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Customer Mobilizations

Grocery Contract Negotiations Update – July 12, 2019

Members:

When we join together, we have the power to make jobs at Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons, and Pavillions good jobs. The actions you’ve taken with your coworkers over the past several weeks have been seen by the company and felt by our communities and customers. Everything that you have done will help you and your coworkers get the contract that you deserve.  

Negotiations wrapped up this week with discussions on how the companies’ proposals will impact your healthcare and wages. And while we exchanged proposals across the table, we remain far apart on major issues. Simply put, their proposals are an insult to anyone who believes that one good job should be enough.

It is disappointing that these companies continue to undervalue your knowledge, skills, and service to the customers that makes them successful. So successful, that your employers are profiting billions and its corporate executives are taking home millions of dollars in compensation every year. 

Your exceptional service is the reason you’ve earned and deserve the ability to take care of yourself and your family.

We will be back at the table July 17 – 19.  In the meantime, stay informed and continue organizing your communities. Solidarity is the key to victory.

Remember to thank your customers for their support and make sure you and your co-workers are signed up to receive negotiation updates.

Text “grocery770” to 698329 to receive additional

negotiation updates and alerts

(msg & data rates apply).

 


Estimados Miembros:

Cuando nos unimos, tenemos el poder de hacer que los empleos en Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons y Pavilions sean buenos trabajos. Las acciones que tú has tomado con tus compañeros de trabajo en las últimas semanas han sido vistas por la compañía y han sido sentidas por nuestras comunidades y clientes. Todo lo que tú has hecho te va a ayudar a ti y a tus compañeros de trabajo a lograr el contrato que te mereces.

Las negociaciones concluyeron esta semana con discusiones sobre cómo las propuestas de las compañías impactarán tu servicio médico y tus sueldos. Y mientras pusimos nuestras propuestas sobre la mesa de negociaciones, aún seguimos muy lejos en los temas principales. En pocas palabras, sus propuestas son un insulto para cualquier persona que piense que un buen trabajo debe ser suficiente.

Es decepcionante que estas compañías continúen desvalorizando tus conocimientos, habilidades y servicio a los clientes que es lo que los hace prósperos a ellos. Tan prósperos, que tus empleadores están obteniendo ganancias de miles de millones de dólares y sus ejecutivos corporativos están llevándose a casa millones de dólares en compensación cada año.

Tu excepcional servicio es la razón por la que tú te has ganado y te mereces la posibilidad de poder atenderte a ti mismo a tu familia.

Vamos a regresar a la mesa de negociaciones del 17 al 19 de Julio. Mientras tanto, mantente informado y sigue organizando a tus comunidades. La solidaridad es la clave para la victoria.

Recuerda dar gracias a los clientes por su apoyo y asegúrate de que tú y tus compañeros de trabajo se hayan registrado para recibir noticias sobre las negociaciones.

Envía un Texto con la palabra “grocery770” al 698329

para recibir actualizaciones y alertas de las negociaciones.

(pagos de msg & datos podrían aplicar).

 


Happy 4th of July from President John Grant

The Fourth of July is a celebration of our freedom, but even more so, it is a celebration of our right to govern ourselves.

This is meaningful to us because as members of a union, we have banded together to make our voices heard to protect ourselves from the injustices of a hostile workplace and to assert our rights to respect, dignity, and democracy.

Just last week we saw this democracy in action, as members of our grocery division turned out in record numbers to reject the insulting offer from grocery corporations.

Just a few months ago, we saw this democracy in action as the workers at Farmer John voted to approve the first company-wide contract in more than 30 years, and then came together to demand better working conditions.

And we see it almost weekly now as new members in our cannabis division approve contracts and begin the process of setting the standard for democracy in that industry.

On this Fourth of July, we celebrate the courage of our founders, but also recognize that the fight for independence, democracy, and respect is ongoing.

And we are on the front lines of that fight.

Have a wonderful holiday.

In solidarity,

John M. Grant
President, UFCW 770


Strike Authorization Vote Results from President John Grant

Local 770 Members:

I want to thank you for staying strong and united during this long and frustrating contract negotiation process. Your fierce dedication and patience were heard loud and clear at the Strike Authorization Vote yesterday.

