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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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Rite Aid and Albertsons Terminate Merger Agreement

By | Breaking News, RITE AID

Rite Aid and Albertsons agree to terminate their merger agreement | CNBC Rite Aid Corporation and Albertsons Companies announced on Wednesday they are terminating their merger agreement, the evening ahead of a shareholder vote over the deal. The deal, announced in February, has faced push-back from a number of retail investors as well as top ten shareholder Highfields Capital Management. Rite Aid Corporation and Albertsons Companies announced on Wednesday they are terminating their merger agreement, the evening ahead of a shareholder…

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Welcome Sharyn Baldwin, UFCW Local 135 New Kaiser Union Rep!

By | KAISER PERMANENTE

Sharyn may look familiar to you. She may particularly look familiar to pharmacy techs, assistants, pharmacist interns and clinical lab scientists at Kaiser Permanente. In total, Sharyn worked for Kaiser for 28 years and spent the last six years on special assignment as a labor liaison for the local where she has been seen rounding and working to insure staff are safe and have a voice in their work place. Although she has now retired from Kaiser, her retirement is…

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RITE AID UPDATE – New consumer polling results

By | Breaking News, Negotiations Updates, RITE AID

Last week your Union conducted public opinion polling around some of the busiest stores in Southern California. The results are overwhelmingly in our favor, and show that consumers support us in our efforts to get a fair contract. In fact, the results are decisive in showing consumers support us not only in spirit, but will honor our strike in large numbers if necessary. When asked who consumers trust more for information about our contract, 88% of consumers with an opinion…

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