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08/11/2017 – UFCW Free College Benefit

By | Breaking News

The UFCW Free College Benefit ensures that UFCW members and their families do not have to pay out of pocket for any tuition, fees or e-books at Eastern Gateway Community College—resulting in cost savings of thousands of dollars! The Free College Benefit covers any amount for tuition, fees or books that is not covered by federal or employer education grants. Children (or stepchildren), grandchildren (or step-grandchildren), spouses, domestic partners, and financial dependents of UFCW members are eligible for the UFCW Free…

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05/16/2017 – Ralphs Hiring Event

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Need a job? Ralphs Grocery Company is hiring 800 people to fill open positions in its Southern California supermarkets. All Ralphs supermarkets will be holding hiring events on Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “We have a wide variety of part-time positions that we need to fill in every Ralphs store in Southern California,” said Kendra Doyel, vice president of Corporate Affairs for Ralphs Grocery Company. “Positions are available to friendly and engaging people in most every…

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Executive Assistant's Report

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RICHARD BARRERA Executive Assistant UFCW Local 135: Training Members to Organize In June, we kicked off our Member Organizing program, launching with an initial focus on winning our current contract fight with Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons. The point of these training sessions is to develop a core of members to lead, recruit and develop more leaders at their work sites and to communicate with community groups and organizations, as well as the press. We are one of the strongest Unions…

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How to Handle Pay Discrepancies

By | Secretary-Treasurer's Report, Uncategorized

ROSALYN HACKWORTH Secretary-Treasurer At the beginning of every year, we get numerous calls from members asking for their W-2s. We also get a lot of calls asking for pay stubs. We don’t have them. Your employer has those items. They are the ones who pay you. We are not your employer. We are your union. It’s our responsibility to get the best contract we can for you and help you when your rights under that contract have been violated. It…

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A Union Contract Never Discriminates

By | Secretary-Treasurer's Report

ROSALYN HACKWORTH Secretary-Treasurer A union contract does not discriminate. A union contract does not take into consideration your skin color, religion or any other personal reasons. A union contract is a legal document containing provisions related to workers’ rights and benefits. Contracts are the result of bargaining between the union (on behalf of its members) and the employer. A union contract lays down the rules for both sides so that everyone is treated equally. Collective bargaining refers to negotiations between…

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Continuing Education for Lab Professionals

By | Breaking News, Uncategorized

Now in it’s 25th year of delivering drug updates and continuing education for health care professionals, The Rx Consultant is pleased to add a Lab Professionals edition to it’s portfolio. As a benfit of your UFCW membership, you will receive a subscription to the Rx Consultant Lab Professionals edition at no cost. UFCW subscribers will get two health care updates via email every month, as well as a quarterly written CE program, and a series of 1 hour videos that will be released starting on…

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For Ralphs Employees who did not receive W2s

By | Breaking News

02/11/2015 – Ralphs associates who have not received their W2 may inquire at their local post office or print a duplicate copy online at:  www.w2express.com Company Code is 10669 User ID: is the associate’s SSN PIN:  is last four digit of SSN and birth year (XXXXYYYY) (PIN may be different from above if previously changed by the associate.) For further assistance, associates may call Client Service Center at 1800-996-7566, #47 W2Express Screenshots

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President's Message

By | FOOD 4 LESS, President's Message

MICKEY KASPARIAN President This year we will be going into grocery contract negotiations which we expect to be more contentious than ever before. To get through this, we will not only need member solidarity and strength, but activism as well. What is “activism?” Activism is taking action to affect social change, and can occur in many ways and in many forms. Activism isn’t a maybe – it’s a must. We must all be involved. We must all physically come out…

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