Safeway Retro Pay Update

Update on Safeway Retro Pay Issues October 3, 2016 Many Safeway employees are still  awaiting retroactive wages regarding the pay increases due upon the ratification of the contract in December, 2015. It is expected that this will be concluded shortly. The retroactive wage increases were originally due in February, 2016. Those wage increase involved experienced clerks and above, with an […]

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Safeway Opens Three Bay Area Stores in One Day

In a move not seen in memory, or possibly ever, Safeway has opened three store in the Bay Area on the same day. New stores have been opened in Oakland, Walnut Creek & Pacifica. It is a credit to Safeway’s strong market position made possible by its employees efforts and Local 5’s commitment to fighting non-union stores that created the […]

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Trust Fund Open Enrollment & Action Steps Starts August 1

Open enrollment for changing medical plans, and action steps for getting or maintaining the least expensive coverage levels runs from August 1 to September 30. All information about open enrollment and completing the action steps is available at the trust fund website. Click here for the link. If your going into an area office for help please bring: -Packet from […]

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UFCW Local 5 San Jose Office Remodel

Local 5 San Jose office is currently under a major renovation. The space is going to have more offices utilizing the new floor plan. The remodel is expected to be finished mid September 2016. We are currently still up and running in a temporary space located to the left side of our office. 

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Farmworker Overtime Bill out of Committee

On June 29 SB 1066 by Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) made it out of the Senate Labor Committee. Currently farmworkers don’t get overtime pay until ten hours has passed. The reason why farmworkers are not covered has its roots in the National Labor Relations Law of the 1930’s which exempted farm laborers and domestic workers from overtime. This was a demand by racist […]

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Local 5 Candidates do Well in Down Ballot Elections

Local 5 endorsed candidates throughout the union’s jurisdiction did well on June 7. Where politics matters the most, at City Councils and Boards of Supervisors, Local 5 backed newcomers and incumbents were swept into office or have qualified for runoff elections in the Fall. From Humboldt County to King City union supported candidates achieved success. Mike Wilson was elected to […]

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Local 5 Members Getting the Word and Feeling the Bern

Local 5 Rep Pam Danniel with Victor, Brandon & Chris, Meat Dept. Safeway Novato Carolina Soto with Local 5 Rep Glenda Villalta   Hector Moreno (blue Local 5 shirt) led the union contingent walking for SJ District 8 candidate Josh Barousse Latoya Jackson, Safeway Alameda SouthShore, checks out the Alameda County slate card Local 5 slate cards inform members about […]

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