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F4L Contract Update Meetings 1/13/21

By | Breaking News, FOOD 4 LESS, Negotiations Updates

UFCW Local 135, alongside other Southern California UFCW’s, are currently negotiating with Kroger for a new contract at Food4Less. The first two negotiation meetings took place on January 6 and 8, and there will be another on January 21 with other dates soon to be scheduled. Kroger has been playing hardball in contract talks throughout the country. We expect them to do the same with us. Therefore, our members at Food4Less must become better engaged, more informed, and willing to…

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Offices Closed New Years Day

By | Breaking News

UFCW Local 135’s offices in Mission Valley and San Marcos will be closed on New Years Day. We say goodbye to the terrible year that was 2020 and welcome the hope and possibilities that 2021 brings. We wish all of our members and retirees a safe and peaceful holiday and new year.

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Workers at CVS in Spring Valley Vote to Join Local 135!

By | Breaking News, Organizing

UFCW to Collectively Bargain on Their Behalf In an online vote tallied earlier today by a representative of the National Labor Relations Board, workers at CVS Pharmacy 10919 in Spring Valley, California votedoverwhelmingly to allow United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135 to represent them in contract negotiations and assure job protections with the company. Todd Walters, President of UFCW Local 135, said about the election results, “In the midst of this pandemic, workers see the value in belonging to a Union. Today,…

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Local 135 in the News

By | Breaking News, COVID-19

  Grocery workers, teachers will be in next group to get coronavirus vaccine A CDC panel has recognized grocery store workers and teachers as essential frontline workers. For those 30 million Americans, the announcement brings much-needed relief. NBC Today – December 22, 2020 COVID-19 Cases Surge Among Grocery Store Employees Local food workers reported 24 cases in September. So far, there have been 246 cases in December NBC 7 San Diego – December 21, 2020 Casos de COVID-19 a la…

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Local 135 Closed on Thursday & Friday

By | Breaking News

UFCW Local 135’s offices will be closed this Thursday and Friday, December 24 and 25 to celebrate the holidays. We wish all of our members and retirees a wonderful Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Eid al-Fitr, Festivus, and any other holidays you may celebrate during this season. Our diversity as human beings and workers is a beautiful thing. Happy holidays to all!

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$1,000,000 Arbitration Victory Against CVS

By | Breaking News

Southern California UFCW members at CVS have won a $1,000,000 Arbitration Decision. Over 3,000 Southern California UFCW members, listed as Part-Time ON or BEFORE December 31, 2018, will be paid an equal share of the $1,000,000 Arbitration Decision. In addition, $35,000 will be contributed to the SoCal Drug Trust Fund. The Grievance, filed by UFCW Locals in Southern California, was regarding Non-Bargaining unit workers who were performing Bargaining unit work at unionized CVS stores. The arbitrator agreed with our Grievance…

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F4L Contract Negotiation Store Huddles

By | Breaking News, FOOD 4 LESS

Attention Food4Less members: Your Food4Less contract extension expires in June 2021. With that in mind, UFCW Local 135’s leadership team will be visiting each Food4Less location in San Diego County over the next two weeks to hold a series of Store Huddles to discuss upcoming contract negotiations. Parent company Kroger has been playing hardball with other UFCW Locals across the country. We expect the same kind of resistance here. Therefore, we must all come together to discuss your needs and…

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Introducing New E-Board VP Michael McGee

By | Breaking News

UFCW Local 135 is proud to announce the appointment of Michael McGee as a Vice President to the Executive Board of the union. Michael fills the position previously held by Theresa Jacques who retired after working for 29 years at Rite Aid. Michael is a Pharmacy Clerk at CVS 8842 in El Cajon with five years of UFCW Local 135 union service. He will be the first member from CVS to join the Executive Board. Michael is also a Union…

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