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one of the others
Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 5:38 pm

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Interesting analogy (using the word "digestion"), don't you think, J.B. You know what the end product of digestion is. I hope that terminology does not foretell a contract the members will be looking at.

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John Briley
Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 3:12 pm

Joined: 21 Nov 2007
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Regarding the above, I just ran across the following article from our UFCW I.U. website dated May 18, 2016.

Quote:


http://www.ufcw.org/2016/05/18/final-overtime-rule-is-welcome-news-to-retail-workers/

FINAL OVERTIME RULE IS WELCOME NEWS TO RETAIL WORKERS

May 18, 2016

– Today, the UFCW made the following statement about the final overtime rule being released by the Department of Labor.

“Because of outdated overtime rules, a management position in the retail sector too often comes with the expectation that you’ll work longer hours with no opportunity to earn overtime,” said UFCW International President Marc Perrone.

“It is not uncommon to see managers who earn a modest salary at grocery stores and retail shops work 50 or 60 hours per week with no extra pay. By increasing the overtime threshold, we can begin to put an end to this unfair practice and see more hours given to people who really want them.”

Women, minorities and millenials are the most likely people to work in retail stores who hire low-salary managers. By updating our overtime rules, millions of them will finally see their paycheck reflect all the hours that they put into work.

In 1975, more than 60 percent of salaried workers were guaranteed overtime pay. Today, just 7 percent are.

In 2013, 41 percent of 25- to 34-year-olds in management roles currently exempt from overtime earned less than $50,000.

People in management positions typically earn between $1,520 and $3,995 per week (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Meaning this new threshold of $913 per week is still well below the salary of a person who is most likely to be performing supervisory duties.


Question:

How does Marc Perrone, our UFCW I.U. President, have the "cojones" to state the above, yet, "allows" our UFCW Local Union Leaders to negotiate and ratify contracts that "delete" long standing overtime rules that for years, have benefited our UFCW members & their families?


Once again as a reminder,......

Case in point!

Quote:


UFCW Local 5 / Nob Hill Agreement 2015

http://www.uncharted.ca/images/users/ssigurdur/2015_nobhill_tentative_agrmnt.pdf

Stabilization Agreement:

http://www.uncharted.ca/images/users/ssigurdur/ufcw_raleys_nobhill_stabilization_agreement.pdf

"If one is to believe that the Stabilization Agreement will be "considered extinguished in their entirety", then you have to ask yourself WHY is "some" contract language "allegedly" to be "extinguished" in the Stabilization Agreement now found in the "NEW DEAL"!

*******************************************************************
Team Nunes had the "audacity" to DELETE the following "long standing" Premium Pay language found in UFCW Local 5's Nob Hill Contract.

************************************************
Please refer to the above mentioned Agreement (Item #12. / Premium Pay)

Cross-check said deleted section(s) with the,..

C.B.A. between UFCW Local 5 & Nob Hill.

Dated: 12-3-2011 - 10-11-2014 (pages 25-27)

Section 6.

Hours, Overtime and Sunday Premium Pay.

Time and One-Third (1-1/3) the Straight-Time Hourly Rate:

6.2.1.1. = Work performed on Sunday shall be paid at a rate of one and one-third
(1-1/3) times the straight time hourly rate.

Time and One-Half (1-1/2) The Straight-Time Hourly Rate of Pay:

6.2.2.4. = Work on the fifth (5th) and sixth (6th) day worked in a week containing one of the holidays named in this Agreement not including holiday worked.

Double-Time (2) The Straight-time Hourly Rate:

6.2.3.2. = Work performed on Sunday which is a day in excess of five (5) consecutive days by a scheduled five-day employee, except when the schedule of said employee who has had or is to have two (2) consecutive days off is changed in accordance with this Agreement.

6.2.3.5. = Work performed after five (5) hours on a Sunday until a meal period is taken.

6.2.3.6. = Work performed on a Sunday until ten (10) hours between shifts has elapsed.

Double-Time and One-Quarter (2-1/4) Times the Straight Time Hourly Rate of Pay:

6.2.4.1. = Work performed in excess of eight [8] hours on Sunday.

