F4L Contract Extended

By | Breaking News, FOOD 4 LESS, Negotiations Updates

UFCW Local 135 is pleased to announce that, by an overwhelming majority vote, our contract with Food 4 Less has been extended for one year. The extension runs through March 7, 2021. Effective June 8, 2020 Meat Cutters & Clerks, APC Clerks, Grandfathered Warehouse Clerks, Service Clerks, and Fuels Clerks, who are at the Thereafter or Experienced rate and above, will receive a $0.55 wage increase. This is the same increase received by Ralphs members last year. If you have…

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SD Mayor Calls on Shoppers to Take Steps to Avoid COVID-19

By | Breaking News, FOOD 4 LESS, KAISER PERMANENTE, Pharmacists Professional Division, RITE AID, Uncategorized

San Diego Mayor Calls on Grocery Shoppers and Workers to Take Easy Preventative Steps to Avoid COVID-19 SIMPLE MEASURES CAN PROTECT CUSTOMERS AND GROCERY EMPLOYEES ON THE FRONT LINES OF COVID-19 San Diego – As San Diego continues to put into place measures to limit the spread and reduce the effects of COVID-19, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was joined today by City Council President Georgette Gómez, United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 135, and Stay Home San Diego –…

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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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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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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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Food 4 Less Contract Survey

By | Breaking News, FOOD 4 LESS, Negotiations Updates

To All UFCW Members Employed by Food 4 Less: Our union contract expires on June 7, 2020. The contract expiration gives us the opportunity to make changes to our working conditions and improve our wages and benefits.   Last year, we successfully negotiated wage increases and benefit improvements for the workers at Ralphs/Vons/Albertsons. The medical improvements, including dental and vision roll-over and the availability of Kaiser to those hired after 2004 with more than 6.5 continuous years in the industry,…

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