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Members Reject Macy’s ‘Last, Best and Final’ Offer

Jul 18, 2014 Comments Off kmartinez428@yahoo.com

With nearly 1,000 members getting out to vote on Macy’s ‘last, best and final’ offer, Local 5 members overwhelmingly voted to reject their proposal. By the numbers: 119 – Yes   866 – No 87.9% rejection Local 5 President Ron Lind stated, "Our members have sent a clear message to the company: We want a fair agreement and we are ...

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Urgent Update for Members at Macys

Jul 15, 2014 Comments Off kmartinez428@yahoo.com

Due to a post office delay, many of you have not received the contract information packets that were mailed early last week. You should receive the material soon and copies will be available at our meetings on Wednesday and Thursday this week. We will do our best to provide a complete explanation of the proposed changes ...

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Update for Members at Macy’s

Jul 15, 2014 Comments Off kmartinez428@yahoo.com

The attached documents have been mailed out to Local 5 members working at Macy’s.  Please review all documents and we hope to see you all at the Special Meetings this week to answer any questions and to vote. Again, meeting dates, times and location are as follows: Wednesday, July 16 at 8:00AM or 6:30PM Temple Baptist Church (Near ...

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Bargaining Update for our Members at Macy’s June 14th

Jul 11, 2014 Comments Off kmartinez428@yahoo.com

July 11, 2014 UFCW Local 5, 8 and 648 met with Lucky-Save Mart again on July 9 and 10. Additional dates to discuss Lucky-Save Mart and Foodmaxx matters are set throughout the rest of the month and into August. On the Wednesday the company made a modest increase to the proposal presented on Monday regarding retiree buyouts. ...

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Macy’s Contract Update July 2014

Jul 8, 2014 Comments Off kmartinez428@yahoo.com

Friday, June 27, 2014 After careful consideration of Macy's "last, best and final" offer for a new contract, your bargaining committee has determined that we cannot recommend approval. While the offer is an improvement over the company's most recent position on several issues, including limiting key dates and protecting base schedules for more senior employees, it ...

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Negotiation Update Lucky Save Mart July 8

Jul 8, 2014 Comments Off kmartinez428@yahoo.com

July 8, 2014 Locals 5, 8 & 648 Back in Bargaining Talks between UFCW Locals 5, 8 and 648 restarted on July 7 after a break. Talks on Monday were anchored for Local 5 by e-board member Frank Tallerico, e-board member elect Mark Bearry, president-elect John Nunes and secretary-treasurer elect Jack Landes. Stabilization Agreement & Buyout Proposal The discussions ...

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Bargaining Update for our Members at Macy’s June 14th

Jun 15, 2014 Comments Off kmartinez428@yahoo.com

Saturday, June 14, 2014 After individual discussions with the chief negotiators for Macy’s and Local 5, the Federal Mediator believes that he may be able to assist in reaching a settlement and has asked the company and the union to return to the bargaining table. Both sides have agreed to do so and a bargaining session ...

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Bargaining Update for our Members at Macy’s: June 12th

Jun 13, 2014 Comments Off kmartinez428@yahoo.com

Frequently Asked Questions   Question: Why are negotiations taking so long? Answer: The process is complicated and the contract hasn’t been renegotiated for six years. The company is proposing a lot of changes, particularly with respect to scheduling. Question: What happens if we don’t agree with everything that the company wants? Answer: We can take action to make the company ...

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Macys Bargaining Update June 11

Jun 12, 2014 Comments Off kmartinez428@yahoo.com

This is a special negotiation update for Local 5 members working at Macy's. After more than fifteen days of bargaining your union bargaining committee and the company have failed to reach an agreement for a new contract. While a new company proposal that we received today was a step in the right direction, several hurdles ...

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Bargaining Update Number 9 Lucky SaveMart

Jun 2, 2014 Comments Off kmartinez428@yahoo.com

Lucky-Save Mart Hires Union-Busting Consultant, Company Stalling February 21, 2014 Lucky-Save Mart has not yet agreed to set the next bargaining date. It was discussed during the last negotiating sessions that the company would contact the unions when they had finished analyzing pension information they requested from the Trust Fund. The unions stand ready to bargain, and ...

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