Double-Time and One-Half (2-1/2) times the Straight Time Hourly Rate of Pay:

6.2.5.1. = Work performed by an employee on Sunday when Sunday was a scheduled day off and the employee was given shorter notice than that required by the Agreement shall receive a minimum of eight [8] hours' pay for that day; but if such employee works six (6) days during that calendar week, work performed on that Sunday shall be paid at the rate of time and one-half (1-1/2) the straight-time hourly rate, and that on the sixth (6th) day worked shall be paid for at the applicable overtime rate.

6.2.5.2. = Work performed on Sunday which is in excess of six (6) consecutive days by a six day employee.

6.2.5.3. = Work performed after five (5) hours until a meal period is taken on a holiday unless the exception stated in Section 7.5 is applicable.

6.2.5.4. = Work performed on a holiday until ten (10) hours between shifts has elapsed.

Triple-Time (3) the Straight-Time Hourly Rate:

6.2.6.1. = Work in excess of eight [8] hours on a holiday named in this Agreement.


Has in typical UFCW fashion,........


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John Briley
Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:06 pm

Joined: 21 Nov 2007
Posts: 2150
Quote:


http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_29967085/san-francisco-new-york-san-jose-costliest-cities

San Francisco, New York, San Jose: costliest cities for renters

By Richard Scheinin

The Mercury News / 6-1-16

Excerpt:

San Jose is now the third-most expensive rental market in the country.

Only San Francisco and New York are costlier.

That's according to May statistics from Zumper, the apartment rental website. Its national rent report shows San Jose edging past Boston for the first time. Boston is now ranked fourth, while -- a sawbuck behind -- Oakland is tied with Washington, D.C., at No. 5.

All of this is an uncomfortable reminder of how difficult it is for low-income and middle-class earners to get by in the Bay Area. The median price for a one-bedroom apartment is $3,590 in San Francisco, $2,290 in San Jose and $2,270 in Oakland, according to the report.

Note:

Zumper National Rent Report: June 2016

https://www.zumper.com/blog/2016/05/zumper-national-rent-report-june-2016/

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John Briley
Post Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:27 pm

Joined: 21 Nov 2007
Posts: 2150
@ Team Nunes and Team Perrone,........

While we wait and wait and wait ...... for Team SaveMart / Luckys to,......

Quote:

Company Digesting Local 5 Call for Contract Resolution

http://ufcw5.org/save-mart-lucky-update-may-3-2016/

Save Mart Lucky Update, May 3, 2016


In addition with today being Saturday, June 4, 2016, it is now 18 months and counting, since the Savemart / Lucky Contract Siege began on 11-16-14 here at UFCW Local 5!

Again I ask, ......



On behalf of our Local 5 SaveMart / Lucky Members to resolve this matter once and for all?

By way of an example of a "another" Labor Union / Members kicking some Employer ASS, check this out!

Quote:


http://labornotes.org/2016/06/verizon-strikers-show-corporate-giants-can-be-beat

Verizon Strike Shows Corporate Giants Can Be Beat

June 03, 2016 / Dan DiMaggio

Labor Notes

Excerpt:

Thirty-nine thousand Verizon strikers returned to work June 1 with their heads held high, after a 45-day strike in which they beat back company demands for concessions on job security and flexibility, won 1,300 additional union jobs, and achieved a first contract at seven Verizon Wireless stores.

****************************
The CWA and Electrical Workers (IBEW) won a 10.5 percent wage increase over four years, increased contributions to their pensions, protections against outsourcing of call center jobs, and a reversal of the sub-contracting of some pole work.


The UFCW Paper Tiger Reputation is alive and well!

@ Team Nunes and Team Perrone,......

Why are WE..... (UFCW) so,..........


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John Briley
Post Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:07 am

Joined: 21 Nov 2007
Posts: 2150
Well...Well.... look who is talking tough!

or.....

really...really.....trying to?


Quote:



https://twitter.com/marc_perrone

Marc Perrone ‏@Marc_Perrone Jun 3

Strikes Still Work!

http://bit.ly/1sSbfx4

#Organize
#Unions
#1u


@ UFCW I.U. President Marc Perrone,..... talk is cheap!