Thousands of 770 members showed up to 21 polling locations across 18 cities to make their voices heard and demand corporate negotiators put forward a fair contract. Today, the results are in across Southern CA.

We overwhelmingly rejected corporate’s offer. Share the graphic below to show that we won’t give up until a fair contract is in our hands.

Share the graphic

Let me tell you: I’m energized to walk into the next round of negotiations armed with the power to take economic action, if necessary, to win this contract—including calling a strike.

We win by showing the grocery executives that we won’t settle for their insulting offers, and we won’t back down in the face of corporate greed. We’re 770. We stand up, we get loud, and we fight for what’s right—always.

Our next move is to stay active and organized. Stay informed by talking to your Union Rep and Store Steward and following the news at UFCW770.org.

We got this,

John Grant
President, UFCW 770

 


Miembros del Local 770:

Quiero agradecerles por mantenerse fuertes y unidos durante este largo y frustrante proceso de negociación de contrato. Su intensa dedicación y paciencia fueron escuchadas fuerte y claro durante el Voto de Autorización de Huelga.

Miles de miembros del 770 acudieron a los 21 lugares de votación en 18 ciudades para hacer escuchar sus voces y exigir a los negociadores corporativos presentar un contrato justo. Hoy, los resultados ya están contabilizados en todo el Sur de California.

Nosotros abrumadoramente rechazamos la oferta corporativa. Comparte la siguiente gráfica para demostrar que no nos vamos a rendir hasta que un contrato justo esté en nuestras manos.

Comparte la gráfica

Déjame decirte: Yo me siento energizado para seguir a la siguiente ronda de negociaciones, armado con el poder de tomar una acción económica, de ser necesario, para ganar este contrato – incluso, llamar a una huelga.

Nosotros ganamos demostrando a los ejecutivos que nosotros no aceptaremos sus ofertas insultantes y que no nos echaremos para atrás frente a la avaricia corporativa. Somos el 770. Nosotros nos levantamos, hacemos ruido y luchamos por lo que es justo –siempre.

Nuestro siguiente paso es mantenernos activos y organizados. Manténte informado hablando con tu Representante de la Unión y Delegado en la Tienda así como siguiendo las noticias en UFCW770.org.

Si Podemos!

John Grant
Presidente, UFCW 770



Voto de Autorización de Huelga Programado

Nuestra unión llevará a cabo un voto para autorizar una huelga si es necesario, por parte de los miembros del Local 770 que están empleados en Ralphs, Vons, Albertsons y Pavilions.

¿Por qué un voto para autorizar una huelga?

Los dueños corporativos de las tiendas están retrasando un acuerdo y están exigiendo recortes:

  • 3 meses desde que venció el contrato
  • Recorte del pago tope para empleados de Mercancía General (GM clerks)
  • Recorte de sueldos para cajeros
  • Aumento de sueldo para otros trabajadores de sólo 20 centavos, menos del 1 %.
  • Ponen el plan de seguro médico en riesgo de bancarrota

Todo esto mientras los ejecutivos corporativos se están dando aumentos de 34 % y pagando $250 millones a inversionistas.

Ha llegado el momento de demostrar a las compañías que nosotros ya no aceptaremos esto y que ellos necesitan negociar seriamente un contrato justo. Esto les mostrará que estamos unidos para luchar por lo que es justo.

¿Qué significa un voto de Autorización de Huelga?

Significa que nosotros damos el poder de llamar a huelga, si es necesario, a los negociadores en la mesa de negociaciones. No significa que nos iremos a una huelga inmediatamente, pero si mostramos a los propietarios corporativos de las tiendas que nosotros estamos unidos en nuestra demanda de un contrato que sea justo y balanceado, que respete nuestras contribuciones al éxito de la empresa y que estamos preparados para luchar por él.

¿Qué sigue?

Nosotros vamos a votar el Lunes 24 y el Martes 25 de Junio. Después de que contemos los votos, anunciaremos los resultados. Es absolutamente importante que todos y cada uno de los miembros salgan a votar.

Ojalá que los negociadores corporativos regresen a la mesa de negociaciones y negocien seriamente un acuerdo justo.
Si eso no pasa, continuaremos preparándonos para demostrarles nuestra determinación de lograr un contrato justo y que estamos dispuestos a irnos a huelga si es necesario.

