After 7 difficult months of contract negotiations, UFCW Local 5 is pleased to announce they have reached a tentative agreement with the North Coast Co-op. Federal Mediator Greg Lim worked with the parties for the past 2 days to achieve an equitable agreement. UFCW Local 5 would like to thank all those who have supported the workers during this time and ask that you continue to shop our local union stores. While, no one side is completely happy with the outcome, which tends to be the sign of a good contract, the two sides have overcome they’re differences and will move together in a positive direction for the future. We thank the community again for all their support.
United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 5 will hold a rally and picket at the North Coast Co-operatives Board of Directors meeting on Thursday November 14th. The rally will highlight the Co-op’s use of union busting law firm Jackson-Lewis and their proposal to freeze wages, extend wage scales, eliminate Sunday and night crew premiums, and to shift the cost of healthcare onto the employees at a time when they are more profitable and efficient than ever before.
Workers, families, and community leaders will come together as one to tell the Board of Directors: No Cuts at the Co-op. They will be presenting the Board with 1400 pledges of support from the community to the Co-op workers.
WHO: Workers, labor and community leaders of Humboldt and Del Norte Counties including: Eureka Teachers Association, California Faculty Assoc., California United Homecare Workers, Carpenters 751, UAW 2350, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5, AFSCME 1640, elected officials and more.
WHAT: Rally and Picket to end the Co-op’s race to the bottom!
WHEN: November 14, 2013, 5:30 to 6:30pm
WHERE: The Arcata Community Kitchen on 8th Street between I and J St.
Interviews with workers and community supporters will be available at the event.
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