Pull the trigger and "finally end" the SaveMart / Lucky Contract Siege at UFCW Local 5!


@ Team Nunes and Team Perrone,......The UFCW Paper Tiger Reputation is alive and well!

And you say what?????

Quote:


http://ufcw5.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ModifiedLSMFlyer.pdf

UN-Lucky
Six Year Wage Freeze
We’ve Had Enough!

We are the “un-Lucky” employees of Lucky Stores. We have not received a wage increase in six years. We granted the employer multiple concessions during the Great Recession to help them regain profitability. Those concessions expired in August of 2014. Instead of rewarding our loyalty and recognizing the financial sacrifices our families had to endure, Lucky made the takeaways permanent!

Wage freeze for 6 years in Bay Area’s hottest economy ever
Hundreds of employees reduced by $5 an hour
Loss of vacation time
Loss of holidays
Loss of holiday pay
Loss of Sunday pay
Loss of graveyard shift pay

Lucky has saved $75 million due to our great financial sacrifices and has become very profitable. Moreover, they have been granting big bonuses to management. If you agree that this is wrong, help us change the company’s attitude. While shopping today ask the manager to stop the takeaways and pay a living wage. You can also reach the company at 1-800-692-5710. Make sure you let the company know how you feel about the way they treat their employees.

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John Briley
Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:10 pm

Joined: 21 Nov 2007
Posts: 2150
Quote:


Company Digesting Local 5 Call for Contract Resolution

http://ufcw5.org/save-mart-lucky-update-may-3-2016/

Save Mart Lucky Update, May 3, 2016


Well it appears that SaveMart / Luckys has been digesting multiple strategic moves here in Northern California.

Here's one of them.

Quote:


http://www.thereporter.com/general-news/20160607/save-mart-closing-distribution-center

Save Mart closing distribution center

By Reporter Staff

POSTED: 06/07/16

Save Mart Supermarkets announced Tuesday afternoon that the Vacaville Distribution Center is closing.

Nannette Miranda, public affairs manager, said in a short announcement that Save Mart “is consolidating its supply chain and will close the Vacaville center” at 700 Crocker Drive.

“The company plans to cease operations this fall and then prepare the facility for lease,” Miranda wrote in the statement.

There are 323 people that work at the Vacaville Distribution Center.

They will work until early to mid-August. Everyone will be offered a severance package.

While this facility is being shut down, we have other distribution centers in the supply chain network, according to Miranda.

The Vacaville site is one of the dry grocery warehouses. Save Mart is consolidating that with an existing Central Valley facility. They intend to prepare the nearly 850,000-square foot space in Vacaville to lease and will work with the city to find a new tenant, center officials noted.


Unfortunately as of today's date, Friday, June 10, 2016, SaveMart / Luckys continues digesting the Local 5 deal?
http://ufcw5.org



@ Landes, Nunes and Henneberry,...... you continue to demonstrate how,......



.....you really are!
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John Briley
Post Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:29 pm

Joined: 21 Nov 2007
Posts: 2150
Quote:

Company Digesting Local 5 Call for Contract Resolution

http://ufcw5.org/save-mart-lucky-update-may-3-2016/

Save Mart Lucky Update, May 3, 2016


Well,..... today is Sunday, June 19, 2016 and SaveMart / Luckys continues digesting the Local 5 deal?
http://ufcw5.org

Obviously Team Nunes and Team Perrone are witholding something here!

Got to wonder why the delay?

@ Perrone,......



and



Landes, Nunes and Henneberry,......


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John Briley
Post Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:47 pm

Joined: 21 Nov 2007
Posts: 2150


As the SaveMart / Luckys Contract Siege continues here at UFCW Local 5, it's important that we keep November 16, 2014, as the starting point for this "historic sellout" by Team Nunes and Team Perrone!

Quote:


http://ufcw5.org/lucky-save-mart-negotiations-update/

Lucky-Save Mart Negotiations Update

May 8, 2015

As you recall, Save Mart-Lucky unlawfully implemented their Last, Best and Final agreement on November 16, 2014. Local 5 immediately arranged strike vote meetings and filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against Save Mart/Lucky for forcing the concessions on Local 5 members without first exhausting the negotiation process.

