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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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June 16 Meeting Postponed

By | Breaking News

Dear UFCW Local 135 members: As you may have already heard, the President of UFCW Local 1167, Rick Bruer, has resigned due to health issues. Because of this circumstance, the merger agreement between UFCW Local 135 and Local 1167 is not valid at this time. Therefore, the meeting scheduled for July 16th has been postponed. I am currently in Rite Aid negotiations but I will make sure to keep you updated with any additional information. In Solidarity, UFCW Local 135…

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Supreme Court Deals Blow to Unions

By | Breaking News

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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06/18/2018 – New Food Trust Portal!

By | Benefits & Pension, Breaking News

The Food Trust new website portal went live today at 9am. Participants in the Food Trust are now able to create a portal account and to view profile information from any device: mobile phone, tablets, PC’S. Once logged on, you can: View personalized benefits dashboard Update email address, phone number and address Find eligibility status and history Track Medical Claims processed by the fund within the last 18 months Confirm that dependent information is current and accurate View benefit announcement, deadlines…

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06/07/2018 – 260,000 UPS Drivers Preparing to Strike

By | Breaking News

United Parcel Service (UPS) workers have given their union the go-ahead to call a strike in what would be their first walkout — and one of America’s most far-reaching picket lines — in decades. The vote gives union negotiators more sway in contract talks with the shipping giant. The tally released by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Tuesday night had 93 percent of UPS members endorsing the authorization and 91 percent of UPS freight employees backing the measure. A national…

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