Donde votar


Voting Locations

*Voting is for members working at Albertsons, Ralphs, Vons or Pavilions only

Monday, June 24th

Tuesday, June 25th

Arroyo Grande

Arroyo Grande Office
140 W. Branch Street
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Monday, June 24th
7am – 8pm

Atascadero

Holiday Inn Express
9010 West Front Road
Atascadero, CA 93422

Tuesday, June 25th
7am – 8pm

Camarillo

Camarillo Office
816 Camarillo Springs Road
Camarillo, CA 93012

Monday, June 24th
7am – 8pm

Burbank

Elks Lodge 1497
2232 N Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

Tuesday, June 25th
7am – 8pm

Harbor City

Harbor City Office
25949 Belle Porte Avenue
Harbor City, CA 90710

Monday, June 24th
7am – 8pm

Eagle Rock

City Hall
2035 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Tuesday, June 25th
7am – 6pm

Huntington Park

RFI Workers’ Center
5400 Pacific Boulevard
Huntington Park, CA 90255

Monday, June 24th
7am – 8pm

LAX

Custom Hotel
8639 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Tuesday, June 25th
7am – 8pm

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Office
630 Shatto Place, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Monday, June 24th
7am – 8pm

Montebello

Quiet Cannon
901 Via San Clemente
Montebello, CA 90640

Tuesday, June 25th
7am – 8pm

Mission Hills

Liuna Local 300
14800 Devonshire Street
Mission Hills, CA 91340

Monday, June 24th
7am – 8pm

Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita Office
27125 Sierra Highway, Suite 204
Santa Clarita CA, 91351

Tuesday, June 25th
7am – 8pm

Palmdale

Hilton Garden Inn
1309 W Rancho Vista Boulevard
Palmdale, CA 93551

Monday, June 24th
7am – 8pm

Simi Valley

Grand Vista Hotel
999 Enchanted Way
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Tuesday, June 25th
7am – 8pm

Pasadena

Pasadena Hilton
168 S Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

Monday, June 24th
7am – 8pm

Van Nuys

Airtel Plaza Hotel
7277 Valjean Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Tuesday, June 25th
7am – 8pm

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Office
4213 State Street, Suite 201
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Monday, June 24th
7am – 8pm

Ventura

Teamsters Local 186
1534 Eastman Avenue, Suite B
Ventura, CA 93003

Tuesday, June 25th
7am – 8pm

Woodland Hills

Warner Center Marriott
21850 W Oxnard Street
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Monday, June 24th
7am – 8pm

West Hollywood

St. Ambrose Catholic Church
1281 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Tuesday, June 25th
7am – 6:30pm

Why a Strike Authorization Vote?


Strike Authorization Vote Scheduled

Our union will hold a vote to authorize a strike, if necessary, by members of Local 770 who are employed by Ralphs, Vons, Albertsons, and Pavilions.

Why a strike authorization vote?

The corporate owners of the stores are delaying a deal and demanding takeaways:

  • 3 months since the contract expired
  • Cut top-rate for GM clerks
  • Slash wages for checkers
  • Wage increases for other workers of only 20 cents, less than 1%.
  • Put healthcare plan at risk of bankruptcy 

All this when corporate executives are giving themselves 34% raises and paying out $250 million to investors.

The time has come to show the companies we won’t take this anymore and they need to get serious about a fair deal. This will show them we are united and ready to fight for what is right.

What does a Strike Authorization vote mean?

It means we give the power to call a strike, if necessary, to the negotiators at the table. It does not mean we go on strike right away. But it does show the corporate owners of the stores that we are united in our demand for a fair, balanced contract that respects our contribution to their success, and prepared to fight for it.

What’s next?

We vote on Monday, June 24th and Tuesday, June 25th. After we tally the votes, we will announce the results. It is absolutely critical that every member gets out to vote.

Hopefully the corporate negotiators return to the table and get serious about a fair deal.

If not, we continue to prepare to show them our determination to get a fair deal, and strike if necessary.

  

 


Telephone Town Hall – June 6, 2019

Did you miss the call? 

On Thursday, June 6th at 7 PM, we came together with our union brothers and sisters for our General Membership Telephone Town Hall. We heard urgent updates from the negotiating table and talked about what’s important to you and your Union.