To the dismay of Local 5 and our Save Mart/Lucky UFCW members, the International Union stepped into the process and invoked Constitutional Article 23(A) prohibiting members from taking a strike vote on the Last, Best and Final offer from Save Mart/Lucky, allowing the continuation of the concessions. Moreover, Local 5 was refused a review of Save Mart/Lucky’s financial records to determine if concessions were even justified.

Raley’s/Nob Hill also recently claimed financial hardship while in negotiations with Local 5. However, in contrast to Save Mart/Lucky, Raley’s invited Local 5 to review their financial records to substantiate their claims. As a result, some financial relief was justified but not to the extent Raley’s/Nob Hill was seeking. After a strike vote was declared by Local 5, a fair and equitable tentative agreement for our members was reached that included removal of some existing concessions with two lump sum bonuses and a wage increase.

Likewise, Save Mart/Lucky’s irresponsible action in unlawfully implementing their concessionary Last, Best and Final offer while refusing to justify a financial hardship demands a firm reciprocal response by Local 5 members. Unfortunately, until the International Union rescinds Article 23(A) and allows the right of UFCW members to vote on their own contract Local 5 must wait on the National Labor Relations Board to adjudicate this matter which could unnecessarily cause a delay of a year or more.

In the meantime, Local 5 is continuing our efforts to convince the International Union to do the right thing and rescind Article 23(A).


Followed by, Team Nunes & Team Perrone allowing the "Contract Siege" to continue thru the entire year of,........



Without applying any meaningful pressure to SaveMart / Luckys!

Team Nunes & Team Perrone, followed with this "weak" announcement on May 3, 2016,......



Specifically,....

Quote:


http://ufcw5.org/save-mart-lucky-update-may-3-2016/

Save Mart Lucky Update, May 3, 2016

May 3, 2016

Company Digesting Local 5 Call for Contract Resolution

Local 5 President John Nunes and a representative of the international union had a conference call with SaveMart-Luckys CEO and Board Chairman on Friday April 29. The purpose of the call was to answer management questions about Local 5’s position on getting to an agreement that can be ratified by the membership.

The company continues to cost out the offer for settlement and debate it internally. The time for calculation and debate is closing. When an answer is received from the company the membership will be notified and appropriate next steps will be taken.


With today being Friday, July 8, 2016,, it appears that the "Company continues Digesting Local 5's call for a Contract Resolution"!

Seriously,.....how long does it take for this Employer to say YES or NO to resolving this issue once and for all?????

@ Team Nunes & Team Perrone,......


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John Briley
Post Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:46 am

Joined: 21 Nov 2007
Posts: 2150
In a letter dated July 28, 2016, UFCW Local 5 President John Nunes notifies Local 5's Lucky / Save Mart Members, of an impending Union Dues Reduction!

Quote:

Excerpt:

Local 5 members have not had a wage increase for several years and have been denied the one opportunity to fight to improve their economic well-being through a strike vote and subsequent strike action, if necessary .

As a result, I recommended to Local 5 Executive Board, which was approved, a conditional union dues reduction for all Lucky / Save Mart members to the minimum allowed under the International Constitution, which is $32 dollars monthly.

This will be a reduction between $24 dollars for meat cutters and food clerks to $7 dollars for Service Clerks.

The dues reduction will remain in effect until a non-imposed agreement is reached with Lucky / Save Mart, one in which you will be allowed the opportunity to vote. The dues deduction will be processed and mailed as a refund commencing in August.

It will be issued as a refund, so you must continue to pay your regular union dues owed.


Wait a minute...... Say what???

Did I just read that UFCW Local 5 President John Nunes notified Local 5's Lucky / Save Mart Members, of an impending Union Dues Reduction?

You ask for what reason?

Well, it appears that President Nunes is embarrassed by his "failed leadership" as Local 5's Director of Collective Bargaining, including as President at Local 5 by allowing the numerous Concessionary Contracts that were negotiated and subsequently ratified here at UFCW Local 5 over the past several years!

