eNewsletter January 2014



Union and Lucky Management Exchange Proposals

The UFCW Local 5 bargaining committee along with representatives from Locals 8 and 648 exchanged initial proposals for a new contract with Lucky and Save Mart management.

Click here for the latest update and here for a link to the union‘s and company’s initial proposals.




Local 5’s Lucky-Save Mart bargaining committee. L-R Pete Derenale, Bill Rosario, John Rossi, Randy Barraco, Jack Landes, John Nunes, Mark Bearry, Frank Tallerico and Tony Garcia. 
Committee members not present Alicia Adema & Tammy Knight.

Lucky-Save Mart negotiations will reconvene the January 31st with a full committee including the two rank and file members that were unable to attend last time.

UFCW 5 Participates in Rally for Immigration Reform

In the News-
As an ally of the Immigrant Justice Labor Alliance, we call on President Obama to immediately use his executive authority to stop deportations. We got him into office thinking he would pass humane comprehensive immigration reform in his first term, but instead he is deporting 1,000 of our sisters and brothers every day.
We need comprehensive immigration reform now!
Pictured above–Laurie Mesa, Community Affairs Director addresses the crowd.


SPUR Workshop

What is a SPUR?
SPUR stands for —Special Project Union Representative.
Under the terms of Local 5’s contract with your employer, you may be chosen by the union to work as a SPUR for up to 6 months.
Are you interested in becoming a SPUR?

Free Citizen Workshop

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Registration 2pm – 4pm
Come take the next step TODAY, become an American Citizen!
Citizens are protected from deportation, can vote, apply for government jobs and benefits and bring their families to the US.
Learn about the requirements & process to become a US citizen

Complete your Scholarship Applications for 2014 Now!

Now is the time for members and their dependents to apply for the UFCW Local 5 and Labor Foundation for Working Families 2014 scholarship program.
Scholarships are available for members or their dependents who are seeking higher education. In order to qualify for a scholarship the applicant must submit a short essay (500 words or less) describing what impact the labor movement has had on their life, their most recent official transcript and for the member to be in good standing with UFCW Local 5.
Submissions must be received in the San Jose office no later than March 31, 2014. 

UFCW Launches GOLD Internship Program

UFCW is now accepting applications for its GOLD Internship Program.
The UFCW GOLD Internship Program will invite 40 members from the United States toparticipate in a five week summer internship.
The objective of the internship program is to develop future leaders and union activists. Ideally, participants will become great assets within local unions.

All 40 participants will be committed to a one week education and training assignment.


Are you interested in the UFCW Internship?


Read more…

Upcoming Events / Market Share Events

Membership Meetings are Held on the 2nd Tuesday of Each Quarter at 7pm.


Next membership meeting will be: April 8th at 7pm


Meeting locations can be reviewed at ufcw5.org

Save the Date

2014 San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: Saturday, March 16, 2014
Where: Gathering place and time TBD.
Contact Mike Henneberry at mhenneberry@ufcw5.org for more information.


Union Plus Mortgage Services Available to Local 5 Members

Local 5 members have the opportunity to apply for new home loans or refinance existing onesthrough Union Plus. Union Plus is an organization dedicated solely to providing union members with the best consumer and financial information available at discounted rates.
Click here for mortgage information. Gary Piona is the local representative and can be reached at gary.piona@wellsfargo.com.
 Click here to be taken to the Union Plus website.