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Food 4 Less/FoodsCo Negotiations Update - 9/18/17

Union Negotiators met with Food4Less/FoodsCo again last Friday (September 15). Food4Less/FoodsCo has not changed their position. They still refuse to recognize the hard work you do to make this company profitable.

The Company has not changed its position in bargaining.   They still want to reduce rates of pay in the future, with smaller, or no, pay increases for everyone.
 
As a result, we will be having picket captain meetings, today, throughout Southern California to strategize and prepare for further actions.
 
Please continue to discuss with your co-workers what the company is trying to do.  Please continue to participate in telling the community what the Company is trying to do.
See you later this week at a boycott action outside the stores listed here on our website ufcw770.org/updates.

Food4Less/ FoodsCo workers should not be treated as second class citizens. They work just as hard as Ralphs workers. They should not WORK 4 LESS! Under the Company’s proposal, Food 4 Less workers will fall further behind. This offer is unacceptable!
 
On August 21st, all Food4Less/ FoodsCo workers throughout Southern California voted to authorize a strike or other economic action to send a strong message that you deserve, and will accept nothing less, than a fair contract with adequate compensation.
 
Negotiations resume on Tuesday, September 26th.
 
STAND TOGETHER and Speak Out against this proposal at an upcoming BOYCOTT action. Since the Company is not listening to the workers’ concerns, economic action is the only option.

Please contact your Union Representatives if you have any questions.

 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 3148530 Tobias Ave, Panorama City, CA 91402
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 32411245 Long Beach Blvd, Lynwood, CA 90262
3PM - 6PMFoods Co 7791465 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 335250 W Esplanade Dr, Oxnard, CA 93036
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 760336 W Anaheim St, Wilmington, CA 90744
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
10AM - 1PMFood 4 Less 3328035 Webb Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91605
10AM - 1PMFoods Co 7791465 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454
10AM - 1PMFood 4 Less 335250 W Esplanade Dr, Oxnard, CA 93036
10AM - 1PMFood 4 Less 3632750 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
10AM - 1PMFood 4 Less 7665100 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 3602341 E AVENUE S, PALMDALE, CA 93550-6201
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 7701700 W 6TH ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90017-1004
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 3643200 W CENTURY BLVD, INGLEWOOD, CA 90303-1410
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 335250 W ESPLANADE DR, OXNARD, CA 93036-1103
3PM - 6PMFoods Co 7791465 S BROADWAY, SANTA MARIA, CA 93454-6913
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 7771820 W SLAUSON AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90047-1126
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 3271329 N LAKE AVE, PASADENA, CA 91104-2895
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 3099635 LAUREL CANYON BLVD, PACOIMA, CA 91331-4298
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 335250 W ESPLANADE DR, OXNARD, CA 93036-1103
3PM - 6PMFoods Co 7791465 S BROADWAY, SANTA MARIA, CA 93454-6913
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 3632750 E 1ST ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90033-3634
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 76712689 GLENOAKS BLVD, SAN FERNANDO, CA 91342
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 7665100 N FIGUEROA ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90042-3922
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 335250 W ESPLANADE DR, OXNARD, CA 93036-1103
3PM - 6PMFoods Co 7791465 S BROADWAY, SANTA MARIA, CA 93454-6913
THURSDAY AUGUST 31, 2017
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 34818300 VAN OWEN ST, RESEDA, CA 91335-5486
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 3076901 EASTERN AVE, BELL GARDENS, CA 90201-3920
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 39911507 S WESTERN AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90047-5004
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 335250 W ESPLANADE DR, OXNARD, CA 93036-1103
3PM - 6PMFoods Co 7791465 S BROADWAY, SANTA MARIA, CA 93454-6913
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 3414400 SLAUSON AVE, MAYWOOD, CA 90270-2932
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 760336 W ANAHEIM ST, WILMINGTON, CA 90744-4421
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 35416208 PARTHENIA ST, NORTH HILLS, CA 91343-4704
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 335250 W ESPLANADE DR, OXNARD, CA 93036-1103
11PM - 2PMFoods Co 7791465 S BROADWAY, SANTA MARIA, CA 93454-6913
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2017
10AM - 1PMFood 4 Less 3811717 S WESTERN AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90006-5803
10AM - 1PMFoods Co 7791465 S BROADWAY, SANTA MARIA, CA 93454-6913
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
3PM - 6PMFoods Co 7791465 S BROADWAY, SANTA MARIA, CA 93454-6913
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 335250 W ESPLANADE DR, OXNARD, CA 93036-1103
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 32316530 SHERMAN WAY, VAN NUYS, CA 91406
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 32620155 SATICOY STREET, WINNETKA, CA 91306
2PM - 5PMFood 4 Less 3643200 W. CENTURY BLVD., INGLEWOOD, CA 90303
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 335250 W ESPLANADE DR, OXNARD, CA 93036-1103
3PM - 6PMFoods Co 7791465 S BROADWAY, SANTA MARIA, CA 93454-6913
3PM - 6PMFood 4 Less 3625420 SUNSET BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
10AM - 1PMFood 4 Less 3751091 S. HOOVER STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90006
10AM - 1PMFood 4 Less 37619200 SOLEDAD CANYON ROAD, SANTA CLARITA, CA 91351
10AM - 1PMFood 4 Less 335250 W ESPLANADE DR, OXNARD, CA 93036-1103
10AM - 1PMFoods Co 7791465 S BROADWAY, SANTA MARIA, CA 93454-6913