President Nunes answers the "reasons" for the above in his opening paragraph in his July 28, 2016 letter.....

Quote:


Excerpt:

As many of you are aware, in August 2014 two years of temporary concessions, which began in August 2012, expired in accordance with the 2012 agreement.

Local 5 members endured significant economic hardship to grant financial relief to Lucky / Save Mart during this period, allowing the company to regain its financial health and once again become profitable.

Nevertheless, Lucky / Save Mart proposed a return of many of the same concessions during the bargaining process in 2014.


Clearly in my view,...........



Furthermore, it is my understanding that Local 5 hasn't finalized a Contract with FoodMaxx, owned by Save Mart, for many years now!

You remember........
FoodMaxx Members Disrespected!
http://forums.uncharted.ca/viewtopic.php?t=2669


@ Landes, Nunes and Henneberry,.....



Question: Where's the Union Dues Reduction for Local 5's FoodMaxx Members?

Speaking of Union Dues Reduction!

What about our Local 5 Nob Hill Members?

You guys have to remember your infamous Concessionary Contract you consummated with Nob Hill,.....right??

Quote:






UFCW Local 5 / Nob Hill Agreement 2015

http://www.uncharted.ca/images/users/ssigurdur/2015_nobhill_tentative_agrmnt.pdf

Stabilization Agreement:

http://www.uncharted.ca/images/users/ssigurdur/ufcw_raleys_nobhill_stabilization_agreement.pdf

"If one is to believe that the Stabilization Agreement will be "considered extinguished in their entirety", then you have to ask yourself WHY is "some" contract language "allegedly" to be "extinguished" in the Stabilization Agreement now found in the "NEW DEAL"!

*******************************************************************
Team Nunes had the "audacity" to DELETE the following "long standing" Premium Pay language found in UFCW Local 5's Nob Hill Contract.

************************************************
Please refer to the above mentioned Agreement (Item #12. / Premium Pay)

Cross-check said deleted section(s) with the,..

C.B.A. between UFCW Local 5 & Nob Hill.

Dated: 12-3-2011 - 10-11-2014 (pages 25-27)

Section 6.

Hours, Overtime and Sunday Premium Pay.

Time and One-Third (1-1/3) the Straight-Time Hourly Rate:

6.2.1.1. = Work performed on Sunday shall be paid at a rate of one and one-third
(1-1/3) times the straight time hourly rate.

Time and One-Half (1-1/2) The Straight-Time Hourly Rate of Pay:

6.2.2.4. = Work on the fifth (5th) and sixth (6th) day worked in a week containing one of the holidays named in this Agreement not including holiday worked.

Double-Time (2) The Straight-time Hourly Rate:

6.2.3.2. = Work performed on Sunday which is a day in excess of five (5) consecutive days by a scheduled five-day employee, except when the schedule of said employee who has had or is to have two (2) consecutive days off is changed in accordance with this Agreement.

6.2.3.5. = Work performed after five (5) hours on a Sunday until a meal period is taken.

6.2.3.6. = Work performed on a Sunday until ten (10) hours between shifts has elapsed.

Double-Time and One-Quarter (2-1/4) Times the Straight Time Hourly Rate of Pay:

6.2.4.1. = Work performed in excess of eight [8] hours on Sunday.

Double-Time and One-Half (2-1/2) times the Straight Time Hourly Rate of Pay:

6.2.5.1. = Work performed by an employee on Sunday when Sunday was a scheduled day off and the employee was given shorter notice than that required by the Agreement shall receive a minimum of eight [8] hours' pay for that day; but if such employee works six (6) days during that calendar week, work performed on that Sunday shall be paid at the rate of time and one-half (1-1/2) the straight-time hourly rate, and that on the sixth (6th) day worked shall be paid for at the applicable overtime rate.

6.2.5.2. = Work performed on Sunday which is in excess of six (6) consecutive days by a six day employee.

6.2.5.3. = Work performed after five (5) hours until a meal period is taken on a holiday unless the exception stated in Section 7.5 is applicable.

6.2.5.4. = Work performed on a holiday until ten (10) hours between shifts has elapsed.

