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Kaiser National Negotiations Update

By | KAISER PERMANENTE, Negotiations Updates | No Comments

Los Angeles, September 19 – National negotiations continued from Monday morning until Wednesday evening, when the parties agreed to call for a break in ongoing talks. We addressed many issues including unresolved issues from local bargaining, pay raises, educational benefits, dental coverage improvements, retiree medical coverage, and a process to get the Partnership back on track. Bargaining will continue shortly as the parties work to reach a final settlement before the expiration of our National Agreement on September 30. We…

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RITE AID UPDATE: Response to Rite Aid’s Implementation Letter

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates, RITE AID

You probably saw the letter from Rite Aid HR threatening to “implement” their contract offer on their workers because “UFCW” won’t agree to their demands. A few things to keep in mind about this: UFCW = YOU. Everytime Rite Aid says “UFCW” they really mean “Rite Aid workers.” You are your union. They are doing this because they don’t want to bargain in good faith with you. This is the action of a disoriented and desperate company. After failing with the…

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Rite Aid Update: Negotiations and BOYCOTT Continue 9.10.18

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates, RITE AID

No new offers from Rite Aid, but the boycott and store actions by you are making a difference. Our boycott petition is nearing 2,000 signatures and our boycott lines at the store are tuning away hundreds of customers who choose to support Rite Aid workers like you by shopping elsewhere. The company is clearly feeling the pressure. If we keep this up, we are very optimistic about a fair deal – but we’ll only get it if we keep up…

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STEWARD OF THE QUARTER – Dee Rodgers

By | Breaking News, FOOD 4 LESS, Member Stories

Enthusiasm for her union and hard work define Deanna (Dee) Rodgers. This mother of two works hard and plays hard. She works in the bakery department as a warehouse clerk at Food 4 Less Euclid Ave. She currently works 30 hours a week. As a steward, she’s always enthusiastic about helping out with grievances. She answers questions from her co-workers regarding the contract. If her coworkers are concerned about their hours or if they want her to talk to the manager…

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Coordinated National Negotiations Break Off with Key Issues Unresolved

By | KAISER PERMANENTE, Negotiations Updates

Los Angeles, August 30 – After two more days of negotiating on August 28 and 29, the Alliance Unions and KP were not able to agree on a comprehensive economic settlement, sending the sides back to the table on September 17. We are united and ready to do what we have to do to get a wage increase for all our members, protect our benefits, and get our partnership back on track with a realistic and workable plan. “We are…

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RITE AID FAILS TO OFFER NEW PROPOSAL 8.29.18

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates, RITE AID

Your union representatives continue to try and reach a fair deal at the bargaining table. Unfortunately, the lawyers negotiating on behalf of Rite Aid failed to move the negotiations forward. Your union negotiators held fast to the following: No elimination of the jointly managed health care plan No elimination of health care for senior citizen retirees No elimination of full-time positions Your union negotiators stand ready to reach a fair deal with Rite Aid. Unfortunately, Rite Aid’s lawyers refuse to…

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