Food 4 Less/FoodsCo Negotiations Update - 9/12/17

 

Union Negotiators met with Food4Less/FoodsCo on Friday, September 8 and they are still refusing to recognize the hard you do to make this company profitable.

 

Food4Less/ FoodsCo Management made a new insulting offer that includes:

  • Elimination of the Warehouse Clerk classification without any protection for grandfathered Warehouse Clerks. General Clerks would be reclassified as All Purpose Clerks and will be allowed to do all Warehouse work without an increase in pay.
     

  • Elimination of Warehouse definition to allow Food4Less/ FoodsCo to change its operations to be similar to a conventional store without paying conventional store wages.
     

  • Significantly lower wage increases than those given to Ralphs employees:
     

  • No recognition of the higher minimum wage in Los Angeles resulting in an elimination of progression steps.
     

Food4Less/ FoodsCo workers should not be treated as second class citizens. They work just as hard as Ralphs workers. They should not WORK 4 LESS! Under the Company’s proposal, Food 4 Less workers would fall further behind. This offer is unacceptable!

 

On August 21st, all Food4Less/ FoodsCo workers throughout Southern California voted to authorize a strike or other economic action to send a strong message that you deserve, and will accept nothing less, than a fair contract with adequate compensation.

 

Negotiations resume on Friday, September 15th.

 

STAND TOGETHER and Speak Out against this proposal at an upcoming action.


Picket captains meetings have been scheduled for September 18th. Please contact your Union Representatives if you have any questions.

 

Food4Less / FoodsCo Negotitions Update - September 6, 2017

The Southern California UFCW Locals met with Food 4 Less again on Thursday and Friday of last week. Unfortunately, the Company's offer is still unacceptable, including a 3-year wage freeze for those at the top rates and fewer hours guaranteed for part-time workers. We CANNOT accept an offer that does not recognize who does the hard work to make Food 4 Less a success. Food 4 Less members are talking to customers about these issues and thousands of customers have pledged to STAND TOGETHER with the workers to achieve a fair contract. Community actions continue this week. 

Our next negotiations meeting date is Friday, September 8th. We will keep you informed of any progress. 


Food 4 Less

August 21, 2017 Food 4 Less/ Foods Co
STRIKE AUTHORIZATION VOTE MEETING / VOTACIÓN PARA AUTORIZAR HUELGA

 

Food 4 Less has proposed to eliminate many of your current contract protections. We have scheduled a strike authorization vote in order to send a strong message that you deserve, and will accept nothing less, than a fair contract with adequate compensation. Meetings have been scheduled as follows:

Food 4 Less ha propuesto eliminar varias de las protecciones de tu actual contracto. Hemos programado una votación para autorizar huelga y mandar un fuerte mensaje de que tú mereces y no aceptaremos menos, de un contrato justo con una compensación adecuada. Las juntas de votación han sido programadas de la siguiente manera:

Monday, August 21, 2017 All-Day Voting (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Lunes 21 de Agosto, 2017 – Votación de Todo el Día (8 a.m. a 7 p.m.)

