Rite Aid Negotiation Update 10/14/2021

After voting this week, employees working at Rite Aid in Southern California voted to ratify their new contract.

The new 3-year agreement features:

For more information contact the Union Representative for your store.



CVS Negotiation Update 10/8/2021

After voting this week, employees working at CVS in Southern California voted to ratify a new 3 Year contract.

The new contract is from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2024, and features improvements in staffing requirements, safety, and training. Retro Pay back to July 4, 2021, a shorter waiting period for part-timer guarantee of hours, additional holiday, a payout of sick pay bank upon termination, wage increase, sooner medical eligibility for part-time employees, and medical care bonus to help offset the cost for company medical.



Rite Aid Negotiation Update 9/29/2021 *updated 10/1/2021

As the Rite Aid contract extension is set to expire at midnight, we are pleased to announce that all SoCal UFCW Locals have reached a tentative agreement with Rite Aid.

Ratification meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, October 13 and Thursday October 14, 2021.
All Meetings will start at 8:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.

Meetings on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 will be at the following locations:

  • Bloomington: At Local 1167 (Auditorium). 855 West San Bernadino Ave, Bloomington, CA.
  • Menifee: At Fairfield Inn & Suites (Piedmont Room). 30140 Town Center Dr, Minifee, CA.
  • Needles: At Rite Aid #5699 (Break Room) 1020 E. Broadway St, Needles, CA.

  • Meetings on Thurday, October 14, 2021 will be at the following Locations:

  • Hesperia: Holiday Inn (Meeting Room) 9750 Keypoint Ave, Hesperia, Ca
  • Palm Desert: Courtyard Marriot (Desert Mallow Room). 74895 Frank Sinatra Dr, Palm Desert Ca.
  • Blythe: At Hampton Inn & Suites (Meeting Room). 2011 E. Donlon St Blythe, CA.
  • El Centro: At Fairfield Inn & Suites (Boardroom). 503 E Danberg Dr, El Centro, CA.

  • *Rite Aid Members may come to the nearest meeting location to listen to the presentation and vote at 8:00 A.M. or 7:00 P.M.

    For voting eligibility, Rite Aid members must bring a letter mailed to your home.

    Masks are required at all meetings

    If you have questions, please get in touch with your union representative.



    CVS Negotiation Update 9/28/2021

    All SoCal UFCW Local Unions have reached a tentative agreement with CVS.

    Meetings to allow Local 1167 CVS members to hear a full explanation of the contract proposal, have questions answered, and vote.

    Ratification meetings are scheduled for:
    Thursday, October 7 and, Friday, October 8, 2021.

    All-Day Voting For Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the following locations:

  • Bloomington: At Local 1167 (Auditorium). 855 West San Bernadino Ave, Bloomington, CA.
  • Menifee: At Fairfield Inn & Suites (Piedmont Room). 30140 Town Center Dr, Minifee, CA.
  • El Centro: At Fairfield Inn & Suites (Boardroom). 503 E Danberg Dr, El Centro, CA.

  • Or, on Friday, October 8, 2021. All-Day Voting at the following Locations:

  • Palm Desert: Courtyard Marriot (Desert Mallow Room). 74895 Frank Sinatra Dr, Palm Desert Ca.
  • Hesperia: Courtyard by Marriott (Meeting Room) 9750 Keypoint Ave, Hesperia, Ca

  • *CVS Members may come to the nearest meeting location to listen to the presentation and to vote at any time between 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

    For voting eligibility, CVS members must bring a letter mailed to your home.

    If you have questions, please get in touch with your union representative.



    Rite Aid Negotiation Update 9/21/2021

    All Socal UFCW locals concluded negotiations for this week. We have not yet reached an agreement; however, we have agreed to extend the current collective bargaining agreement until Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

    Check back here for future updates.

    Stay Strong.



    CVS Negotiation Update 9/17/2021

    After months of bargaining with CVS, it is clear that they do not value the work you and your colleagues do. They continue to try and avoid or address inadequate wages, the high cost of healthcare, the lack of staffing, and safety.

    Your Union representative will be in your store next week to give you additional details.

    Stay tuned for future potential actions and meetings.

    We need to tell CVS; enough is enough. We will escalate actions at CVS stores & continue to educate customers.

    CVS needs to stop slow-playing negotiations and get serious.

    You deserve better!

    Next negotiation dates are scheduled for September 27, 28 & 29, 2021.



    Rite Aid Negotiation Update 9/12/2021

    All Socal UFCW Local Unions held Negotiations with Rite Aid last week Thursday, Friday, and well into the early morning hours Saturday.

    Talks to this point have been productive; however, we have not yet reached an agreement.

    More negotiations are scheduled for 20, 21, and 22, 2021.

    Stay Strong.

