The UFCW membership has voted to strike if contract negotiations do not move forward and there is a community meeting with the community on Friday regarding the steps ahead. Members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable have been invited. This is the invitation from Sylvia Carranza, UFCW Community Organizer:
Brothers and Sisters:
As many of your know we are in contract negotiations with our biggest employers Ralphs, Vons, Albertsons and Pavilions. Its been 3 months since the contract expired. As you can imagine things are not going good. Our 1428 members will be taking a Strike Vote on Tuesday June 25th. We need your support
Please join us to get an update on contract negotiations and how you can help. We will try to keep the meeting short so that we can do a delegation immediately following. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contract Negotiation Update / Delegation
Friday, June 28, 2PM
705 W. ARROW HIGHWAY
You have probably heard by now that UFCW has reached a tentative agreement with Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons. We feel very positive about the agreement. We will take it to our members on Monday, August 8th for a ratification vote.
I want to personally thank all of you who took the call of action to support the workers. Whether you did a delegation, joined in the marches, leafletted outside of the markets or simply told a grocery worker I support you, this win is also for you. We know this victory could not have happened without the strength and support of the community.
Thank you! Si Se Pudo!!
UFCW 1428 is still in negotiations with Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs. They are voting on proposals August 8th.
Time to heat it up a bit. Put on your sunscreen and walking shoes and join hundreds in a march in support of grocery workers.
GROCERY WORKERS MARCH AND RALLY
Tuesday, August 2nd 11AM
Vans will be available at Local 1428’s offices, leaving at 9:00AM. Please reserve your seat ASAP as space is limited.
Together we can #MakeEndsMeet for grocery workers!!
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