Triple-Time (3) the Straight-Time Hourly Rate:

6.2.6.1. = Work in excess of eight [8] hours on a holiday named in this Agreement.


@ Landes, Nunes and Henneberry,........
Question: Where's the Union Dues Reduction for Local 5's Nob Hill Members?


@ UFCW Local 5's Executive Board,........
http://ufcw5.org/ufcw-local-5-executive-board/

As to the issue of fairness on behalf of Local 5's FoodMaxx and Nob Hill Members, you must authorize a Union Dues Reduction to both Bargaining Units, .....

And Your Votes say what?

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John Briley
Post Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:51 pm

Joined: 21 Nov 2007
Posts: 2150
Quote:

In a letter dated July 28, 2016, UFCW Local 5 President John Nunes notifies Local 5's Lucky / Save Mart Members, of an impending Union Dues Reduction!


As a follow up to my previous post above, here's a copy of President Nunes July 28, 2016 letter for your information and review.
http://www.uncharted.ca/images/users/ssigurdur/201607628_ufcw_dues_reduction.pdf

For the record, I believe that it is important that we also include Local 5's President John Nunes, "current" website statement found here.

Quote:

http://ufcw5.org/presidents-office/

PRESIDENT’S OFFICE

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

December 15, 2015

Dear Local 5 Sisters & Brothers:

Since elected by the membership and taking office in December 2014 Local 5 has faced many challenges with much success. My first order of business as President was to uphold my campaign promise to cancel a previously authorized dues increase and stabilize Local 5’s finances from a significant budget deficit. The dues increase was cancelled and through increased efficiencies and the elimination of wasteful spending Local 5 is on solid financial ground. Most importantly, Local 5 was determined to reverse the last few years of concessionary agreements which were the by-product of the Great Recession of 2008-2009. Although success was achieved, we still need to reach agreement with one last persistent hold-over, Save Mart/Lucky.

Many of our contracted union employers struggled through the global financial crisis that lasted five years and were in immediate need of financial relief. The destructive and reckless greed of Wall Street bankers left tens of thousands of bankruptcies and business failures in its aftermath, including two of our long time union employers, Andronicos and PW Markets.

Andronicos approached Local 5 in 2011 for financial relief, and requested to open bargaining for a new agreement early in an effort to remain in business. The members realized their employers challenging fiscal condition and stepped up to grant modest economic relief. They are now in solid financial condition and renovating stores while 400 good paying union jobs have been saved.

Most of the earlier concessions in the Andronicos contract have been won back and three years of wage increases were negotiated. This is a prime example of the employer and union working collaboratively in good times and bad to keep the company fiscally healthy while maintain well-paying union jobs. PW Markets did not approach Local 5 for similar relief and, unfortunately, they succumbed to the Great Recession and 800 union jobs were lost.

The financial distress of our larger employers continued during the 2012 bargaining cycle, with Save Mart/Lucky and Raley’s/Nob Hill also requesting similar financial relief granted to bankrupt Andronicos. After a review of their financial records by a union designated auditor, it was determined some financial relief in the union contract was appropriate to prevent additional store closings and layoffs.

The recession is now a footnote in history and the Bay Counties are in the midst of a full economic recovery. Local 5 has been successful in achieving raises with our many employers, maintaining current benefit plans at no cost to employees and improving contract language. Some very good agreements have been reached with Nob Hill Foods, Safeway, Rite Aid and Andronicos. Local 5 has also finalized similarly good contracts in our Wholesale Meat and Agricultural Divisions.

Save Mart/Lucky is the challenge remaining. Save Mart/Lucky came to the bargaining table in 2011 claiming financial distress. After a review of their financial records it was determined by the prior administration of Local 5 that financial relief was justified and an array of concessions were granted. The Lucky/Save Mart take-backs were to be for a temporary two year period expiring in August 2014. Nonetheless, Save Mart/ Lucky insisted on continuing the concessions without making additional claims of financial hardship. Further, with the savings from the employee concessions, now totaling $60 million, Save Mart/Lucky promised to re-invest and renovate their stores, but has made little progress in this area.

