Grievances & Contract Enforcement

This website is not intended as an official notice of local union affairs. It is intended for general information of the membership of UFCW Local 135.
Communication of an urgent and/or official nature, (i.e., filing of grievances, benefit claims, etc.) cannot be handled via email or this website.
Please phone our office and speak to your Union Representative regarding such matters, or you may visit the union office.

In the Weingarten case, the Supreme Court ruled that Union-represented workers have the right to Union representation during all meetings or discussions with supervisors or managers that the member reasonably believes might lead to discipline. These meetings or discussions include discussions on the work floor, in work areas, offices and even outside the facility.
Nine times out of ten, stewards are the representatives who attend these meetings with workers. At the beginning of the meeting, this law requires the supervisor or manager to disclose all meeting topics and to give the member a chance to ask for a representative. Members can demand the presence of any on-duty steward. If none is available, the supervisor or manager must postpone the meeting until a steward is available. Companies may not punish members for exercising their Weingarten rights.
Encourage all members to exercise their Weingarten rights. This is important because a member waives the right to a witness if the member does not speak up and expressly request a witness.

UFCW, Local 135

(619) 298-7772, ext. 9* or 1(800) 545-0135*
*You will hear a prompt, which will direct you to the correct department

(We are closed between noon & 1 p.m. and on holidays)

Mission Valley
2001 Camino Del Rio South

San Diego, CA 92108
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

North County
323A South Rancho Santa Fe Rd.
San Marcos, CA. 92078
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

73,373.50
Back Pay Awarded to Members, YTD 2018
20,159.71
July 2018 Back Pay Awarded to Members
46
Members Put Back To Work, YTD 2018

What is the
Grievance
Procedure?

1

If a union member thinks his or her rights under the union contract have been violated, the first step is to discuss the matter with a union representative and file a grievance if necessary.
2

An investigation is done by your union representative by collecting information that is relevant to your grievance including videos and witness statements.
3

If a resolution is not reached with the employer after an investigation, a meeting and/or phone conference is held with the member, union rep and employer in a further attempt to resolve the issue. If there is no resolution after the grievance meeting the member can then put their grievance up for review.

Representatives

As a union, we work with members to solve problems and strengthen members’ voices. We support and represent each member of the union on common grievances like wages discrepancies and disciplinary actions. Your Union Representatives are here to help you in numerous ways.

TOM ELBERT, JR.Vice President

TOM ELBERT, JR.

619-298-7772, Ext. 150

Albertsons: 745
Central Meat Company
CVS: 3068, 9165
Food 4 Less: 333, 347
Hudson Group
Paradies
Ralphs: 19, 105, 201, 212
Restaurant Depot
Rite Aid: 5655
Stater Bros.: 167
Vons: 1797, 2107, 2119, 3323, 2364, 2735

RICK LLOYD

619-298-7772, Ext. 139

Albertsons: 708, 711, 725, 750, 1705, 4713, 4786
CVS: 9103, 9104, 9108, 9693, 9959
Family Dental of San Marcos
Food 4 Less: 345
Ralphs: 90, 683
Rite Aid: 5628, 5629, 5631
Stater Bros.: 140, 163
Vons: 2049, 2156, 2344, 2345

Sharyn Baldwin, Vice President

SHARYN BALDWIN

(619) 298-7772 Ext. 168

Kaiser: 206, 214, 217, 217h, 220, 231a, 237, 0202, 0202c, 2020, 751, 751m, 751c
Kaiser: 1, 201, 216, 216c, 225, 230, 230c, 240, 245
Kaiser: 208, 209, 223, 239, 247, 247c, 2749

MIKE BRACAMONTES

MIKE BRACAMONTES

619-298-7772, Ext. 147

CVS: 4768, 9121, 9138, 9141, 9148, 9177, 9193, 9903, 9922, 9963
Ralphs: 51, 77, 123, 207, 220
Rite Aid: 5643, 5644, 5646, 5651, 5652, 5657, 5661, 6466
Stater Bros: 162
Vons: 2040, 2053, 2116, 2136, 2349, 2352, 2355, 2359, 2784, 3327, 4018

DARRYL FOUNTAIN

DARRYL FOUNTAIN

619-298-7772, Ext. 145

Albertsons: 707, 710, 2785
CVS: 7962, 8833, 9137, 9175, 9187
Food 4 Less: 318
Gelson's: 27, 30
Keil’s: 2
Ralphs: 108, 167
Rite Aid: 5618, 5647, 5649, 5653, 5654, 5656, 5658, 5660, 5666, 6711, 6795
San Diego Dental Center
Sorrento Valley Perfect Smile
Vons: 2012, 2093, 2118, 2120, 2134, 2323, 2327, 2348, 2358, 2370

