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Local 135 in the News

By | Breaking News

UFCW Local 135 was recently featured in the following news stories: San Diego grocery workers ask for patience, understanding from customers amid ongoing coronavirus crisis – CBS 8 Some compared the experience to the aftermath of a natural disaster, but the pandemic has yet to come to an end and employees risk getting sick, infecting others. Escondido Albertsons employee tests positive for COVID-19 – ABC 10 News Escondido Albertsons Worker Among 12 in SoCal UFCW Unions with COVID-19 – Times of…

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San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund

By | Breaking News

San Diego Worker Assistance Initiative During United Way’s 100-year history, they have always been here for those who need additional support, and the current health crisis of COVID-19 is no different. They are hosting the San Diego Worker Assistance Initiative as part of the greater San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund, to provide flexible resources to individuals impacted by layoffs and reduced working hours implemented by employers. They plan to support the community in response to crisis situations and emergencies…

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Update for Ralphs & Food 4 Less Members

By | Breaking News, FOOD 4 LESS

Attention Ralphs and Food 4 Less Members: Today, UFCW and the Kroger Co. announced a new increase to the pay and benefits for the company’s more than 460,000 workers across the country. Kroger and UFCW have been working closely to ensure that our members are able to continue to provide the necessary food and supplies to their communities during the coronavirus pandemic. Kroger and UFCW announced the following increases to pay, benefits, and protections for frontline associates across the country:…

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For UFCW Pharmacy Members

By | Breaking News, KAISER PERMANENTE, Pharmacists Professional Division, Uncategorized

UFCW has been listening to your health and safety concerns as pharmacy members who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic at your worksites. We’ve heard you loudly and clearly and we are fighting to ensure you, your families, and your patients are protected. We have taken action to demand employers and the state take immediate steps to keep you safe. Please click HERE to see these steps.

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SD City Council President’s Letter to Governor Newsom

By | Breaking News, FOOD 4 LESS, KAISER PERMANENTE, RITE AID

CITY OF SAN DIEGO COUNCIL PRESIDENT GEORGETTE GÓMEZ March 31, 2020 Dear Governor Newsom, I am writing to you to urge you to classify grocery, pharmacy, and other categories of essential retail workers as emergency frontline personnel. The workers in grocery stores, retail establishments, and food processing plants are on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak working around the clock to keep these businesses open and ensure that families in our communities have the essential food and supplies they…

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SD County Needs Medical Professional Volunteers

By | Breaking News

Do you know any health care professionals? If so, their help is needed.   The County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency requests medical volunteers.   They would like to request volunteers for the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) from our Healthy San Diego community, which has been serving the underserved in San Diego for more than 22 years.   They have the need for nurses, especially, to work remotely answering the Nurse Telephonic Triage line, which is accessed…

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A Message to the Members of UFCW Local 135

By | Benefits & Pension, Breaking News, Cannabis Workers, FOOD 4 LESS, Grievances & Contract Enforcement, KAISER PERMANENTE, Membership, Negotiations Updates, Organizing, Pharmacists Professional Division, RITE AID

We are in unprecedented times with the COVID-19 outbreak and the leadership and staff at your union are dedicated to continuing to serve you. You are doing hard work under stressful conditions and you deserve to have your union working just as hard on your behalf. Your Union is still working and all departments are performing their vital functions. Due to Governor Newsom ordering Californians to “stay at home” UFCW Local 135’s offices in Mission Valley and San Marcos will…

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Vons, Albertsons, Stater Bros, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Gelson’s & Rite Aid Agree to Bonus Pay

By | Breaking News, FOOD 4 LESS, RITE AID

VONS and ALBERTSONS have agreed to raise wages temporarily for its Southern California employees by $2 an hour. This temporary increase will be effective immediately, starting with the March 15 pay period and will go through March 28. And perhaps further if this crisis continues. STATER BROS. has agreed to a $2 an hour wage increase starting Monday, March 23 and will go for four weeks. RALPHS and FOOD 4 LESS members will receive Associate Appreciation Pay. All Associates employed…

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Grocery Workers Secure Pay Boost from Albertsons and Vons

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San Diego Workers Secure Pay Boost from Albertsons and Vons Grocery workers, through their Southern California UFCW Local Unions, have been calling for pay increases for those on the frontlines As measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 intensify, with Governor Gavin Newsom issuing an order for all Californians to stay at home, grocery store workers remain the lifeline to the public, going to work every day. Without special training in public health or disease prevention, stockers, checkers, and others…

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Local 135 Offices Closed to Foot Traffic, Work Continues Inside

By | Breaking News

Attention Members of UFCW Local 135: The leadership and staff at your union are dedicated to continuing to serve you during these trying times. You are doing hard work under stressful conditions and we thank you for the service you are providing to the public. All of us recognize that our insurance & pension, membership, and grievance & contract departments provide valuable resources and services to you. And we will continue to provide them. Due to Governor Newsom ordering Californians…

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