Denise Jagielo,
President
Welcome to the Local 367 website. As a member, we hope you will utilize this site as a resource for important bargaining and contract information, as well as for news and updates about UFCW. We encourage your participation in your union and this is a great place to find out how.
Daniel Comeau,
Secretary-Treasurer

President’s Message
Updated March 26, 2014


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2014 UFCW Scholarship Program

In 2014, the UFCW will award several SCHOLARSHIPS, up to $8,000 each, to UFCW members or their unmarried dependents under the age of 20.

For more information, and to find out if you’re eligible, please visit this website:

www.ufcw.org/scholarship


The scholarship application will be available online until June 20, 2014.

If you are unable to apply online, you may request an application by writing to:
UFCW International Union, Attn: Scholarship Program, 1775 K Street NW, Washington DC 20006.

If you need the scholarship rules or an application in another language, please contact UFCW International at 1-800-551-4010, and they will obtain assistance for you.

   


Local 367 Fred Meyer GM Members

Dear Fred Meyer GM Member,

April 8, 2014 was an historic day.  For the first time in the Local’s history, General Merchandise members stood up for their rights and a fair contract.

We continue to fight for better healthcare, wage increases and more bargaining power.  However, you may have seen a recent memo from your Employer that shows they believe in stagnant wages and a healthcare plan that is more expensive to you.  A plan they believe they can modify at any time.

As expected, the Employer’s version of what lead to Local 367’s General Merchandise members moving from a Taft-Hartley plan to the Kroger plan is misleading.  The members were provided with two options and decided that moving to the Kroger plan made economic sense “at the time.”  After ten years of slowly pulling the “rug” out from under you, they have made the Kroger plan much more costly to you which is why you have told us that moving to the Sound Plan is now the right choice for you, your families and your pocketbook.

We agree with you and believe that you should not be receiving any lesser benefit than what your co-workers, in the same stores, are currently receiving.  We will be back in bargaining on April 25, 2014.

In the meantime, continue to check our Facebook pages and the website for information on additional actions that have been planned throughout the next two weeks.  Let’s continue to show Fred Meyer that General Merchandise is willing to stand up for what is fair.
   
 In solidarity,
                        
 Daniel Comeau, Secretary/Treasurer

   


Fred Meyer General Merchandise Update April 2

Minimal progress was made at the table on April 1st.  Your employer continues to propose wage freezes, elimination of the 6th day overtime and wants to keep you under Kroger medical, a more expensive, less secure plan for you, the employee.

The time has come to take action.  We will be holding informational picketing on Tuesday, April 8th from 12-2pm at the Tacoma Pacific location.  Your participation is vital to the bargaining process.  WE NEED YOU!!

If you haven’t yet signed up to commit to attend the action please see your rep, steward or CAT member, or call your rep at 253-589-0367 to RSVP, today.

   


April Quarterly Meetings -- Sound Health & Wellness Trust to Explain 2015 HRA

Sound Health & Wellness Trust coordinators will be at UFCW Local 367 Quarterly Meetings in April. Plan to attend and get answers to your questions about the 2015 Health Reimbursement Account funding (HRA)

Tacoma Meeting
UFCW Local 367 Office
April 8, 2014  9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
6403 Lakewood Drive West  
Tacoma, WA 98467

Olympia Meeting
April 15, 2014  9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Olympia Center
222 Columbia St. NW
Olympia, WA  98501

   


Washington State Labor Council MayWorks Committee Presents the 3rd Annual VIDEO CONTEST

Theme:   “We do the work”
Length:    3-5 minutes
Include:   Title, film-maker’s name, &
                 affiliation, & contact information

1st Prize:  $250
2nd Prize: $150
3rd Prize:  $75

Submit to: Washington State Labor Council,
AFL-CIO; c/o Kamaria Hightower. Videos can be submitted electronically, but must be in a form that can be uploaded to a DVD for screenings.  Send to khightower@wslc.org.

Winning entries will be shown at a location to be
determined and be available on the WSLC’s
website. Deadline for submission is May 2, 2014.

