Anchorage/Eagle River @ UFCW Office (501 W. Northern Lights Blvd)
Palmer/Wasilla @ Menard Sports Center Wasilla
Eagle River @ Parks & Rec (12001 Business Blvd)
Homer @Birdaka Inn (Downstairs Conference Room
Kenai/Soldotna @ Aspen Inn Soldotna
Kenai/Soldotna @ Aspen Inn Soldotna
Seward @ Breeze Inn
Fairbanks @ UFCW Office (2120 S. Cushman Suite 201)
North Pole @ North Pole Plaza (next to Ben Franklin)
Ketchikan @ Best Western Landing (Downstairs Conference Room)
Ketchikan @ Best Western Landing (Upstairs Banquet Room)
Petersburg @ Scandia House
Juneau @ Travel Lodge Glacier Highway
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Statistics Through July 2017
GRIEVANCES FILED 98
GRIEVANCES SETTLED 91
MEMBERS (back to work) REINSTATEMENTS 3
LOST VACATION DAYS RECOVERED 74
LOST PERSONAL DAYS RECOVERED 29
LOST WAGES RECOVERED FOR MEMBERS $ 30,748.02
“Know your Contract, track your accruals via HR Direct or by calling your employee services center”
The Annual Fairbanks Labor Day parade and picnic is on Monday, September 4th. The parade starts at 12:00 noon at the Noel Wien Library and ends at the Pioneer Park. The picnic is being held there starting at 1:00 pm. The admission is $5 per person or $10 per family. Those who walk in the parade will be admitted to the picnic for free. Any questions or need additional information, just give our Fairbanks Office a call at 456-6571.
Whether you’re signing off on an IGA’s Employers basic policy and procedure, Kroger/Fred Meyer 30 page Employee Manual or Albertson’s/Safeway lengthy 102 page Retail Policy and Procedure Handbook, you’re acknowledging that you have read and understood it. You should receive your own copy of the policy and procedures and have time to read and review it “On The Clock”! Be sure to ask the Employer questions if there is anything you’re unsure of before you sign it. If you have been denied your own copy of the Handbook and have Not been allowed time to read and review the Employers Policies on the clock, be sure to notify your Shop Steward or contact your Union Representative immediately at (907) 258-1496 or 1-(800) 258-1496 or Fairbanks 907-456-6571.
How you spend your money can make a difference for our country, our communities, our families and our friends. By purchasing union-made goods and services made by companies that provide fair wages, safe working conditions and access to health care, you are helping protect and grow America’s middle class. Check out Labor 411.org to help make your consumer decisions easy. Some of the many school supplies that are union made are International Paper, Swingline, 5-Star, Acco, Sharp, Shaeffer, Parker, Master Lock, Kleenex and Puffs tissues. Check out stillmadeinusa.com for items made right here in the USA. New Balance shoes, sterlite containers, Crayola crayons, papermate, avery binders, expo markers, sharpie, mead notebooks, and Elmers Glue are some school supplies still made here—simply look for the made in USA label.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marc Perrone, President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, wrote an op-ed for CNN that explains why Amazon buying Whole Foods could lead to thousands of Whole Foods workers losing their jobs.
“As Wall Street celebrates the news of Amazon buying Whole Foods, thousands of workers at Whole Foods stores across the country must now worry about losing their jobs. They have good reason to be concerned. The Amazon-Whole Foods merger is not about improving customer service, products or choice, it is about destroying Whole Foods jobs through Amazon-style automation. Amazon’s very business model is to remove as many humans from all facets of production and service as possible. Just as Walmart’s big-box model destroyed small businesses when it spread across the country, Amazon’s automation model, if widely adopted, potentially poses a huge threat to America’s 16-million-strong service and retail workforce. If anyone doubts this vision, and what Amazon likely has in store for Whole Foods and the people who work there, observe that Amazon has already showed its hand by announcing its no-employees Amazon Go model.”
