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UFCW Local 135 Archives - UFCW Local 135

President's Message

By | KAISER PERMANENTE, President's Message

MICKEY KASPARIAN President Winning in an Anti-Union Climate We have four fights on our hands this year in contract negotiations with Viejas Casino, Rite Aid, Spreckels Sugar and Kaiser Permanente. With that, and all the negativity in politics these days, we enter the most difficult negotiations of all time. I know I say that every time we go into negotiations, but this time is different. The culture is becoming more and more anti-union all the time. Our employers are becoming…

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Secretary-Treasurer's Report

By | Secretary-Treasurer's Report

RICHARD BARRERA Secretary-Treasurer UFCW Pharmacists Standing up for Patients, Making Change in California Our grocery store pharmacists have for years been dealing with dangerous levels of understaffing. This often leaves a pharmacist by themselves with no support even as they are required to provide increased services to patients, including immunizations, in addition to their normal duties. Some of our courageous pharmacist leaders are now bringing this situation to the attention of elected officials in Sacramento. In response to pharmacists’ concerns,…

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Secretary-Treasurer's Report

By | Secretary-Treasurer's Report

RICHARD BARRERA Secretary-Treasurer What is the Value of our Contracts? UFCW Local 135 members fight hard to secure good contracts with all of our union employers. In order to secure strong contracts, we know that we have to stand together. Sometimes standing together means being willing to take strike votes, to talk to our customers about workers needing to make ends meet, to table outside of our stores and even to prepare for strikes when necessary. When we’re willing to…

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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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UFCW Local 135 Retiree Club trip to Viejas Casino

By | Breaking News

UFCW Local 135 retirees are taking a trip of to Viejas Casino (the only UFCW Local 135 casino in the county) at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 19. Meet at the valet parking area near the hotel and then again at the café at 12:20-12:30 pm for lunch. Wear your gold UFCW shirt. If you would like to join in on the gambling & fun, or for more information, call Retirees Club President Jack Miller at (619) 246-1040.

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Secretary-Treasurer's Report

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

RICHARD BARRERA Secretary-Treasurer Food 4 Less should not mean Work 4 Less Our contract with Food 4 Less expired in early June, and we at Local 135 have been at the bargaining table for a couple of months with the Kroger Company negotiating a new contract. In some ways, the issues facing our members at Food 4 Less are very similar to the issues facing all of our members. Food 4 Less members struggle to make ends meet because wages…

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