Today, after a week of discussions between the Stop & Shop Company,
Local 1500, Local 342, and Local 338, Stop & Shop informed us an
hour ago that they agree to put up Plexiglass barriers in all servicing
departments to protect our members. In addition, they’ve agreed to step
up the sanitization by putting more hours into the cleaning and
sanitizing of the stores. This process may take 7 -10 days to be
completed but they have committed to full
cooperation with the Unions to protect the membership. We want to thank
everyone for their support and help in getting this done.
Announcement To All Local 1500, Local 342, and Local 338 members.
After discussions with the Shoprite Employers, Shoprite has agreed to
install Plexiglass partitions over the service counters in the Meat,
Seafood and Deli Departments, as well as any other areas where our
members are directly servicing customers. This process will take place
over the next 7 days.
The Company has also agreed to continue to enforce social distancing, sanitizing, and supplying of Personal Protective
Equipment, as well as increased enforcement of limiting customer counts
in the stores not to exceed NY State mandates and stricter enforcement
so that all customers must wear a mask. These continued enforcement's
should take place within the next 48 hours. The Unions will keep you up
to date throughout the process.
During the coronavirus pandemic Groceries were deemed critical labeling
Grocery Workers, Essential Workers and First Responders. This video
doesn’t quantify how thankful we are for your services to our
communities. We will continue fighting for you always #UFCW1500#ThankYou#EssentialWorkers#1stResponders
The Register Spring 2020 Edition
Groceries Deemed Critical
During Coronavirus Pandemic! Read our latest Newsletter Spring 2020
Edition of UFCW Local 1500's "The Register".
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Local 1500’s position is that its members should be allowed to wear
masks if they want to, during this pandemic. If you have been told by
management that you cannot wear a mask, or have been disciplined for
doing so, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will
address it with your company immediately. Please include your name,
company, and store number. #groceryworkhasvalue
Local 1500 is calling on all Elected Officials to step up in support of the hard work and dedication of all grocery workers.
During the worst health crisis in recent history, UFCW Local 1500 is
seeking for the companies to reward their employees for all of their
sacrifice, dedication, and hard work. The Union wants Employers to come
up with a remedy, even beyond the scope of the Collective Bargaining
Agreement, and give back to all of the employees that continue to work
during this health crisis.
“We’ve watched the great members of Local 1500 selflessly report to
work all during this crisis, with an immeasurable concern for the owners
of their companies, and customers they see every day” said Local 1500
President Rob Newell. “It’s high time the companies that have seen
incredible gains over the last few weeks show their true appreciation
for their loyal employees for sticking through this crisis.” President
Newell asked the companies to consider turning some of their profits
into a wage increase for Local 1500 members. In an effort to move this issue, President Newell sent these letters to NEw York State Elected Officials.
If you are a customer reading this: Please remember to thank your Local 1500 grocery workers for keeping NY moving during the coronavirus outbreak.
As always, you are holding the frontline during this extremely tough time. New Yorkers would not be able to get through this crisis without you.
As the days go on and more schools, businesses, and key locations temporarily close, you continue to get up, out, and back to work every day to ensure New Yorkers have what they need to survive.
Thank you for all of your hard work, your selflessness, your commitment, and the sacrifices you have made to help us all get through this time. We expect that your employers will never forget what you’ve done, and are doing to make their companies stay open and profitable. If you are a customer reading this, think about how difficult and how necessary retail jobs are, and please take the time to thank the employees when you see them.
One of the factors that will always be remembered is how critical your jobs are, where it’s basically you (retail) and emergency service/healthcare employees that are expected to keep working, no matter what the situation is. Rest assured that Local 1500 will do everything possible to make sure you are treated fairly and are in no way financially disadvantaged during this time.
UFCW Local 1500 members have jobs that require you to work closely
with the public, so it’s important to know how to stay healthy, as well
as avoid panicking or spreading misinformation about the virus.
- TIPS from the CDC on HOW TO STAY HEALTHY amidst the Flu season and COVID-19[Coronavirus]:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as often
as possible, but especially after using the bathroom, before eating and
after blowing your nose or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Also avoid sharing drinks, food, or eating utensils.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- DO NOT use a face mask unless you are sick. [CDC does not recommend
that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- If you’re not feeling well, stay home and see a doctor.
For more information please visit the www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
Today we commemorate the life of Civil Rights Activist,Frances Mary
Albrier. Frances was a key figure in eliminating discrimination against
hiring black teachers in Berkley California. We salute you Frances Mary
👀 Stop & Shop Here they go again...cutting your hours in the produce department and sending them out of state. #StopTheChop #UFCW1500 #Contract2020 #2020Vision #WeCanSeeWhatYouAreDoing #MyUnionHasValue
Today we would like to commemorate the life of politician, educator,
and author Shirley Chisholm. Shirley was instrumental in expanding the
food stamp program, as well as fighting to give domestic workers the
right to a minimum wage. We salute you Shirley Chisholm #UFCW1500#BHM#ShirleyChisholm
Today we would like to commemorate the life of labor activist Bayard
Rustin. Bayard was a key organizer of the March on Washington in 1963.
He was also the founder and director of the A Phillip Randolph
Institute. We salute you Bayard Rustin. #UFCW1500#BHM#BayardRustin
Rather than a robot, we believe in celebrating the the human beings that
have worked hard to make Stop & Shop the success that it is. Always
know that your Union brothers and sisters care and acknowledge
everything you do.
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If Marty the Robot is being celebrated, Why not just celebrate other inanimate bots ?