If you weren’t able to tune in for the Telephone Town Hall last week, you have the chance to catch up on what we discussed as a union.

Listen to the full recording of the call below to stay informed: 

 


This is How We Win

770 Members:

We’ve just wrapped up another round of negotiations. While corporate negotiators failed to make a fair wage and health benefits offer, our members have been raising their voices where it matters most: at their stores.

Our 770 Delegation teams at Ralphs, Vons, Albertsons, and other UFCW grocery stores across Southern California have been stepping up to make sure our values are heard by store managers and corporations. Their work is a reminder of who we’re fighting for, and why we’ll win.

Every day, we’re fighting for:
  • Family-Sustaining Fair Wages
  • More, Flexible Hours
  • Health and Retirement Security
  • Job Security in Changing Times
  • Democracy in Our Workplace
  • Better Neighborhood Grocery Stores

This is how we win – by raising our voices together, taking ownership of our union and our stores, and demanding to be recognized as worthy of what we’ve earned.

I am so inspired by these petition delegations all across UFCW 770. To approach management and corporate fearlessly and relentlessly is to be #UnionStrong.

Stand with us and share our pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

We got this,

John Grant
President, UFCW 770


Actualización sobre negociaciones de contrato de supermercados – 7 mayo del 2019

Read in English

Estimados miembros de 770:

Estoy listo.

Acabamos de concluir otra ronda de negociaciones de contrato en las que los directivos corporativos no discutieron ni siquiera UNO de los valores centrales por los que nosotros estamos luchando como Unión. No aumentando un salario justo para ti y tu familia. No salvaguardando las protecciones de atención médica que tú te has ganado. No asegurando más horas y personal para hacer tu trabajo más seguro y mejorar las compras para los clientes que nosotros queremos.

Aquí está el asunto: estas son TUS tiendas. Tú haces el trabajo duro para convertirlas en excelentes lugares para hacer las compras, todos los días. Y además, lo haces con una sonrisa.

Estos ejecutivos corporativos no entienden. Nosotros estamos en la mesa de negociaciones trabajando largas horas para llegar a un acuerdo. Pero estas corporaciones no van a llegar a un acuerdo a menos que nosotros les demostremos el costo y las consecuencias de retrasar un acuerdo. Por eso, mandémosles un mensaje fuerte y claro: meterse con tus compañeros y compañeras de la Unión tiene un precio.

Enséñales el precio de meterse con los trabajadores.

Comparte tu recibo semanal de compras

Te invito a que compartas la página web de abajo con TODOS tus conocidos. Necesitamos que cada uno de tus compañeros de trabajo, tus amigos y familiares envíen su recibo de compras.

Necesitamos poner presión como Unión y como comunidad. Cuando nosotros demostremos que podemos afectarlos en sus bolsillos, ellos van a regresar a la mesa para lograr una verdadera negociación.

Comencemos ahora—comparte tu recibo semanal de compras.

FoodFightUS.com/#receipts

Y ahora vámonos,

John Grant
Presidente, UFCW 770

 


Grocery Contract Negotiations Update – May 7, 2019

Lee en español

Dear 770 Members:

I’m fired up.

We just wrapped yet another round of contract negotiations where corporate executives failed to discuss even ONE of the core values we’re fighting for as a union. No increasing a fair wage for you and your families. No safeguarding the health care protections you’ve earned. No ensuring more hours and staff to make your work safer, and shopping better for the customers we love.

Here’s the deal: these are YOUR stores. You do the hard work to make them great places to shop, every single day. And you do it with a smile.

These corporate executives don’t get it. We’re at the table working long hours to hammer out a deal. But these corporations aren’t going to make a deal unless we show them the cost and consequences of stalling. So let’s send them a message loud and clear: messing with your union brothers and sisters comes with a price.

Show the price of messing with workers.

Share your weekly grocery receipt

I urge you to share the webpage below with EVERYONE you know. We need every single one of your co-workers, your friends, and family to submit their grocery bill.

We need to put the pressure on as a union and a community. When we show we can hurt their bottom line, they’ll come to the table for some real talk.

Let’s get started—share your weekly receipt now.

FoodFightUS.com/#receipts

The next round of negotiations will take place from May 22nd to May 24th.

And now we go,

John Grant
President, UFCW 770


 
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