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RITE AID CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE - 7/16/2018

The truth about Rite Aid Corporation’s offer

Management is trying to confuse you.

Here are the facts about changing your healthcare:

  1. It raises the minimum hourly requirement to 30, a 25% increase in hours needed to qualify for health care. 
  2. At the same time, the plan slashes the number of 30-hour full-time positions by 25% - eliminating eligibility for a lot of members.
  3. Prevents your Union from participating in the administration of the plan and protecting your interests.
  4. Allows the company to change the plan whenever and however they want – even right after the contract is signed.

This is the issue: our current plan gives you a voice and security in your health care, and makes it easier to qualify for benefits.

Their plan eliminates your voice and makes it much harder to get eligible.

That’s the difference. It’s a bad deal.


RITE AID CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE - 7/13/2018

The Rite Aid corporation’s contract offer did not substantially change. It is still bad for members:

  • Insulting wage proposal 
  • Eliminates full-time positions
  • Eliminates health care for up to 70% of employees

The company management refuses to be fair with you and your contract.

Despite pursuing a hugely profitable $24 billion merger with mega-grocery giant Albertson’s, Rite Aid is still trying to take away fair pay, health care benefits, and hours.

Further negotiations are scheduled for later next week. Your union is exploring methods to force management to the table with a fair agreement. 

Stay tuned for notices about meetings, new updates, and an opportunity to make your voice heard in this fight.

Follow this link to find dates and times of actions at the stores and opportunities to make your voice heard.
UFCW770.org/Actions

Stay united. Stay strong. 
 


RITE AID CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE - 6/8/2018

Today Rite Aid gave us their most recent economic and language proposal which will devastate our current contract.

  • Rite Aid has essentially proposed a wage freeze
  • Company health plan - worse healthcare that is more expensive
  • Reduce the amount of full time positions in the store
  • Only $.25 wage increase for pharmacists
  • Fewer protections against layoffs

Talk to your Union Rep for more information and to get involved. 

Get ready to fight back. 


RITE AID CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE - 6/4/2018

We have held 3 meetings with Rite Aid management about your next contract.

•    Your unity will determine our success at the bargaining table
•    Health care, full-time status and job security are the main issues

Management wants to take away your union health care plan and put you into a plan they control instead. This plan would require you to work 30 hours a week to simply qualify for benefits.

Management wants to take away more of your hours, and cut full-time employees by 25%.

These demands are unacceptable. How do we respond? STAND TOGETHER!

Under no circumstances will we allow the company to take away your health care plan. Management makes this proposal all the time, and we stop them. If we stick together we can defeat this again.

We are trying to increase wages, protect health care, increase your scheduling notice, and ensure more flexibility for part-timers. These are our goals, and if we stand united, we can achieve them.
 


Rite Aid Negotiation Update 5/16/2018

On 5/15, less than one week prior to the long scheduled 5/21 start date for bargaining, Rite Aid canceled the meeting and said they were not prepared to begin. This is the second cancelation. We are now scheduled to begin June 1.  Your Union has been requesting dates since late March.

We are disappointed by this delay by Rite Aid.  Rite Aid members work hard under stressful conditions.  Our goal is to conclude negotiations by contract expiration date of July 14.  These repeated cancelations will make that difficult.

Your union is prepared to meet frequently in the next month and to negotiate a good contract for our Rite Aid members.  We hope Rite Aid management will recognize your hard work and dedication and stop delaying and begin scheduling dates.  

We will update this site as more information becomes available.  Stay strong and united for a good contract.  


What you need to know about the Rite Aid/Albertsons merger

As you may have heard, the parent company of Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions is potentially merging with Rite Aid.

What does that mean for employees?

In the short term, probably no changes for employees. Your union is working right now to find out more. Our leaders, attorneys, and others are on the job.

Importantly, our contract remains in place and has provisions that protect you if your company is purchased.

When will we know?

As soon as your union has more answers from management, we will communicate directly with you. We are aware and actively monitoring the situation.

What about my job?

Your union will do everything possible to protect your and others jobs. Right now the best strategy is to keep working and look out for updates from us.

How can I get more information?

If you need more information or want to check on our status, you can call or talk to your union representative (find their contact info here: http://ufcw770.org/staff) or call Local 770 us at 213-487-7070.

We will provide information as we get it.

Remember – we’re stronger when we stand together.


 

 

Food 4 Less / FoodsCo Members Ratify New Agreement with Wage Increases, Hours Guarantees and Maintenance of Health Care and Retirement Benefits

 

Food 4 Less / FoodsCo members stood together for months to achieve a new Agreement that contains:

 

· Significant wage increases for all workers – equal to or better than those agreed to by Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons:


· Top rate increases for Warehouse Clerks, Meat Cutters, and Service Clerks (total $0.85) equal to industry standard.
· General Clerks move to APC Clerk with a total top increase of $1.05.
· Combining Meat and Service Clerks results in an immediate $0.55 increase for Meat Clerks ($1.10 total increase over 3 years
· The largest total wage increases of any contract we’ve negotiated in the retail food industry!!

· Reduced gap between F4L checkers and Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons checkers - We will continue to fight to close this gap in future negotiations. Combining General Clerks and future Warehouse Clerks in one classification eliminates distinction between checkers and stockers – a distinction that does not exist in conventional agreement. This is a necessary step in making the Food 4 Less contract more like the conventional stores agreement.

· Increased protections for Warehouse Clerks’ monthly take-home pay,

· No changes to medical and pension benefits.

· “Municipalities” (City/County of Los Angeles) added to the minimum wage side letter resulting in large increases ($2.50 or more) for most employees in the progression steps. UFCW pushed for minimum wage increases a few years ago to drive up wages for all workers covered by our contracts.
 


Food4Less/FoodsCo CONTRACT RATIFICATION VOTE MEETINGS

We reached a tentative agreement with Food 4 Less/FoodsCo. Ratification meetings to vote on the proposal will be held on October 17th. Thank you for Standing Together! Details of the contract will be available for members to review and approve at the October 17th ratification meeting.

Logramos un acuerdo tentativo con Food 4 Less/FoodsCo. Las juntas de ratificación para votar sobre la propuesta serán el 17 de Octubre. ¡Gracias por Mantenerse Unidos! Los detalles del contrato estarán disponibles para que los miembros los revisen y aprueben en la junta de ratificación del 17 de Octubre.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 All-Day Voting (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Martes 17 de Octubre, 2017 – Votación de Todo el Día (8 a.m. a 7 p.m.)

PLEASE BRING ATTENDANCE CARD TO VOTE.
POR FAVOR, LLEVA TU TARJETA DE ASISTENCIA PARA VOTAR.