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In Memory of Michael Four

By | Breaking News

It is with great regret and sadness that we report the death of Michael Four, a close ally of our movement and a labor law attorney with the firm Schwartz Steinsapir. Michael spent 37 years fighting tirelessly for the rights of working people, collaborating with our union and others to advance and expand the interests of workers and employees across the country. He contributed to numerous victories throughout the years, helping hundreds of employees find justice in arbitrations, holding corporate…

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Happy Thanksgiving From UFCW Local 135!

By | Breaking News

We want to wish a very Happy Thanksgiving from our UFCW Local 135 family to yours! This holiday and every single day, we’re beyond thankful to our members, from grocery stores to pharmacies, who make the holidays happen for millions of people by working long hours, often times away from their own families. You’re beyond valued and appreciated. Thank you for everything you do! I also want to thank those on our staff who work tirelessly to give our members…

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BREAKING NEWS: Tentative Agreement Reached With Kaiser

By | Breaking News, KAISER PERMANENTE, Negotiations Updates

Hard Work and Determined Organizing Pay Off with Strong New National Tentative Agreement! Los Angeles, September 23 – After careful preparation, months of organizing in unprecedented numbers, and long days and nights in negotiating sessions stretching from May to September, we have finally secured a strong Tentative Agreement that met our key goals: a good wage increase, better benefits, new LMP and educational trust funds for our Alliance union members, and a plan to get our LMP back on track….

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Kaiser National Negotiations Update

By | KAISER PERMANENTE, Negotiations Updates | No Comments

Los Angeles, September 19 – National negotiations continued from Monday morning until Wednesday evening, when the parties agreed to call for a break in ongoing talks. We addressed many issues including unresolved issues from local bargaining, pay raises, educational benefits, dental coverage improvements, retiree medical coverage, and a process to get the Partnership back on track. Bargaining will continue shortly as the parties work to reach a final settlement before the expiration of our National Agreement on September 30. We…

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RITE AID UPDATE: Response to Rite Aid’s Implementation Letter

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates, RITE AID

You probably saw the letter from Rite Aid HR threatening to “implement” their contract offer on their workers because “UFCW” won’t agree to their demands. A few things to keep in mind about this: UFCW = YOU. Everytime Rite Aid says “UFCW” they really mean “Rite Aid workers.” You are your union. They are doing this because they don’t want to bargain in good faith with you. This is the action of a disoriented and desperate company. After failing with the…

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Rite Aid Update: Negotiations and BOYCOTT Continue 9.10.18

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates, RITE AID

No new offers from Rite Aid, but the boycott and store actions by you are making a difference. Our boycott petition is nearing 2,000 signatures and our boycott lines at the store are tuning away hundreds of customers who choose to support Rite Aid workers like you by shopping elsewhere. The company is clearly feeling the pressure. If we keep this up, we are very optimistic about a fair deal – but we’ll only get it if we keep up…

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