The UFCW supported the Latino and Latina Roundtable in our press conference today regarding DAPA — and they have always supported us — now, let’s support them.
Subject: Emergency Community Briefing Grocery Workers
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:20:48 +0000
BROTHERS AND SISTERS,
The contract covering nearly 50,000 grocery workers expired in March, and the union has been attempting to negotiate a new deal with the Kroger Corporation (owner of Ralphs) and Cerberus Capital (owner of Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, and Albertsons). Grocery workers across Southern California, including UFCW 1428 voted overwhelmingly to reject the employers insulting offer and authorized a strike if contract negotiations break down.
We cannot do this without you. Please join us for an Emergency Community Briefing to bring you up to date. RSVP BY RESPONDING TO THIS EMAIL
FRIDAY JULY 8TH, 10:00 AM
St John The Baptist Catholic Church (Nugent Room, next to Office)
3883 Baldwin Park Blvd, Baldwin Park, CA 91706
**Thank you Fr. Mike and St John’s for the use of the room**
Our members demand respect! Stand strong and united and together we will prevail!
“We don’t want to strike, we understand the impact on consumers, our communities, and our members,” said Rick Icaza, president of the largest local union representing grocery workers, UFCW Local 770. “But the out-of-state corporations and hedge funds controlling the stores may leave us no choice. Despite profits of over a half billion dollars, they are still demanding our workers give up retirement and health care security and forgo raises for two years. That’s not fair, and it’s not right.”
“Grocery workers are the front line for working class families in Southern California,” said John Grant, Secretary Treasurer of Local 770. “These corporations know that if they can take away our hard fought and modest retirement and health care security in the bright light of day, they will have no trouble doing the same to every other working family in California. We have a responsibility not just to our members and other grocery workers, but to every family fighting to make ends meet.”