Harming their Company

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UFCW members asked their community to boycott their stores because the negotiation process was taking longer than they liked.

A strike by local grocery workers could be on the horizon, but for now, those workers don’t want you stepping foot in their San Diego-area stores.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135 are boycotting area stores. Picketing began outside at least five stores this week…

A UFCW Local 135 spokeswoman said 14,000 union members could go on strike in roughly two weeks…

Regarding the UFCW Local 135’s contract demands, [Albertson’s Carlos] Illingworth said: “We’re dealing with complex issues, such as wages, pensions and healthcare. We’re bargaining in good faith and giving negotiations the time and thought that they deserve. We are working hard to find a settlement that is fair to our employees, good for our customers and allows our company to remain competitive.”

 

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UFCW members asked their community to boycott their stores because the negotiation process was taking longer than they liked. A strike by local grocery workers could be on the horizon, but for now, those workers don’t want you stepping foot in their San Diego-area stores. The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135 are boycotting […]

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Retiree Sues UFCW Funds

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A retired union member is suing three UFCW funds for breach of fiduciary duty and discrimination. She alleges that she received the defendants’ approval for knee surgery, but that they refused to pay after she had the surgery.

A retired union worker from Kunkletown is suing UFCW Local 464A Welfare Funds, Local 464A United Food and Commercial Workers Welfare Service Benefit Fund and Local 464A United Food and Commercial Benefit Fund, Board Of Trustees, citing alleged breach of fiduciary duty and discrimination.

Denise Sedorchuck filed a complaint on April 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against the defendants, alleging that they violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on April 29, 2015, she underwent surgery due to degenerative joint disease on her left knee, with the defendants’ approval, but after the procedure, she was denied her benefits under the welfare service benefit funds and has consequently incurred personal expenses.

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A retired union member is suing three UFCW funds for breach of fiduciary duty and discrimination. She alleges that she received the defendants’ approval for knee surgery, but that they refused to pay after she had the surgery. A retired union worker from Kunkletown is suing UFCW Local 464A Welfare Funds, Local 464A United Food […]

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Does Membership Pay?

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washington timesA recently-negotiated contract between the UFCW and a grocery chain will result in lower wages than Walmart pays. And, of course, Walmart workers don’t have to pay union dues.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union has long spearheaded the move to organize Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest private employer. Despite years of friendly media coverage, and hundreds of millions of dollars spent (mostly from the forced dues of employees on fixed incomes), the protests have not succeeded in increasing unionization.

The value proposition that unions offer potential members is that they’d be able to negotiate better employee pay than employees could achieve on their own. This view goes largely unchallenged in today’s culture, and declining unionization rates are often pointed to as a factor in the decline of the country’s middle class. But is this view correct or just politically correct?

Consider last week’s agreement between the UFCW and the retail giant Kroger. In a three-year contract that covers 8,500 Indiana employees, the agreed-upon hourly wage rate is $8.50, with a top hourly wage for seasoned employees of $13.90. (These wage rates are before union dues deductions.)

Compare that to Wal-Mart, which the UFCW group OUR Wal-Mart claims exploits employees. Walmart’s starting wage is $9, which quickly increases to $10 after a six month training program… And its top wage for a cashier in Indiana is $17. Kind of undercuts the argument that unions are needed to negotiate “fair” wages.

So who is the winner from unionization contracts like Kroger’s? Crony union bosses, who sell their members the bill of goods that they can negotiate higher pay then pocket the millions of dollars of dues money paid by their members. It’s a scam.

 

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A recently-negotiated contract between the UFCW and a grocery chain will result in lower wages than Walmart pays. And, of course, Walmart workers don’t have to pay union dues. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union has long spearheaded the move to organize Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest private employer. Despite years of friendly media coverage, […]

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Forgetting about Customers

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benzingaThe UFCW opposes amending a law to allow Walmart to stay open until 11:00 pm in Quebec. Somehow, the union thinks allowing the retailer to remain open late at night would result in “unfair competition.”

Allowing Walmart to remain open until 11:00 PM every day would radically upset the balance among retail businesses. As a result, there would be unfair competition from the American giant with Rona, Reno-Depot and other hardware stores as well as all retail businesses and even shopping centres.

 

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The UFCW opposes amending a law to allow Walmart to stay open until 11:00 pm in Quebec. Somehow, the union thinks allowing the retailer to remain open late at night would result in “unfair competition.” Allowing Walmart to remain open until 11:00 PM every day would radically upset the balance among retail businesses. As a […]

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Are UFCW Members OK with This?

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washington free beaconThe UFCW supports Planned Parenthood, the abortion provider which is under investigation for selling the body parts of aborted babies.

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The UFCW supports Planned Parenthood, the abortion provider which is under investigation for selling the body parts of aborted babies.

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Change of Heart

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sf weeklyA California business owner changed his mind after initially supporting unionization by the UFCW.

“I support the right of workers to organize, but I don’t like the kind of backroom sweetheart deals I’ve seen cooked up between some of the unions and the employers in the cannabis industry,” says Stephen DeAngelo, founder and CEO of Harborside Health Center in Oakland.

At Harborside, workers listened to a union pitch — and voted against joining, DeAngelo tells SF Weekly. “I like even less the idea that a union would try to accomplish legislatively something they couldn’t get workers to directly approve,” he adds. “My CIO-labor-organizer grandfather would be rolling over in his grave at the sight of it.”

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A California business owner changed his mind after initially supporting unionization by the UFCW. “I support the right of workers to organize, but I don’t like the kind of backroom sweetheart deals I’ve seen cooked up between some of the unions and the employers in the cannabis industry,” says Stephen DeAngelo, founder and CEO of […]

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Supporting Lawlessness

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breitbart4The UFCW wants to shut down Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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The UFCW wants to shut down Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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