    Check back here for future updates.



    CVS Negotiation Update 9/2/2021

    CVS negotiations have concluded for the week.

    All SoCal UFCW Locals have met with CVS representatives Monday, August 30, Tuesday, August 31, and Thursday, September 2.

    Though negotiations have been very slow, we remain focused on complex health care issues, and as we continue to work through other important issues, we will continue to negotiate until we reach a fair deal.

    We applaud the CVS members that attended the actions last month. We encourage you to attend the upcoming job actions that we will be scheduling in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for information regarding dates and times.

    It’s essential that you stay engaged to ensure that we reach a fair deal.

    Additional negotiation dates are scheduled for September 16, 17, 27, 2021.

    Chech back to this space for future updates

    STAY STRONG



    Rite Aid Negotiation Update 8/25/2021

    All SoCal UFCW Locals met with Rite Aid representatives Tuesday and Wednesday, August 24 and 25, 2021.

    Though negotiations are moving slowly, there has been some movement from Rite Aid.

    The economic portion of the contract is always challenging.

    We will continue to negotiate until we reach a fair deal for all Rite Aid members.

    Additional Negotiation dates are scheduled for September 9, 10, 20 and 21, 2021.

    Stay Strong.



    Rite Aid Negotiation Update 8/12/2021

    Rite Aid negotiations have concluded for the week.

    All SoCal UFCW Locals met with Rite Aid representatives Wednesday and Thursday, August 11 and 12, 2021.

    Rite Aid negotiations continued with some movement from Rite Aid.

    As we move into the economic portion of the contract, negotiations may become more contentious.

    Additional Negotiation dates are scheduled for August 24, 25 September, 9, 10, 20, 21, and 22, 2021.

    Stay Strong.

    Check back here for updates. 



    CVS Negotiation Update 8/9/2021

    All SoCal UFCW Locals met with CVS representatives Monday, August 9, 2021.

    Offensively, CVS is not offering affordable health care and living wages to essential heroes.

    The vast majority of CVS workers cannot afford the company health plan, and the company refuses to make any improvements.

    Shame on CVS for calling itself a health care company while abandoning its workers.

    Additional negotiation dates are scheduled for August 18, 30, and September 2, 2021.

    Check back to this space for future updates.



    Rite Aid Negotiation Update 7/29/2021

    Rite Aid negotiations have concluded for the week.

    All So Cal UFCW Locals met with Rite Aid representatives Monday and Thursday, July 26, 29.

    We made progress after the two days of bargaining sessions this week; however, it is still early, and we have many of your proposals yet to work through.

    More negotiations are scheduled for August 4, 11, 12, 24, 25, 31, and September 1, 2021.

    Stay united and strong. Should you have any questions, contact your Union representative.



    CVS Negotiation Update 7/26/2021

    CVS negotiations have concluded for the week.

    All SoCal UFCW Locals met with CVS representatives Friday, and Monday, July 23, 26.

    We are moving through the language and economics. Though it has been very slow, some movement has been made.

    CVS has not yet adequately addressed staffing, security, wages, and Health Care issues.

    More Negotiations are scheduled for August 9, 18, 23, and 27, 2021



    CVS Negotiation Update 7/15/2021

    CVS negotiations have concluded for the week.

    All SoCal UFCW Locals have met with CVS representatives Tuesday, July 13, and Thursday, July 15.

    This week we received CVS’s disappointing economic wage proposal for most employees. This proposal was offensive and did nothing to recognize the risks you have taken over the past year, the billions in profits CVS has enjoyed, or the increasing cost of living.

    You deserve more, and we have begun to plan actions for the coming weeks. We must send a strong message.

    Contact your union representative to find out what you can do.

    Additional negotiations dates are scheduled for July 20, 23, and 26, 2021.

    Only through strength and unity will we achieve the contract you deserve.



    Food4Less Update 7/9/2021

    This week, grocery employees working at Food4Less supermarkets in Southern California voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new 3 Year contract.

    This is the best agreement we have ever reached with Food4Less, thanks to successful storefront actions and active member participation.

    The new Contract raises standards on wages, hours, maintains health benefits, and establishes a Health and Safety Committee to protect employees and shoppers.



    CVS Negotiation Update 6/30/2021

    All SoCal UFCW Locals met with CVS representatives today, Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

    The contract expires today, and after fifteen (15) bargaining sessions, the company has yet to present an economic proposal.

    Additional negotiations dates are scheduled for July 13, 15, 20, 22, 2021.

    Stay Strong.

    If you have questions, please contact your union representative.



    Food4Less Update 6/30/2021

    All SoCal UFCW Local Unions have reached a tentative agreement with Food4Less.

    Meetings to allow Local 1167 Food4Less members to hear a full explanation of the contract proposal, have questions answered and vote.

