STEWARD OF THE QUARTER – Dee Rodgers

By | Breaking News, FOOD 4 LESS, Member Stories

Enthusiasm for her union and hard work define Deanna (Dee) Rodgers. This mother of two works hard and plays hard. She works in the bakery department as a warehouse clerk at Food 4 Less Euclid Ave. She currently works 30 hours a week. As a steward, she’s always enthusiastic about helping out with grievances. She answers questions from her co-workers regarding the contract. If her coworkers are concerned about their hours or if they want her to talk to the manager…

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STEWARD OF THE QUARTER – Bea Durruthy

By | FOOD 4 LESS, Member Stories

Beatriz (Bea) Durruthy loves to help her coworkers. Sometimes she sees them riding their bikes to work at night, so she stops and picks them up. She has an SUV and it’s easy to put the bike in the back. She makes enchiladas for their kids’ birthday parties. She’s constantly going out of her way to help others. Bea has worked for Food 4 Less since 1994 and has been at Store 374 on University Avenue in San Diego for…

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President's Message

By | FOOD 4 LESS, KAISER PERMANENTE, President's Message

MICKEY KASPARIAN President 2018 is off to a Great Start! 2018 will be one of the busiest years we’ve ever had. After finishing 2017 with a bang, negotiating successful CVS and Food 4 Less contracts. This year is off to a great start as well. Coming in 2018 we knew we had seven contracts that we would negotiate this year. In our first quarter, we finalized two contracts. The first one with Keil’s Food Store. Keil’s is a single-store operator…

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Secretary-Treasurer’s Report

By | FOOD 4 LESS, Secretary-Treasurer's Report

RICHARD BARRERA Secretary-Treasurer Viejas Members Prepare for a New Contract Fight Three years ago nearly 500 workers at the Viejas Casino voted to join UFCW Local 135. As a result of that decision, Viejas members were able to bargain for and win a great contract in 2015. That contract included guaranteed raises, affordable health care and the dignity and respect that comes with being a UFCW member. The current Viejas contract expires in March of 2018, and our members have…

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President's Message

By | FOOD 4 LESS, President's Message

MICKEY KASPARIAN President Congratulations on the New Food 4 Less Contract! It was a Team Effort! We began negotiations with the Kroger Corporation, on a new Food 4 Less contract in April of this year – six months ago. Although it was a long road, at that time we were optimistic that we could achieve a new contract before the last agreement expired in early June – but that didn’t happen. We had a real fight on our hands. But…

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President's Message

By | FOOD 4 LESS, President's Message

MICKEY KASPARIAN President CVS: Another Successful Contract Negotiation On August 15, UFCW Local 135 CVS Pharmacy members overwhelmingly ratified their new contract. I’m proud to say that our members lost nothing and gained a lot after nearly four months of extremely complex negotiations which included locals from all over Southern California, the UFCW negotiating team reached a great agreement for our members. Contract talks are never easy, especially with the continuous changes that go on between us and the company. As…

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09/28/2017 – Food 4 Less Update

By | Breaking News, FOOD 4 LESS, Grievances & Contract Enforcement, Negotiations Updates

The Food 4 Less Boycott is on! Bring friends and family! Our brothers & sisters really need our help now. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1 – 5pm 1320 E. 30th St, National City 7420 Broadway, Lemon Grove 312 Euclid Ave, San Diego SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 10am – 2pm 660 Palomar St, Chula Vista 444 Broadway, El Cajon 7730 Hazard Center Dr, San Diego

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