RITE AID UPDATE: Response to Rite Aid’s Implementation Letter

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates, RITE AID

You probably saw the letter from Rite Aid HR threatening to “implement” their contract offer on their workers because “UFCW” won’t agree to their demands. A few things to keep in mind about this: UFCW = YOU. Everytime Rite Aid says “UFCW” they really mean “Rite Aid workers.” You are your union. They are doing this because they don’t want to bargain in good faith with you. This is the action of a disoriented and desperate company. After failing with the…

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Rite Aid Update: Negotiations and BOYCOTT Continue 9.10.18

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates, RITE AID

No new offers from Rite Aid, but the boycott and store actions by you are making a difference. Our boycott petition is nearing 2,000 signatures and our boycott lines at the store are tuning away hundreds of customers who choose to support Rite Aid workers like you by shopping elsewhere. The company is clearly feeling the pressure. If we keep this up, we are very optimistic about a fair deal – but we’ll only get it if we keep up…

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RITE AID FAILS TO OFFER NEW PROPOSAL 8.29.18

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates, RITE AID

Your union representatives continue to try and reach a fair deal at the bargaining table. Unfortunately, the lawyers negotiating on behalf of Rite Aid failed to move the negotiations forward. Your union negotiators held fast to the following: No elimination of the jointly managed health care plan No elimination of health care for senior citizen retirees No elimination of full-time positions Your union negotiators stand ready to reach a fair deal with Rite Aid. Unfortunately, Rite Aid’s lawyers refuse to…

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Rite Aid and Albertsons Terminate Merger Agreement

By | Breaking News, RITE AID

Rite Aid and Albertsons agree to terminate their merger agreement | CNBC Rite Aid Corporation and Albertsons Companies announced on Wednesday they are terminating their merger agreement, the evening ahead of a shareholder vote over the deal. The deal, announced in February, has faced push-back from a number of retail investors as well as top ten shareholder Highfields Capital Management. Rite Aid Corporation and Albertsons Companies announced on Wednesday they are terminating their merger agreement, the evening ahead of a shareholder…

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RITE AID UPDATE – New consumer polling results

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates, RITE AID

Last week your Union conducted public opinion polling around some of the busiest stores in Southern California. The results are overwhelmingly in our favor, and show that consumers support us in our efforts to get a fair contract. In fact, the results are decisive in showing consumers support us not only in spirit, but will honor our strike in large numbers if necessary. When asked who consumers trust more for information about our contract, 88% of consumers with an opinion…

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RITE AID UPDATE 08/04/2018 – Who do you trust?

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates, RITE AID

Rite Aid’s tricky lawyers? Or your fellow members and elected union negotiators? Rite Aid management wants to fool you. That’s why they sent a private anti-union lawyer to negotiations instead of their management. So don’t believe the misleading lawyer lies they keep handing out. Here are the facts: Their proposed plan would: Cut full time employees by 25% Make it harder to get health care benefits Exclude most employees from wage increases (notice their use of the word “eligible” every time…

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Rite Aid Workers Overwhelmingly Vote to Authorize Strike

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates, RITE AID

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Members Overwhelmingly Vote “No” to a Draconian Rite Aid Proposal that Imposes Unattainable Wage Increases and Eliminates Health Care Benefits for Retirees SAN DIEGO, CA – July 31, 2018 – In a decisive display of union power and unity, an overwhelming majority of Southern California Rite Aid employees who are members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union voted today to reject management’s contract offer. The corporate proposal makes it almost…

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