   


Dear Safeway and Albertson’s Members:

As you have no doubt heard, Safeway has entered into a merger and sale agreement with AB Acquisitions, the current owner of Albertson’s. AB Acquisitions is further owned by the investor group, Cerberus Capital Management, which operates under several retail banners across the United States.

While there is an agreement, there are a variety of factors that could come into play that affect the sale, including possible competing bids and regulatory issues that must be addressed in these transactions. Rest assured, however, that we have received word directly from Safeway and Albertson’s representatives that they are willing to work with us during the process to the extent possible. Most importantly, Andrew Scoggin, Executive Vice President for Human Resources and Public Affairs for Albertson’s LLC/New Albertson’s, Inc., indicated to us this morning that they expect to adopt all collective bargaining agreements as they exist at the date of the closure of this transaction. 

Furthermore, they do not expect any further store closures as a result of the sale. However, given the nature of these transactions, Federal Regulators may require them to divest one or more stores to operating companies. 

It is very early, but in the meantime, it is important to remember that all of the provisions and the protections of our collective bargaining agreements remain in effect through the process and you will continue to have union rights and protections. This is not the first time that Safeway or any other of our employers have been sold and we are well acquainted with the process. Local 367 and the International Union have been and will continue to monitor the progress of this sale and keep you informed as more information comes to light. 

As of the date of this letter, the sale is projected to close sometime in the fourth quarter of this year, provided that the process runs smoothly. If you have any further questions, please contact your union representative. 

In solidarity,
Denise Jagielo, President
Daniel Comeau, Secretary-Treasurer

   


UFCW LOCAL 367 2014-2015 SCHOLARSHIP

For the 2014-2015 academic year, a total of four (4) Scholarship Awards of $500 each will be awarded to qualifying applicants, payable to the college/school, in the following categories:

• Three (3) Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors planning to attend any accredited college, university, junior college, or community college.

• One (1) Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior planning to attend an accredited technical college or vocational institute.

   


E-Board Member Denise Anderson Elected to Hoquiam City Council

We are very proud to announce that Denise Anderson, Local 367 executive board member, was elected to the Hoquiam City Council in November.   Denise began thinking about running after she started attending city council meetings during the community campaign opposing Walmart coming into the area.

   


Poll shows strong public momentum for Tacoma paid sick leave proposal

A new poll by Patinkin Research Strategies shows nearly 2 in 3 Tacoma voters support a proposed paid sick days law for the city.

   


Washington reaps financial benefits from ‘Obamacare’ health reforms

OLYMPIA — Research shows that tens of millions of dollars have been pumped into Washington state’s economy over the last two years as state healthcare leaders have aggressively pursued financial assistance to help implement reforms known as “Obamacare.” Generous grants to University of Washington medical and health programs, medical professionals, community health clinics, local businesses, and the state now total nearly $400 million.  

   


Health Reform Benefits the American People

  • Lets millions of young adults stay on parent’s insurance until age 26.
  • Ends insurance company power to cap the amount of care a person can receive in their lifetime.
  • Stops insurance companies from canceling coverage when someone gets sick.
  • Lowers the cost of care for those on Medicare and helps seniors save money on their medication.
  • Requires insurance companies to cover preventative services like mammograms free of charge.
  • Strengthens and protects Medicare by increasing penalties for fraud.
  • Stops insurance companies from denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions.
  • Ends insurance company power to jack up rates without justification.
  • Provides Americans with rebates from insurers who spend too much on CEO bonuses or ads.
  • Gives tax credits to small business owners so they can afford to offer quality health care for employees.
  • Builds and improves hundreds of community health centers.
  • Gives hard-working Americans tax credits so they can afford insurance beginning in 2014.
  • Ends discrimination against adults with pre-existing conditions beginning in 2014.
  • Prevents insurance companies from charging women more than men, and overcharging those who need care the most in 2014.
  • Creates state-based market places where people can easily compare and shop for insurance beginning in 2014.

   


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