    Ratification meetings are scheduled for:

  • Bloomington - Tuesday July 6, 2021 at Local 1167 Auditorium - 855 West San bernadino Ave.
  • Cathederl City - Wednedsay July 7, 2021 at Doubletree by Hilton Resort (Oleander Room) - 67967 Vista Chino.
  • Hemet - Wednedsay July 7, 2021 at Hampton Inn and Suites (Ramona Room) - 3700 W. Florida Ave.
  • Victorville - Thursday July 8, 2021 at Hilton Garden Inn (Mirage Room)- 12603 Mariposa Rd.
  • El Centro - Thursday July 8, 2021 at Fairfield Inn & Suites (Boardroom - 503 E Danberg Dr.
  • All Meeting times are at 8:00 A.M., 2:00 P.M., or 7:00 P.M.

    *These are NOT all day meetings.

    For voting eligibility Food4Less members must bring letter mailed to your home.

    If you have questions, please contact your union representative.



    CVS Negotiation Update 6/24/2021

    CVS negotiations have concluded for the week. 

    All SoCal UFCW Locals have met with CVS representatives Tuesday, June 22, and Thursday, June 24.

    We are moving through the language. Though it has been very slow, some movement has been made.

    Additional negotiation dates are scheduled for June 30, July 13, 15, 20, and 22, 2021.

    Check back here for updates.



    CVS Negotiation Update 6/18/2021

    CVS negotiations have concluded for the week.

    All SoCal UFCW Locals met with CVS representatives this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. While it is still early in negotiations, there was some progress made.

    Additional dates are scheduled for next week, Tuesday, June 22, and Thursday, June 24.

    Check back here for future updates.



    Food4Less Update 6/18/2021

    SoCal UFCW Locals continued dialogue with Food4Less over your contract this week.

    We remain committed to bringing you the best agreement possible.

    In the meantime, Stay United, Stay Strong.

    Negotiation Updates with Food4Less will be posted here as they become available.



    Food4Less Update 6/10/2021

    SoCal UFCW Locals dialogue with Food4Less over your contract is ongoing.

    We remain committed to bringing you the best agreement possible.

    In the meantime, Stay United, Stay Strong.

    Negotiation Updates with Food4Less will be posted here as they become available.



    CVS Negotiation Update 6/10/2021

    All SoCal UFCW Locals met with representatives from CVS on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

    Unfortunately, there was little movement from CVS.

    We will continue to work out a fair agreement that you and your fellow union members deserve.

    Additional negotiation dates are scheduled for June 15, 16, 18, 22, 23, and June 24.

    Stay Strong



    CVS Negotiation Update 6/4/2021

    All SoCal UFCW Locals met with representatives from CVS on Thursday, June 3, Friday, June 4, 2021.

    The company continues to stall and insist on takeaways.

    CVS continues to target our full-time guarantee and seniority rights.

    Actions to demonstrate our solidarity beginning as soon as next week.

    Additional negotiation dates are scheduled for June 9, 15, 16, 18, 22, 23, and June 24.

    Stay Strong



    CVS Negotiation Update 5/27/2021

    Negotiations with CVS have concluded for the week.

    All SoCal UFCW Locals met with representatives from CVS on Tuesday, May 25, Wednesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 27, 2021.

    It is very early in negotiations, and while we hoped to move quickly, little progress has been made.

    CVS refuses to back off its proposal to eliminate the 40 hr guarantee and seniority regarding part-time scheduling. Also, they have been less than understanding with staffing and safety.

    Additional negotiation dates are scheduled for June 3, 4, 9, 15, 16, 18, 22, 23, and June 24.

    Should the company maintain its position, we will have to escalate.

    Stay informed with your CVS contract here or on the mobile Apps.

    Your support is essential for a fair contract. Stay Strong.



    Food4Less Update 5/27/2021

    Daily informal talks with Food4Less continue despite their misrepresentation.

    We hold ourselves to a high standard for what members deserve & expect, and it is our goal to bring our members the best contract possible.

    Our commitment to you that UFCW 1167 is available to meet any day, any time, anywhere to negotiate your contract. Check back for updates.

    Stay Strong.

    Help show your support for Food4Less workers on:

    Masks are Required.

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    CVS Negotiation Update 5/21/2021

    All Southern California UFCW Local Unions have met with CVS three times, and the company has rejected most of our proposals.

    Among other takeaways, CVS has proposed to reduce the full-time guarantee of hours from 40 to 30 and remove seniority when scheduling part-timers.

    Additional dates are scheduled for May 25, 26, 27, and June 3 and 4, 2021.

    Stay informed of your CVS contract negotiations by checking back to this space.

    Stay Strong.