In November 2014, Save Mart/Lucky stopped negotiating with Local 5 and forcefully imposed a continuation of the take-aways. Shortly thereafter, the members voted by a 99% margin to reject the contract and strike their employer only to be overridden by the International Union. Save Mart/ Lucky members have endured five years with no wage increases, and the two years of temporary concessions have morphed into three and one half years, while management has received handsome bonuses. Employees lost Memorial Day as a paid holiday, premium pay on Sundays and Holidays and night premium for most employees. It will now take a new Multi-Purpose Clerk between 12 and 15 years to achieve the top wage scale, currently $18.50 per hour. Additionally, Courtesy Clerks are being required to temporarily step-up to higher paid positions taking hours and wages away from Senior Food Clerks and Multi- Purpose Clerks.

Save Mart/Lucky has rebounded from the financial woes of the Great Recession and is now in good financial condition due largely from the employee concessions and the remarkable recovery here in the Bay Area. Hundreds of new employees have been hired, store volume and profits are up considerably and stores are beginning to be renovated. Although we all applaud Save Mart/Lucky for their successful economic turn-around, Local 5 will not allow our members to be left behind. Local 5 will continue to fight until economic justice is achieved.

Save Mart/Lucky recently reached out to Local 5 to re-start contract talks. The parties met on December 10th with the assistance from a Federal Mediator and the UFCW International Union. Some progress was achieved through these discussions and another date will be set in January. Please refer to the ufcw5.org website for more information.

In Solidarity,

John Nunes

President


You will note that President Nunes makes reference to Consessionary Contracts with SaveMart / Luckys in his website posting dating back to,......

Quote:
Save Mart/Lucky is the challenge remaining. Save Mart/Lucky came to the bargaining table in 2011 claiming financial distress. After a review of their financial records it was determined by the prior administration of Local 5 that financial relief was justified and an array of concessions were granted. The Lucky/Save Mart take-backs were to be for a temporary two year period expiring in August 2014. Nonetheless, Save Mart/ Lucky insisted on continuing the concessions without making additional claims of financial hardship. Further, with the savings from the employee concessions, now totaling $60 million, Save Mart/Lucky promised to re-invest and renovate their stores, but has made little progress in this area.


and,......

In his most recent letter dated July 28, 2016 he states,.......

Quote:
As many of you are aware, in August 2014 two years of temporary concessions, which began in August 2012, expired in accordance with the 2012 agreement.

Local 5 members endured significant economic hardship to grant financial relief to Lucky / Save Mart during this period, allowing the company to regain its financial health and once again become profitable.

Nevertheless, Lucky / Save Mart proposed a return of many of the same concessions during the bargaining process in 2014.


What Local 5 President John Nunes refuses to admit are the following facts!

President Nunes, under his own admission during his election campaign, takes credit for exposing the SaveMart / Lucky Concessionary Contract dating back to 2007!

Quote:

Per John Nunes:

In 2007, I was a critic of the restructured Save Mart agreement that has morphed into the current concessionary contract.

Note: Sounds like we "may" have found out who the author was for the infamous / controversial Local 5 color coded "takeaways" document back in 2007.

http://www.uncharted.ca/images/users/ssigurdur/savemart_cba_comparison_local5.pdf


In addition to the fact that in spite of Local 5 President John Nunes desperate attempt(s) to constantly "pass the buck / point the finger" at everyone else but himself,......

Quote:
After a review of their financial records it was determined by the prior administration of Local 5 that financial relief was justified and an array of concessions were granted.


The fact of the matter is that as UFCW Local 5's Director of Collective Bargaining / President,......John Nunes, was responsible for and or had a hand in negotiating the majority of these Concessionary Contracts currently in effect at Local 5!

Additionally, as far as I'm concerned when Local 5 Leaders start referencing Local 5's Concessionary Contracts with SaveMart / Luckys, 2007 must be included in the discussion / equation!

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John Briley
Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:00 pm

Joined: 21 Nov 2007
Posts: 2150
With today being Friday, October 14, 2016, ..........



Once again it appears that Team Nunes has gone underground with respect to any meaningful updates as to the current status of the SaveMart / Lucky Contract Siege here at UFCW Local 5!

UFCW Local 5
http://ufcw5.org

@ Landes, Nunes and Henneberry,......



