I want to thank you all for your hard work and dedication to your jobs. A special thanks to our Shop Stewards and the UFCW 1496 Executive Board. Your involvement helps make our UFCW family stronger, and the stores you work in more successful. This is a reality you should be proud of. Looking ahead to 2017, please know that we are more determined than ever to defend your rights in the workplace. I would also like to share a few friendly words of advice that will help us be a stronger Union. Read your Union Contract, know your rights. If you need a copy let us know. If you have questions ask us. Review your paychecks for accuracy on a regular basis. Attend quarterly Union Meetings. Know who your Shop Stewards are. Know who your Union Representative is. This information is on your Union bulletin board. If you don’t have a board at your store, call us. Keep us informed of any workplace issues, or concerns you have. Little problems can become big problems if not addressed. Stay informed by visiting our website: www.ufcw1496.org. In the unfortunate event you are called into a meeting with management that could result in disciplinary action against you or a fellow worker ask for Union Representation. It’s your right. Look out for each other. You are the Union, We work for you!