UFCW Celebrates Black History Month: Bayard Rustin–An Overlooked Champion of Civil and Labor Rights

Black History Month is a time to remember and celebrate the rich history of African Americans and the achievements of the civil rights movement. Black History Month dates back to 1926, when historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans dedicated the second week in February as “Negro History Week” to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and […]

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Safeway Negotiation Update

Local 5 to Begin Talks with Safeway for New Contract October 27, 2014 Volume 1 Local 5 has had an initial meeting with Safeway and is in the process of securing additional dates to negotiate for a new contract. Topics to be discussed will include wages, working conditions and medical coverage. At the same time Local 5 is in negotiations […]

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Raley’s – Nob Hill Negotiation Update

Initial Meetings Held with Members, No Talks Scheduled with Company Volume 2 October 27, 2014 Earlier this month an initial bargaining meeting was held with the company. Raley’s-Nob Hill submitted a proposal to the union that was completely unacceptable since it makes permanent most of the negative parts of the stabilization agreement. At this time no additional meeting are set […]

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Lucky-Save Mart Bargaining Update #21

Company & Unions Met September 19, Little Progress Seen Negotiations took place again on Friday September 19 between Lucky-Save Mart (LSM) and UFCW Locals 5, 8 & 648. LSM issued another offer on Friday that falls far short of what is acceptable for the Union to recommend to the membership for approval. The many issues remaining are complex and the […]

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Lucky-Save Mart Bargaining Update

Negotiations to Resume with Lucky-Save Mart September 19 Company Puts New Leadership in Place Negotiations between UFCW Locals 5, 8 and 648 will continue with Lucky-Save Mart (LSM) on Friday September 19. The union and management last met on September 12. The time was used by each side to clarify the others position’s on contract matters. Recently it was announced that LSM […]

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Message for our Members at Lucky & SaveMart

For months, Locals 5, 8 and 648 have negotiated with your company in an effort to reach a new agreement that is not only workable to both sides, but one that recognizes the sacrifice that our members made to return the company to profitability. Our demands are simple – restore most of the cuts from the last agreement, restore the pay rate for […]

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Macy’s Members take it to the Public

On Saturday, August 2, 2014, Macy’s Members had their first union action to gain support from the community, fellow union members and Macy’s customers. They have made it clear to Macy’s that their “Last, Best and Final” offer was not acceptable and members are ready to fight!   Check out pictures from the event on Facebook    What’s at stake? Eliminating the opportunity […]

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