Author: Mercedes

Grocery Contract Approved for 47,000 Workers

Southern California Grocery Contract Approved for 47,000 Workers with Strong Customer Support The last of thousands of ballots have been tallied, resulting in the formal ratification of a new collective bargaining agreement for members of the UFCW from Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions. Members voted overwhelmingly in favor of the new contract that improves the lives of 47,000 hard-working grocery workers and their families across Southern California. Marc Perrone, the President of the UFCW International, released the following statement: “By strongly voting for a new contract that improves wages and benefits, hard-working members of the UFCW sent a powerful message today about the power that...

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FOOD CONTRACT VOTE

IMPORTANT VOTE MEETING FOR ALBERTSONS, RALPHS, VONS AND PAVILIONS’ MEMBERS WE HAVE WAITED LONG ENOUGH! In an effort to prevent further delay, we have scheduled meetings to explain the Company’s contract offer and to vote to accept or reject and authorize the Chief Executive Officer to take economic action up to and including calling a strike on this offer and on the Company’s numerous unfair labor practices. The meetings are scheduled as follows: When: Monday, September 9, 2019 Time: 8am-7pm (All Day Voting) Where: UFCW LOCAL 324 (Auditorium) 8530 Stanton Avenue Buena Park, CA 90622 OR When: Monday, September 9,...

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Members hope that raising their voices will raise their wages

Armed with cow bells, a loud speaker and a palpable sense of anger, more than 350 union members and their supporters made noise Wednesday—a lot of noise. But It wasn’t only the decibel level that reached its pique outside of Ralphs at the Long Beach Marina. It was clear from the beginning of the three-hour rally that the company’s negotiating strategy that has dragged on for more than half a year had finally brought the patience of most employees to a boiling point as well. “I’m tired of this ,” exclaimed one worker who preferred not to give her...

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49-Store blitz makes history

Yesterday marked the last action in a nine-day blitz in which more than 500 local volunteers passed out more than 36,000 leaflets to an equal number of customers, the vast majority of whom expressed support for our cause. Together with the six other Locals in Southern California, the ambitious effort was the most comprehensive outreach of its kind in UFCW history and garnered more participation from rank-and-file members than any series of actions we have ever undertaken in support of collective bargaining. Members and supporters are encouraged to attend a rally in Long Beach today at 3 p.m. Union...

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