JOE KABLER

JOE KABLER

(619) 298-7772, Ext. 134

Albertsons: 740, 2767, 3179
CVS: 3914, 6368, 8836, 8857, 9102, 9105, 9111, 9131, 9194, 9197, 9549, 9558, 9585, 9574
Food4Less: 300
Rancho Del Oro Dental
Restaurant Depot - Miramar
Restaurant Depot - San Marcos
Ralphs: 298
Rite Aid: 5634, 5635, 5638, 5642, 5662, 5665
Stater Bros.: 150, 152, 156, 157
Vons: 2079, 2081, 2121

BEATRIZ NUÑEZ

BEATRIZ NUÑEZ

619-298-7772, Ext. 125

Advantage Printing Inc.
Albertsons: 757
CVS:
8859, 9113, 9115, 9140, 9196, 9240, 9524, 9632
Food4Less:
774, 780, 781
Lucky: 6227
Ralphs: 75, 235
Rite Aid: 5614, 5615, 5617,
5668
Spreckels Sugar Co.
Viejas Casino
Vons: 1767, 2071, 2115, 2338, 2406, 2826

SARAH SAEZ

SARAH SAEZ

(619) 298-7772, Ext. 127

Albertsons: 704, 723
738, 758, 2783, 3202
Bonita Dental Center
CVS: 3025, 8842, 9109, 9112, 9145, 9162, 9167, 9169, 9173, 9783, 9818
Food4Less: 346, 349, 374, 394, 763
Ralphs: 57, 159
Rite Aid: 5613, 5620, 5623,
5625, 5632, 6225
Vons: 1897, 2130, 2367, 3044

GRANT TOM

619-298-7772, Ext. 137

Albertsons: 733, 3201, 3797
CVS: 8866, 9528
Gelson's: 26
Ralphs: 54, 168, 175
Rite Aid: 5621, 5622, 5627, 6465
Stater Bros.: 151, 158, 186
Vons: 2065, 2142, 2144, 2343, 2360, 2724, 2859, 3330

COMMON QUESTIONS ASKED ABOUT A CONTRACT

WHAT IS A CONTRACT?
A Contract is a negotiated Agreement. It establishes rules at the worksite. It spells out what is required of your Employer, and what your Employer can require of you. Union members vote on their contract.

WHAT DOES THE CONTRACT COVER?
Wages, working conditions, health and welfare and pension benefits when available, seniority and grievance procedure, just to name a few. For a complete list, please refer to the INDEX in the front of your contract.

WHY SHOULD I READ THE CONTRACT?
The better you know and understand your Contract, the more prepared and able you will be to make it work for you. If you don’t know your rights, you cannot know if and when they are being violated. Also, if you don’t exercise your rights, you will lose them over time. The Contract requires that you must protest/grieve a violation of your rights (including wages) within certain time limits. Knowing your rights under the Contract will help make sure you are never taken advantage of on the job. It will also contribute significantly to making your Union stronger.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM ACCUSED OF A VIOLATION OF COMPANY POLICY?
If your Employer believes you violated a Company Policy, you could receive some form of discipline. If you receive a written warning, a suspension or are terminated, call the Union office as soon as possible and speak with your Union Representative or the “Rep of the Day”. Remember, you must sign all warning notices, but signing them IS NOT an admission of guilt. It only means that you have received a copy.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY EMPLOYER VIOLATES THE CONTRACT?
If your Employer violates the Contract, such as, asking or requiring you to work “off-the-clock” or does not pay you correctly, you don’t have to go it alone. Remember, your Employer has agreed to follow the Contract, so do not hesitate to exercise your contractual rights. Call the Union office as soon as possible and speak with your Union Representative or the “Rep of the Day”. WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

Contracts

Retail Food & Meat

March 7, 2016 to March 3, 2019

Retail Pharmacy

March 7, 2016 to March 3, 2019

Gelson’s

2016 to 2019

Food4Less Contract

2018

F4L Wages

2018

Stater Bros

March 3, 2014 to March 3, 2019

Kaiser Clinical Lab Scientists Wages

September 28, 2015 to October 1, 2017

Kaiser National Agreement

October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2018

Kaiser Pharmacy Clerks Agreement

October 1, 2015 to February 1, 2020

CVS CBA

2017-2021

Rite Aid Drug Agreement

July 12, 2015 to July 14, 2018

Rite Aid Pharmacist Agreement

July 12, 2015 to July 14, 2018

Viejas Casino (English)

March 11, 2018 to March 10, 2022

Spreckels Sugar Co.

January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2018

Central Meat

January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019

Hudson Group

May 21, 2018 to May 20, 2023

Keil’s Food Stores

January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020

Paradies

June 17, 2018 to June 16, 2023

Family Dental of San Marcos

October 7, 2016 to October 7, 2019

San Diego Dental Group

March 1, 2017 to February 28, 2021