Union News

New Contract Ratified Overwhelmingly

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates

Mighty Members of UFCW Local 135 – This past Monday through Wednesday you, and other Locals throughout Southern California, voted overwhelmingly in favor of ratifying the contract proposal offered by Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons. The contract you approved included wage increases, continued access to affordable and quality healthcare while keeping healthy reserve funds, a fully funded and maintained pension, and other much needed additions. We want to thank all of the members that came out to vote in San Diego…

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Grocery Worker Contract Update – 9/8/19

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates

September 8, 2019 Members of UFCW Local 135: We are proud to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with both companies. We know the road to get here has been a long one for you and your co-workers. Your dedication to standing up for good jobs – engaging tens of thousands of customers with over 200 community rallies and store actions – has been the driving force behind getting a deal that you can be proud to have stood…

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Local 135 Labor Day Message

By | Breaking News, President's Message

    Mighty Members of UFCW Local 135 – Today marks Labor Day, a national holiday dedicated to the working women and men of the United States of America. As your President I am honored to serve you, the members of UFCW Local 135. It has been an interesting journey to say the least. But it is a journey that I am excited to be a part of. It was a dark time prior to the election of our amazing…

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Negotiation Update 8/25

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates

UFCW Local 135 Members: Today was the last day at the table for this week, and after 4 days of negotiations, Kroger and Albertsons continue to only offer nickels in wage increases while violating labor laws and your rights during negotiations. We believe that one good job should be enough to provide for you and your families, your employers think that one more nickel should be enough. All Southern California Locals will be holding meetings starting September 9th to vote to accept or reject the…

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Customer Mobilization Update

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates

UFCW Local 135 Members, We’ve been at the negotiation table for the past 2 days and will continue through Sunday. In the meantime, we want to give you an update on your customer mobilization effort: You and your coworkers have reached customers from San Luis Obispo to San Diego and Imperial counties You’ve hit 136 out of 196 Ralphs stores… and counting! You’ve handed out over 130,000 flyers, engaging hundreds of thousands of customers in only 2 days    …

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Customer Mobilizations Begin 8/21/19

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates

Beginning this Wednesday, August 21, and going on for ten days straight, our members and community allies will be conducting Customer Mobilizations at two different Ralph’s locations each day. We will be passing out leaflets asking customers to support the just demands of our grocery workers. Below is the Customer Mobilization schedule. Please come out and support our hardworking members at UFCW Local 135. –Wednesday, August 21 – 1-5pm Ralphs 123 – 101 G St. – San Diego Ralphs 683…

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Update: ALERT: Customer Mobilization Begins Next Week!

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates

ALERT: Customer Mobilization Begins Next Week We just left the negotiation table today. After we gave several comprehensive proposals on healthcare and wages, management’s response was to only offer another nickel a year. Right now, management can’t make it any clearer – they think they can offer pennies and jeopardize our health care and pensions because we won’t stand up. It’s time to remind them of the relationships we have with our customers and the impact we can have in…

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Contract Negotiations Update 8/1/19

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates

August 1, 2019 Negotiations wrapped up this week with management giving proposals on wages, pension, and health care, but the truth is, their proposals are unreasonable and insulting. We know that you are increasingly feeling the pressure of understaffing, unpredictable schedules, and low wages, but your employers’ proposals are significantly less than what you deserve. That’s why we must continue to engage our co-workers, stores, communities, and customers and increase the pressure on your companies. Please stay tuned for an…

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Contract Negotiation Update 7/19/19

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates

July 19, 2019   Members: Negotiations this week centered around wages and scheduling. While we made proposals to increase minimum hour guarantees, protect your schedules, and plan for the future of work, the companies at the table are continuing to put your livelihoods at risk. The hard work and dedication that you bring to your customers and stores every day deserves to be recognized with a contract that protects your healthcare, wages, and your ability to provide the very best…

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