The annual Health Fairs are one of the most appreciated and valuable benefits the Coalition offers to its members and their health plan participants. Last year, HCCMCA provided health fair services to more than 7,500 people at 10 locations. The Alaska UFCW Health and Welfare Trust invites you and your eligible dependents to participate in the upcoming Alaska Coalition Health Fairs at the following locations:
Anchorage: October 7th & 8th, October 14th & 15h, and November 4th & 5th at the Ted Stevens International Airport North Terminal.
Fairbanks: September 23rd & 24th at Carlson Center.
Juneau: October 22nd at Centennial Hall.
Mat-Su Valley: September 23rd at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center.
Soldotna: October 21st at Central Peninsula Hospital.
As the Annual Health Fairs have continued to grow in attendance, HCCMCA is implementing some important changes for 2017 to better serve you:
· All participants will be required to pre-register on-line and schedule an appointment time for lab tests. This will help reduce waiting times and improve efficiency.
· The Anchorage Health Fairs will be held at the North Terminal of the Ted Stevens International Airport which will provide more adequate parking and overall space.
· Pre-registration will close the Sunday night prior to each Health Fair.
· More information will be available in upcoming newsletters.
Summer Road trip? Before you hit the road this summer, make sure your car is in good, safe condition to drive. Use the Union Plus Goodyear Discount for tires and services, to keep your car in good shape and save money.
· Save 10% off all Goodyear tires or 5% off sale tires at company-owned Goodyear and Just Tires.
· Save 5% off sale tires at company-owned Goodyear and Just Tires.
· Save 10% off care service, including auto maintenance, auto parts or 5% off preventative maintenance.
Many Goodyear tires are made by members of the United Steelworkers of America and the United Food and Commercial Workers, so you can support your fellow labor union members and service your car at the same time.
Renting a Car? Going out of town and need to rent a car? Car rental can be expensive, so you’ll want to take advantage of your UFCW member discounts. Check out these car rental companies and be sure to give them the reference ID and mention you are a union member.
· Avis Car rental—800-698-5685—reference AWD #B723700.
· Budget Care Rental—800-455-2848—reference BCD #V816100.
· Hertz Car Rental—800-654-2200—reference CDP #205666.
· Dollar Car Rental—800-800-4000—reference CDP #3042236.
· Thrifty Car Rental—800-847-4389—reference CDP #3042238.
· Payless Car Rental—800-729-5377—reference PDN #A071900.
MOVIE DISCOUNTS Read reviews, watch trailers, choose your movie and showtimes, and even order your E-tickets. Save at your choice of three national movie theater chains.
· AMC Theaters—Save 22% on AMC Green E-Ticket. Order online, print and redeem.
· Regal Cinemas—Save 24% on Premiere Print-At-Home E-Tickets (Any movie, anytime) with no expiration date.
· Cinemark Theaters—Save 10% on Cinemark’s Platinum E-Supersaver E-Ticket with no expiration date. Order online, print and redeem.
Access these discounts and more by registering and/or logging into Union Plus Website, www.unionplus.com.
All members in the Anchorage/Eagle River Safeway stores, Journeyman and above should have received a $0.25 raise as of June 4th per contract. If you have not received your raise or would like to know if you are due for one, just give us a call at 258-1496.
The Kroger Co, Atlanta Division, announced that associates working at Kroger stores in the Atlanta metro and surrounding area have ratified new labor agreements with UFCW Local 1996. “These are among the most significant agreements that have been negotiated here and across the country. The new agreements provide significant pay raises through new pay scales and hourly increases. In addition to more money for associates over the term, it continues to provide good, affordable health care and secure pension benefits.” said Steve Lomax, President of UFCW 1996. “We are pleased to reach agreements that make significant financial investments in our associates and enables them to continue to serve our customers with excellence,” said Bruce Lucia, President of Kroger’s Atlanta Division. Both Lomax and Lucia commended the work of the bargaining committees for the Union and the company. The contracts cover over 28,000 Kroger associates working in 164 stores in the Atlanta area and 11 stores in Savannah.
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