Author: Mercedes

Food 4 Less Update

Update 5/16/17 Negotiations on your new Union contract began May 12. We are disappointed to report that Food 4 Less does not appear to recognize that your hard work is critical to their success. Management has made proposals which would take away important job protections and could affect your overall pay. This is not acceptable. Your union has made proposals to improve your living standard and maintain your benefits. We know the cost of living continues to increase and your hard work should allow you to make ends meet. It is still early in the bargaining process and several...

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CVS Negotiations Update

CVS Update 5/10/17 After several bargaining sessions with CVS we can report some progress. However, the most critical issues of guaranteed hours and health care access and affordability have yet to be resolved. Your Union is standing firm on our position that the company medical plan is inadequate and that everyone deserves a living wage. We have several additional bargaining sessions scheduled during May and June. We have made it clear that you will not accept take away proposals and that we are united in our goals of improving your health benefits and providing more opportunities for you to...

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Food 4 Less Update

Negotiations Update 5/9/17 Food 4 Less bargaining will begin Friday May 12. Additional negotiation sessions are scheduled for the week of May 15. Your Union understands your key issues include adequate wage increases, affordable medical, fair scheduling and weekly hours. These are the subjects we will focus on during the bargaining process. If Food 4 Less proposes any reductions or take aways in your contract, we will strongly resist. Recently, you may have heard rumors that Food 4 Less is for sale, or that Food 4 Less plans to shut down to get rid of the Union. None of this...

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FTC Seen as Set to Block Rite Aid Deal

FTC Seen as Set to Block Rite Aid Deal William McConnell Apr 19, 2017 4:51 PM EDT Shares of Rite Aid {RAD) , Fred’s (FRED) and Walgreens (WBA) were hit Wednesday on rumors that the Federal Trade Commission is leaning towards filing a lawsuit seeking to block Walgreens planned acquisition of Rite Aid. Rite Aid shares were down 39 cents Wednesday to $4.08, or 8.72%. Fred’s fell $1.37 to $13.68 or 9.10%. Walgreens edged down 0.5% from a high of $83.93 earlier in the day to $83.51. Wednesday’s reaction followed a report by specialty publication the Capitol Forum that...

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