Union News

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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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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