Union News

F4L Contract Extended

By | Breaking News, FOOD 4 LESS, Negotiations Updates

UFCW Local 135 is pleased to announce that, by an overwhelming majority vote, our contract with Food 4 Less has been extended for one year. The extension runs through March 7, 2021. Effective June 8, 2020 Meat Cutters & Clerks, APC Clerks, Grandfathered Warehouse Clerks, Service Clerks, and Fuels Clerks, who are at the Thereafter or Experienced rate and above, will receive a $0.55 wage increase. This is the same increase received by Ralphs members last year. If you have…

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Membership Meeting via Zoom

By | Breaking News, COVID-19

UFCW Local 135’s quarterly Membership Meeting takes place Wednesday, April 22 at 6pm. Due to the coronavirus pandemic we will be holding the meeting online via Zoom. If you’re a member of Local 135 and you would like to attend the online meeting, please email Communications Director Brent Beltran at bbeltran@ufcw135.com and a registration link will be sent to you. We hope to see as many members and retirees at the meeting as possible!

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Kaiser COVID Benefit Enhancements

By | Breaking News, COVID-19, KAISER PERMANENTE

Attention Kaiser Permanente members: Kaiser has added new benefit enhancements. Up to 80 hours of additional paid time off if you need to be away from work because you have tested positive for COVID-19. Grants of up to $300 per week to help pay for childcare for your school-age children or dependent disabled adult children while you are at work. Grant amounts are prorated if you work less than 32 hours; the minimum grant will be $210 per week. Eligible…

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Safe Jobs, Safe Stores

By | Breaking News, COVID-19

SAFE JOBS, SAFE STORES UFCW is calling on customers, on companies, and on our elected officials to do more to keep workers and shoppers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic: ✅ Strongly urge customers to wear masks ✅ Allow all clerks to wear homemade masks until employer-provided masks are available ✅ Provide masks to all employees ✅ Limit the number of customers allowed in stores at once ✅ Have security stationed at the entrance to assist with customer flow ✅ Provide…

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Use Caution and Follow All Public Health Orders

By | Breaking News, COVID-19

When on the job, we ask that you use caution and follow all Public Health Orders enacted by the County of SD. You can view them here. If you have concerns at your worksite location about overcrowding, social distancing, and practices you believe violate these orders please call our Covid-19 Compliance Hotline at (619) 298-7772 Extension 165. Thank you and be safe.

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Face Coverings Mandatory for Grocery, Retail and Pharmacy Workers

By | Breaking News, COVID-19

Effective midnight Saturday, April 4, all employees who may have contact with the public in any grocery store, pharmacy or drug store, convenience store or gas station shall wear a cloth face covering as described in the California Department of Public Health face covering guidance. It states: “A cloth face covering is a material that covers the nose and mouth. It can be secured to the head with ties or straps or simply wrapped around the lower face. It can…

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SD Mayor Calls on Shoppers to Take Steps to Avoid COVID-19

By | Breaking News, FOOD 4 LESS, KAISER PERMANENTE, Pharmacists Professional Division, RITE AID, Uncategorized

San Diego Mayor Calls on Grocery Shoppers and Workers to Take Easy Preventative Steps to Avoid COVID-19 SIMPLE MEASURES CAN PROTECT CUSTOMERS AND GROCERY EMPLOYEES ON THE FRONT LINES OF COVID-19 San Diego – As San Diego continues to put into place measures to limit the spread and reduce the effects of COVID-19, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was joined today by City Council President Georgette Gómez, United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 135, and Stay Home San Diego –…

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Local 135 in the News

By | Breaking News

UFCW Local 135 was recently featured in the following news stories: San Diego grocery workers ask for patience, understanding from customers amid ongoing coronavirus crisis – CBS 8 Some compared the experience to the aftermath of a natural disaster, but the pandemic has yet to come to an end and employees risk getting sick, infecting others. Escondido Albertsons employee tests positive for COVID-19 – ABC 10 News Escondido Albertsons Worker Among 12 in SoCal UFCW Unions with COVID-19 – Times of…

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