Union News

New Issue of The Worker

By | Breaking News

The latest issue of The Worker is now available to read online. Click HERE. Articles and other content include: Essential Retail and Healthcare Workers Need the Public’s Help The Pandemic Hasn’t Gone Away – Neither Should Hazard Pay Surviving COVID-19 My COVID-19 Story Disappointed in Rite Aid My Story as a Frontline Worker at Kaiser Permanente Our Hardworking Members Make UFCW Local 135 Great! An Essential Grocery Worker Speaks from the Frontlines Local 135 Helps Distribute Food Meet Your UFCW LOCAL 135 Executive Board…

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Imperial Valley Food Distribution on October 7

By | Breaking News

UFCW Local 135 will be in El Centro on Wednesday, October 7 from 2-5pm distributing free food alongside the San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council, Teamsters Local 542, and San Diego Food Bank. Please share with families in the Imperial Valley that could use some free groceries. This drive thru food distribution will serve up to 500 families. No questions asked. Just show up in your car, no walk ups allowed. For more info check out the flier in Spanish and English…

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Local 135 Membership and By-Laws Meetings on Oct 21

By | Breaking News

  There will be two online union meetings taking place on Wednesday, October 21 on Zoom. The first is our quarterly Membership Meeting at 5pm. All active, LOA and retired members are welcome to join us. The second is an Updated By-Laws Meeting at 6pm that is for ACTIVE members only. If you are on LOA or retired you can not attend. Active members will be voting on required changes to our by-laws. Send us an email at info@ufcw135.com to…

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New “No Pharmacist Left Alone” Regulations

By | Breaking News, Pharmacists Professional Division

UFCW member pharmacists have won a victory in their campaign to protect patients and public health! After hearing from UFCW member pharmacists, the California Board of Pharmacy adopted regulations that reinforce standards set out by SB 1442, the No Pharmacist Left Alone Law, written by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco). The nation-leading, pro-patient regulation, drafted in response to a petition by UFCW, will help protect patients by requiring stores to make a designated, qualified staff member available to help pharmacists…

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HRA Deadline Extended

By | Breaking News

Attention Food Contract members: Your Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) deadline has been extended through September 30. If you have any questions please contact your Insurance Department at (619) 298-7772 Extension 8.

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Kids Halloween Coloring Contest

By | Breaking News

UFCW Local 135 is organizing a Kids Halloween Coloring Contest for the children and grandchildren of our members. We have 80 Halloween costumes in various sizes and varieties to give away. Halloween won’t be the same this year therefore we’re having this contest early so that the winners can have fun and wear their costume the entire month. To enter this first come, first serve giveaway download the entry form and one of the two uncolored pages. The forms and the…

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Ralphs Contracts Are Here

By | Breaking News

Ralphs members: Hard copies of your recent contract are now available. Local 135 Union Reps will be distributing them to your locations over the next few weeks. If you don’t want to wait you are welcome to come by both offices anytime during regular business hours. Contracts for the other companies have been ordered and are being printed. We will notify members when they have been delivered.

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HEROES Act Town Hall with Mike Levin

By | Breaking News, Politics

UFCW Local 135 and UFCW 324 are co-hosting a town hall webinar on the HEROES Act with 49th Congressional District Representative Mike Levin. The town hall will take place on Zoom on Tuesday, August 18 at 6pm. Access on Zoom and questions for the Congressman are exclusive to members of Locals 135 and 324. The town hall will also be streamed live on Facebook for all to view. Congressman Levin will have the floor to discuss the Health and Economic…

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Both UFCW Local 135 Offices are Open

By | Breaking News

Both UFCW Local 135 offices are, once again, open for union business. Though we are open, for the continued safety of our members and staff, we recommend that members call us to conduct business. The staff at Local 135 can handle most of your needs over the phone. Conducting business via phone call helps limit potential exposure as well as saves members a trip to Mission Valley or San Marcos. We also recommend that if your union business must be…

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Concerned About Coronavirus? Get Tested.

By | Breaking News

  With the County of San Diego loosening quarantine restrictions, protestors congregating in the streets, and segments of the public not wearing facial coverings or properly social distancing, the possibility of another wave of coronavirus infections increases. Your jobs as essential workers puts you, the members of UFCW Local 135, at higher risk. If you have concerns about having been exposed to the virus, please consider getting tested. Information on where to get tested can be found HERE. Stay safe,…

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