LOS ANGELES OFFICE – 630 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90005, 4th Floor

HARBOR OFFICE – 25949 Belle Porte Avenue, Harbor City, CA 90710

HUNTINGTON PARK OFFICE – 5400 Pacific Boulevard, Huntington Park, CA 90255

PALMDALE – HILTON GARDEN INN – 1309 W. Rancho Vista Boulevard, Palmdale, CA 93551

VAN NUYS – AIRTEL HOTEL– 7277 Valjean Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406

CAMARILLO OFFICE – 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo, CA 93012, Orchid Room

SANTA MARIA – HOLIDAY INN – 2100 N. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454

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


 

July 17, 2017 - Food 4 Less Negotiations Update

Your contract expired on June 4, 2017. Food 4 Less must continue to follow the Agreement while we are in negotiations.  The Unions have met with Food 4 Less six times since May without much progress.

Yesterday, Food 4 Less shop stewards and activists throughout Southern California met.  They have decided to talk with each and every member about how we need to stand together for better wages, benefits and working conditions.  And right now, standing together means wearing the Union button.

The Company is proposing to move more work to lower paid classifications and to reduce your weekly guarantee of hours which means less take-home pay for employees each week. This is unacceptable!  You and your co-workers work hard to make Food 4 Less a profitable company and, in return, Food 4 Less workers should be able to earn enough to feed a family.

Our next negotiation session is on July 24, 2017.  Talk to your steward or Union Representative if you have any questions and wear your button to remind the Company that hardworking grocery workers deserve fair pay!

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Noticias de las Negociaciones de Food 4 Less -17 de Julio, 2017

Tu contrato se venció el 4 de junio de 2017. Food 4 Less debe seguir respetando el Acuerdo mientras estemos en negociaciones. Los locales de la Unión se han reunido con Food 4 Less en seis ocasiones desde el mes de mayo sin que haya mucho avance.

Ayer se reunieron los delegados y activistas de Food 4 Less de todo el Sur de California.  Ellos decidieron platicar entre ellos y con cada miembro sobre la forma en que necesitamos luchar unidos por mejores salarios, beneficios y condiciones laborales. Y ahorita, luchar unidos significa ponerse el botón de la Unión.

La Compañía está proponiendo mover más trabajo a clasificaciones de menor pago y reducir tus horas garantizadas semanalmente, lo cual significa menos dinero que se lleva a casa para los trabajadores cada semana. ¡Esto es inaceptable! Tú y tus compañeros de trabajo trabajan duro para hacer de Food 4 Less una compañía lucrativa.  A cambio, los trabajadores de Food 4 Less deben de poder ganar suficiente para alimentar a su familia.

Nuestra próxima sesión de negociaciones es el 24 de julio, 2017.  Habla con tu delegado o Representante de la Unión si tienes alguna pregunta. ¡Y ponte el botón para recordar a la compañía que los trabajadores de las tiendas que laboran arduamente merecen un pago justo!


 


June 5, 2017 - Food 4 Less Negotiations Update

After 3 bargaining sessions with Food 4 Less, we have made no progress on the big issues in these negotiations: fair wages, higher minimum hourly guarantees, protection of your medical benefits, and improved scheduling language.  

Although your contract has expired, Food 4 Less is required to continue all provisions as we continue negotiations.  

Food 4 Less is a profitable company because of your hard work.  You deserve a fair contract that allows your family to afford to live in Southern California.  Your Union has made proposals along these lines and we are committed to these goals. 

Stand together for a fair contract.  

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Después de tres sesiones de negociación con Food 4 Less, no hemos logrado ningún avance en los grandes temas de estas negociaciones: salarios justos, garantía de horas mínimas de trabajo más altas, protección de tus beneficios médicos y mejor acuerdo sobre programación de horarios.

A pesar de que tu contrato ya venció, Food 4 Less está obligada a continuar con todas las estipulaciones mientras continuamos las negociaciones.

Food 4 Less es una compañía muy lucrativa gracias tu duro trabajo. Tú mereces un contrato justo que permita a tu familia vivir en el Sur de California. Tu Unión ha hecho propuestas al respecto y estamos comprometidos a lograr estas metas.

Mantengámonos unidos por un contrato justo.


