Author: Mercedes

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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CVS Update 4/5/17

Your Union and CVS had our first bargaining session for your new contract on April 5, 2017. At this meeting your Union presented proposals to improve your contract. These proposals focused on the issues most important to you – affordable and accessible health care, living wages and sufficient hours. CVS members returned thousands of contract questionnaires and the message is clear: the cost of living in Southern CA has risen considerably but wages have not kept up. Affordable and accessible health care for you and your families is critical, as is a schedule that allows you to make a...

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Our Dishonest President

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-ed-our-dishonest-president/ The LA Times has recently posted an editorial piece unlike any other. At the above link, you can read the six part series written by the editorial board of the LA Times. This unprecedented piece is the unanimous work of the entire editorial board, and worth the click and any time you spend reading it....

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