    Food4Less Update 4/30/2021

    After bargaining all day and into the night yesterday and, after all your hard work this past year, it is clear Food4Less is not ready to come to an agreement.

    Please check back here for future updates, next steps, and possible actions.



    Food4Less Update 4/23/2021

    Negotiations with Food4Less have concluded for the today.

    All Southern California UFCW Locals met with the company on Tuesday, April 20, and today Friday, April 23.

    Some progress has been made. More Negotiations are scheduled for Thursday, April 29.

    Stay Strong.

    Food4Less Update 4/9/2021

    Food4Less negotiations have concluded. All Southern California UFCW Locals met yesterday and today with the Company and there was some movement on both sides.

    We will reconvene negotiations on April 20 and 23rd.



    Food4Less Update 4/6/2021

    Negotiation with Food4Less is set to resume Thursday, April 8th, and Friday, April 9th, 2021. Check back here for future updates.



    Food4Less Update 3/22/2021

    After an overwhelming rejection of the companies offer last week, all SoCal UFCW Locals have reached out to Food4Less to resume talks.

    Check this space for future news and updates

    Stay strong



    Food4Less Update 3/19/2021

    After voting this week, Southern California UFCW Food4Less members overwhelmingly reject the company's last offer.

    SoCal UFCW members' rejection vote authorized a strike, if necessary, at SoCal Food4Less stores.

    Please check this site for future news and updates.



    Stay Strong

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    Food4Less Update 3/4/2021

    Negotiations with Food4Less were held on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

    Disappointingly Food4Less made their latest substandard offer. We are disappointed but not surprised that they chose this route.

    As in the past, we know Food4Less will not improve their offer unless we take a Strike vote.

    A Strike Vote may not necessarily result in a strike. However, it will allow negotiators to return to the bargaining table with our membership's full power behind them.

    Strike Vote times and locations are in the process of being scheduled.

    Voting times and Location will be posted here and sent to each member's home once it becomes available.

    Remember, Food4Less managers will try to convince you to accept a substandard contract.

    Don't let them convince you to accept less.

    You Deserve respect, fair wages, and a safe workplace!

    Check back here for future updates.

    Stay Strong



    Food4Less Update 2/25/2021

    The Food4Less negotiations have concluded. We met with the company yesterday and today, and there was some movement on both sides.

    We will reconvene negotiations on March 3 and 4, 2021.

    Stay Strong.



    Food4Less Update 2/18/2021

    Food4Less canceled Negotiations scheduled for Thursday, February 18.

    SoCal UFCW Locals did meet to discuss proposals.

    More negotiations were scheduled for February 24 and 25, 2021.



    Food4Less Update 2/4/2021

    Negotiations with Food 4 Less has concluded for today after both sides exchanged more proposals. We are disappointed to report very little progress has been made.

    Tell your manager you DEMAND a FAIR conrtact.

    More sessions are scheduled for February 18, 2021.



    JBS Negotiation Update 1/30/2021

    JBS Riverside members ratified a new 4-year contract today. The new contract features a significant wage increase, improved seniority language, and a 24-hour minimum guarantee.

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    Food4Less Update 1/29/2021

    Negotiations with Food 4 Less have concluded for today after both sides exchanged proposals, we are disappointed to report little progress.

    You are essential and you make Food4Less profitable. Tell Food4Less you will fight for more. Negotiations will resume Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021.

    More sessions are scheduled for February 4 & 18, 2021.



    Food4Less Update 1/8/2021

    On Monday, January 6, 2021, the first day of Negotiations, SoCal UFCW Locals presented Food4Less with a comprehensive proposal that included protective language, wages, benefits, and Pension.

    Our members have a high COVID-19 exposure and infection rate by merely showing up to work every day. Because of that fact, the health and safety of our members were the major topics of conversation.

    Our proposals also clarified that our Food4Less members should be valued monetarily, just like our Ralphs members. Food4Less members should also have protective language equal to Ralphs members.

    Sadly the company quote of the day was, “ We are not interested in creating additional costs to the Company.”

    Additional Negotiation dates are scheduled for January 29, 2021, February 2, 4, and 18, 2021.

    Check back to this space for future updates.



    Food4Less Update 1/6/2021

    Food4Less bargaining began on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Additional negotiation sessions are scheduled for January 8 & 21, 2021.



    Food4Less UPDATE 5/19/2020

    We are pleased to report that Food4Less members voted to extend the contract to March 7, 2021,including a wage increase the first week in June equal to the wage increase that Ralphs employees received this year.

    Meat Cutters, APC clerks, Grandfathered Warehouse Clerks, Service Clerks, Meat Clerks, and Fuel Clerks at the "Thereafter" or "Experienced" rates and above will receive a $0.55 wage increase effective June 8, 2020.

    This increase will be in addition to any appreciation pay that Kroger may be paying at the time.