May 16, 2017 - Food 4 Less Negotiations Update

Negotiations on your new Union contract began May 12. We are disappointed to report that Food 4 Less does not appear to recognize that your hard work is critical to their success. Management has made proposals which would take away important job protections and could affect your overall pay. This is not acceptable.

Your union has made proposals to improve your living standard and maintain your benefits. We know the cost of living continues to increase and your hard work should allow you to make ends meet.

It is still early in the bargaining process and several additional bargaining sessions have been scheduled in May and June. Even though your contract expires June 4, nothing changes after contract expiration and Food 4 Less must continue to honor all provisions of your contract.

Rumors about the future of Food 4 Less are spreading, but it is important that you understand that these are just rumors. If you have questions about anything you hear, please check with you Union Representative.

You work hard and deserve better. Your unity and strength during this time is critical to our success at the bargaining table. Stand together!

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Las negociaciones sobre tu nuevo contrato sindical comenzaron el 12 de mayo. Nos decepciona reportar que Food 4 Less no parece reconocer que tu árduo trabajo es fundamental para el éxito de ellos. La gerencia ha hecho propuestas que eliminarían protecciones laborales importantes y que podrían afectar tu salario en su conjunto. Esto no es aceptable.

Tu Unión ha hecho propuestas para mejorar tu nivel de vida y mantener tus beneficios. Sabemos que el costo de vida sigue aumentando y que tu duro trabajo debería permitirte ganar lo suficiente para vivir.

Aún estamos en la etapa inicial del proceso de negociación y varias sesiones de diálogo han sido programadas para los meses de mayo y junio. A pesar de que tu contrato vence el 4 de junio, no va a cambiar nada después de que se venza el contrato y Food 4 Less debe continuar respetando todas las estipulaciones de tu contrato.

Están corriendo rumores sobre el futuro de Food 4 Less pero es importante que entiendas que éstos son sólo rumores. Si tienes preguntas sobre cualquier cosa que escuches, por favor, comunícate con tu Representante de la Unión.

Tu trabajas muy duro y mereces algo mejor. Tu unidad y fortaleza en estos momentos es fundamental para tener éxito en la mesa de negociaciones. ¡Sigamos unidos!


May 9, 2017 - Food 4 Less Negotiations Update

Food 4 Less bargaining will begin Friday May 12. Additional negotiation sessions are scheduled for the week of May 15. Based on survey results we received so far, our key issues include adequate wage increases, affordable medical, fair scheduling and weekly hours. We will strongly resist any reductions or take aways in your contract.

Recently, you may have heard rumors that Food 4 Less is for sale, or that Food 4 Less plans to shut down to get rid of the Union. None of this is verified and it is illegal for Food 4 Less to shut down and reopen nonunion. Food 4 Less is profitable and the sales of almost all stores continues to increase. Spreading rumors during negotiations is a management tactic to scare employees in hopes of weakening you and your fellow employees.

Do not trust any rumors you hear. Always check with your Union Representative for the most current information.

Your strength and unity during this time is key to our negotiating the best contract possible.

We will continue to provide updates during the negotiation process.

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Las negociaciones con Food 4 Less comenzarán el viernes 12 de mayo. Otras sesiones de negociación adicionales están programadas para la semana del 15 de mayo. En base a los resultados de la encuesta, que hemos recibido hasta el momento, los temas clave para nosotros incluyen aumentos salariales adecuados, seguro médico accesible, horarios y cantidad de horas a la semana justas. Nosotros resistiremos fuertemente en contra de cualquier reducción o pérdidas en su contrato.

Recientemente, usted pudo haber escuchado rumores de que Food 4 Less está a la venta, o que Food 4 Less planea cerrar para deshacerse de la Unión. Nada de esto está comprobado y es ilegal para Food 4 Less que cierre y vuelva a abrir sin Unión. Food 4 Less es una compañía lucrativa y las ventas de casi todas las tiendas continúan aumentando. Difundir rumores durante las negociaciones es una táctica para asustar a los empleados con el objetivo de debilitarlo a usted y a sus compañeros de trabajo.

No confíe en cualquier rumor que escuche. Siempre consulte con su Representante de Unión para obtener información actualizada.

La fortaleza  y unidad que usted demuestre durante este tiempo es clave para negociar el mejor contrato posible. Continuaremos dando información puntual durante el proceso de negociación.