Author: Mercedes

S.P.U.R. Training

S.P.U.R. TRAINING Your union is seeking dedicated andself-motivated members interested in becoming a special project union representative (SPUR). The SPUR program develops leadership and organizing skills for members passionate to help their union grow. All members are eligible to attend. No experience is required. Candidates must have energy, drive, and be willing to learn. Selected SPURs may be pulled from their store for one month up to one year if chosen to work on an organizing campaign. DATE: April 2, 2019 TIME: 5pm-8pm LOCATION: UFCW 324 Upstairs Auditorium 8530 Stanton Avenue • Buena Park • 90620 Dinner will be provided For more information, and to RSVP please call...

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Negotiations Update 3/25/19

CONTRACT UPDATE: Negotiators met with the union’s financial experts to review our pension and benefit plans, and continued to discuss non-financial contract issues with the corporate negotiators representing Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons. We continue to press for an accelerated negotiation schedule, but the corporate negotiators continue to slow walk the talks. The lead negotiator for Ralphs failed to even show up for the second day of talks. Over the past 2 weeks, your union leaders met with all retail food store stewards and updated them on the negotiations as well as a plan for actions when necessary. Our next...

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Negotiations Update 3/5/19

NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE BETWEEN MANAGEMENT AND UFCW UFCW Locals continued negotiations today with Ralphs, Albertsons and Vons. UFCW Local 324 Exec. VP Matt Bell expressed frustration at the slow pace of the process so far. “We have yet to discuss economic issues such as wages and benefits. We’re confident we can get a deal if management gets serious about staying at the negotiating table,” Bell said. Currently, management only made themselves available for negotiations four days in the next month. In contrast, the unions have stated that they are available for talks at any...

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What Happens When Our Contract Expires?

The grocery contract covering our store expires on March 3, 2019. What happens on March 4th? 1. The protections of the contract stay in place. Your hours, wages, benefits, and job protections will remain in force. 2. As long as we are still in bargaining the company must abide by the contract, and our union will continue to enforce it and represent you in the workplace. 3. Our union negotiators are working hard to get management to the table. Management is slow-walking negotiations to try and force a bad deal. Despite our union’s efforts, the companies refused to bargain before the expiration of our contract. First bargaining...

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