And you three (3) say what?????
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John Briley
Post Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:16 pm

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Once again it appears that Team Nunes has gone underground with respect to any meaningful updates as to the current status of the SaveMart / Lucky Contract Siege, including what's the "current" status of the FoodMaxx Contract debacle, here at UFCW Local 5?

UFCW Local 5
http://ufcw5.org


You think I'm kidding?

In their "own" words!!!!

Check out Local 5's website posting as of Friday, October 21, 2016.

UFCW Local 5 Website:

Negotiations Tab:

http://ufcw5.org/negotiation-updates/

NEGOTIATION UPDATES



But when???????????

I say again,..........


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John Briley
Post Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:48 pm

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@ UFCW Local 5 President John Nunes,....... when you get a chance and if it's not to much trouble, ......... how about giving us a current update as to what's going on with the SaveMart / Lucky Contract siege here at Local 5?
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John Briley
Post Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:58 pm

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Ok....so Team Nunes has gone underground re: the ongoing SaveMart / Lucky contract siege here at Local 5 for the past several years!

Check!

With today being, Saturday, October 29, 2016, let's check out another ongoing problem with respect to Local 5's Safeway Membership, that Team Nunes has allowed to continue for almost 1 year now!

Specifically,.......

Quote:


New Safeway Contract Passes Overwhelmingly

December 5, 2015

Safeway members completed balloting on a new contract the evening of December 3rd that provides for wage increases, lump-sum bonuses, increased employer contributions for pension and health and welfare and contains no contract concessions.

Members ratified their new contract with the company by large 88% yes to 12% no vote.

Local 5 members and staff began counting votes on Friday afternoon, a process that stretched into the night. The team of rank and file Safeway members was led by Committee Chair Carol Sturholm (College & Claremont, Oakland) and Tellers Cyntha Cuddy (Greenhouse, San Leandro), Joe McAdams (South Shore, Alameda), Roberta Montalvo (Foster City) and Jackie Tuffanelli (Castro Valley).

Thanks go out to all members who took the time to vote and to the committee members who put in so much effort in to complete the tally.


Fast forward,......and Team Nunes, a.k.a. the Triple Clown Act,........



......provides the following website update re: Local 5's ongoing Safeway "retro pay issues" dated October 3, 2016!

Quote:


http://ufcw5.org/safeway-retro-pay-update/



Safeway Retro Pay Update

October 3, 2016

Update on Safeway Retro Pay Issues

October 3, 2016

Many Safeway employees are still awaiting retroactive wages regarding the pay increases due upon the ratification of the contract in December, 2015.

It is expected that this will be concluded shortly. The retroactive wage increases were originally due in February, 2016. Those wage increase involved experienced clerks and above, with an exception for over scaled employees, and extended for the period from the expiration of the agreement in October 2014 until the ratification of the new agreement in December 2015.

Unfortunately, Safeway experienced significant technical difficulties while upgrading their software programs which has created these delays. The software problems were not isolated to Local 5, and other Safeway divisions experienced the similar issues regarding payroll.

Local 5 has been diligently monitoring this matter and has requested Safeway provide payroll records to review prior to issuing the retroactive pay to employees to insure the accuracy of the payments.

Additionally, Local 5 has requested that retroactive pay due employees be itemized on a wage statement that clearly indicates how the amounts were calculated. It is also possible that waiting time penalties contained in the union contract can be applied and Local 5’s labor attorney is reviewing this matter.


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Many Safeway employees are still awaiting retroactive wages regarding the pay increases due upon the ratification of the contract in December, 2015.


@ Team Nunes,....not much more can I say other than,.....



BTW...... how would you and or your entire staff (reps and clerical) respond if they were waiting for back pay etc., for almost a year?

Seriously, pull your "collective heads out of your asses", including......



.........and or, all of you Fucking Retire ASAP!
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one of the others
Post Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:47 pm

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Just came across this article from St. Louis grocery contract. Not a lot of information, but everything affects everything.

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/schnucks-employees-approve-contract-avert-strike/article_6f3d75d4-6b91-53b1-9f99-4594ed2496fd.html

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