Author: Shawn Ashe

2019 FOOD CONTRACT SURVEY

November 2018 UFCW Retail Food Division Members: Our contract expires on March 3rd of next year. The expiration of this Collective Bargaining Agreement gives us the chance to change or improve our wages, benefits, and working conditions. Our industry is changing, and we expect these negotiations to be challenging. But if we are prepared and we STAND TOGETHER we can win at the bargaining table and improve our jobs. The contract expiration is just over 4 months away and it’s time for us to begin preparing. We’re in this together and your opinions and information are crucial to a...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Please help our members in need over the holidays by donating to our food bank. Any non-perishable items would be appreciated. Please deliver your items to our General Office. Items needed are canned meats, cereal, dry pasta, beans, rice & personal care items such as shampoo, deodorant and body...

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KAISER NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

Update on National Negotiations Los Angeles, September 19 – National negotiations continued from Monday morning until Wednesday evening, when the parties agreed to call for a break in ongoing talks. We addressed many issues including unresolved issues from local bargaining, pay raises, educational benefits, dental coverage improvements, retiree medical coverage, and a process to get the Partnership back on track. Bargaining will continue shortly as the parties work to reach a final settlement before the expiration of our National Agreement on September 30. We will post updates as soon as they become...

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Working off the clock may cost you your job

As union Reps, we constantly lecture and warn our members’ not to work off the clock. The term “work off the clock” simply means that you are working for free. Working off the clock is not new to our industry. There were always those few members that thought they had to stay over, off the clock, and get more work done and look like a hero. Lately, we have seen an increased amount of discipline, in the form of suspensions and terminations, to our members for working off the clock. Members work off the clock for various reasons. Sometimes...

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