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Labor Day Events 2016

It’s that time of year again! Join us on September 5, 2016 to honor and celebrate the achievements of American workers! We look forward to celebrating with you at one of the following events.

Los Angeles

Farmer John Workers Ratify New Contract

Wage Increases, Respect for Workers’ Rights, and Preservation of Protections, Among the Secured Benefits 
 
After months of negotiations with the company, hundreds of Farmer John packinghouse workers represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 770, voted overwhelmingly today to approve the negotiated contract settlement offer.
 
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Press Release | August 2, 2016 Rally

On the Verge of a Strike, Thousands of Grocery Workers and Supporters 
March and Rally in Downtown Los Angeles.
 
Five Months Past the Expiration of Their Contract, Thousands of Grocery Workers and Community Leaders Demand Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons Reach an Agreement
 
Grocery workers and their allies in the community will gather in Los Angeles on Tuesday, August 2nd by the thousands to demand a conclusion to their long-running attempt to get a contract with Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons.
 
“Our contract expired nearly five months ago, and it is long past time for the corporations who own Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons to come to the table and reach a fair deal with grocery workers,” said Rick Icaza, president of the largest local union representing grocery workers, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770. 
 
“Our members are fighting to make ends meet, yet these corporations made BILLIONS in profits last year. It is inexcusable the way they are nickel and diming their hard-working employees, many of whom live paycheck to paycheck.”
 
The contract covering roughly 50,000 grocery workers from central and southern California expired in March. Despite efforts by grocery worker leaders to reach a new deal, the owners of Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons have dragged their feet and offered punitive changes to the contract that would force more employees into poverty and short change retirees.
 
Grocery workers have given the corporations an August 8th deadline to reach a deal, or they will ask their members to vote up or down on the current offer. Grocery workers already authorized their negotiators to call a strike if negotiations break down.
 
 

Celebrate America with Labor

There is no better way to celebrate America’s independence than by supporting union-made products. Show your red, white, and blue pride by supporting our Sisters and Brothers who keep America thriving.

2016 Special Summer Discounts

Enjoy the following special summer discounts for all UFCW Local 770 Members 

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Hillary Clinton Meets with Retail Workers at UFCW Conference

In sit down with Sec. Clinton, retail workers talk about organizing and their fight for fair work practices
 

Governor Jerry Brown Signs Historic Minimum Wage Measure

 
Governor Jerry Brown Signs Historic Minimum Wage Measure
 
Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law a measure increasing California's minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next six years.

I am a #YOUNGWORKER

Who says young people don't deserve fair pay just because of their age?

Food Pharmacists Negotiations Conference Call

Attention All UFCW Pharmacists employed at Albertsons, Ralphs, Vons and Stater Bros.:
 
We have changed the date of the call in meeting originally scheduled for Feb. 7 to discuss upcoming negotiations. 
 
FEBRUARY 28, 2016 at 6:30p.m.

Call in number is (855) 212-0212
Access Code –  396-062-048#

If you have any questions, please contact your Union Representative. 

UNION MEETING FOR FARMER JOHN MEMBERS / JUNTA DE MIEMBROS DE FARMER JOHN

UNION MEETING FOR FARMER JOHN MEMBERS
• Are you interested in raising your wage?
• Are you concerned about your safety at work?
• Are you concerned about fairness at work?

Kaiser Permanente 2015 Performance Sharing Program

The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions met yesterday with Kaiser Permanente to discuss the 2015 payout for the Performance Sharing Program (PSP) in the Southern California region.

Rite Aid Merger Update

Rite Aid / Walgreen Merger - November 2015
 
Rite Aid Management has informed us of the following:  “The collective bargaining agreements of Rite Aid’s subsidiaries remain in effect as Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid operate as independent companies.

Jason Chu

Jason Chu at the 2015 Food Steward Conference 

Based in LA, hip-hop artist jason chu is on a mission to speak hope and healing in a broken world.

VONS ADR Updates

November 4, 2015
We are pleased to announce that the Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) program with Vons has been extended for another month, through November 30, 2015. 
 
We are currently engaged in negotiations with the Company and a third party to resolve the differences we have in determining how much money has been saved by the Company and should be shared with you.
 
This means that the current program will continue, for now.

Rally at El Super to Mark Two Years of Standing Strong for a Respect and a Fair Union Contract

Protest Comes as Company Is Obligated to Pay Back Union Members for Vacation Time Unjustly Taken Away
Los Angeles—The struggle for justice and dignity at El Super grocery stores will mark its two-year anniversary on Friday, September 25.

Standing Strong for 728 Days

This is a reminder to PLEASE JOIN US: Friday, September 25, 2015 at 12 pm.
 
El Super workers have now been standing strong together to win RESPECT and a FAIR CONTRACT for TWO YEARS.
 
El Super has dug in its heels to prevent these hardworking people from winning the basic standards enjoyed by all other union grocery workers - adequate paid sick leave, guaranteed 40-hour work weeks for full-time employ

From Brown to Bethel: Voter Registration Day Event

In honor of National Voter Registration Day and Brown Chapel AME’s historic role in the Selma Voting Rights marches 50 years ago, Bethel AME in association with UFCW Lcoal 770 is proud to present with the SCLC of Southern California, this free event "From Brown To Bethel..." on Sunday, 9/20 @ 4 pm with a 3 pm reception at the church.
   
In addition to on-site voter registration, the event will feature: music; the documentary, "Selma: The Bridge To The Ballot" (40 mins.);

2015 Family Health Fair

LOCAL 770 INVITES YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO THE 2015 FAMILY HEALTH FAIR
 
WHERE: 630 Shatto Place, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90005 (

Fairness for All Pico Rivera Walmart Workers!

As you may know, several months ago Walmart closed its Pico Rivera store due to alleged plumbing problems.  With just hours notice, 530 workers and their families found themselves without a job.  

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