFCW Rite Aid members all over Southern California, and at Local 135 voted overwhelmingly to strike, if necessary, against their employer. This doesn’t necessarily mean we will go on strike, but it lets Rite Aid know all of our members are on the same page – unified and determined to increase wages and maintain benefits they have fought for and earned over many…

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