Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Stop Target

Don’t let Target gentrify Astoria and kick out our unionized supermarket – let’s keep good jobs in our neighborhood and tell our politicians to #StopTarget! 

Sign On To The Petition Below
https://stoptarget.nyc/
https://stoptarget.nyc/


Thursday, July 16, 2020

Congratulations Aly Waddy

Please join us in congratulating UFCW Local 1500’s Secretary-Treasurer Aly Waddy on her appointment to the UFCW United Latinos Executive Board!

Friday, July 10, 2020

Stop & Shop Hazard Pay Extension with Andrew Gounardes




STOP & SHOP YOUR ACTIONS ARE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR EMPLOYEES HEALTH AND SAFETY! Today UFCW Local 1500, along with Senator Andrew Gounardes handed out leaflets to customers explaining Stop & Shop’s decision to end Hazard Pay for their workers. Afterward they went into Stop & Shop to hear union members’ concerns and problems with Stop & Shop’s decision to end hazard pay...and not enforce social distancing rules while they continue to work during this pandemic.






Friday, July 3, 2020

EXTEND HAZARD PAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZISWQL7hBzs 

Hey Stop & Shop: Do the right thing and EXTEND HAZARD PAY for your ESSENTIAL workers!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

UFCW Local 1500 Scholarship

http://www.ufcw1500.org/applyonline

Each year UFCW Local 1500 awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to active members and their dependents. Do not miss out! Begin the process and request an application now. You can apply here at http://www.ufcw1500.org/applyonline. If you have any questions please call the scholarship department at 516-214-1310 for more information. 

Friday, June 26, 2020

Congratulations Joseph Waddy


We would like to congratulate UFCW Local 1500’s E.V.P./Recorder Joe Waddy on being appointed to the UFCW Minority Coalition Executive Board.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Attention all ShopRite Members! Contract Update

Attention all ShopRite Members!

2020 has proven to be extremely challenging to bargain contracts in the traditional manner. To this concern, Local 1500 has signed contract extensions with Glass Gardens, Mannix, and SRS ShopRite companies, which will extend our current Collective Bargaining Agreements by one year, respectively.

We were also able to secure a wage increase for everyone during this extension, and all members will maintain their current level of retirement and medical coverage for the duration of the extension. Please see below for further details.

 

Monday, June 22, 2020

Rhonda Nelson Retirement

Congratulations Rhonda on your retirement. We all hope you enjoy the next chapter of your life! Join us in remembering Rhonda as we celebrate her retirement.












Friday, June 19, 2020

Juneteenth

Today June 19th we commemorate Juneteenth. Juneteenth also known as Freedom Day celebrates the liberation of those who had been held as slaves in the United States.
Originally a Texas state Holiday, that celebrated the announcing of federal orders in Galveston,Texas on June 19 1865 proclaiming that all people held as slaves in Texas were free. It is now celebrated annually on the 19th of June throughout the United States, with several states giving it an official recognition.
CELEBRATE FREEDOM!
#JUNETEENTH

To All Local 1500 Members Working at ShopRite:
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, you have put your lives on the line to help feed members of your community. Day after day you continue to work hard under the significant stress of not knowing if you will contract this virus or even worse, bring it home to your family. Despite the ongoing threat, you bravely continue to report to work, keep the stores stocked and the community served. This pandemic really has shown the rest of the world what we already knew - that the work you do each and every day is not only essential but it's a lifeline to the community and for that, you are truly front line heroes.
When the pandemic began the company instituted what they called appreciation pay-in recognition of the increased risks and demands assumed by their employees, but let's call it what it is, it's Hazard Pay, and you deserve it!
Tragically, many grocery store workers have become seriously ill and some have died from this virus. That reality has not changed, and you are still on the frontlines risking your health and that of your family.
Unfortunately, even though the threat of the virus continues, ShopRite has expressed that they want to eliminate "hazard pay." This decision is wrong and is one that we will fight through any means necessary! We have been bargaining with your company for weeks to no avail. We plan on continuing to push this effort, as they have not agreed to extend "hazard pay" until the threat of this disease has ended.
We will be working with Local's 342, 338 the UFCW Region 1 office to continue the fight for your "hazard pay." We are encouraging you to SPEAK UP AND LET YOUR COMPANY HEAR FROM YOU DIRECTLY! Let your store manager, supervision, and HR reps know that you are NO LESS ESSENTIAL than when the premium was implemented! Your job is still as dangerous as it was at the onset of this disease and you should continue to be compensated for it! We will also be taking our message to the public and asking the customers of ShopRite to stand with us in this fight to support you!
Local 1500 has also reached out to all of our employers regarding the continuation of "hazard pay" and we will take the same position with them as we do with ShopRite.
If you have questions, please contact your Union Representative.


To All Local 1500 Members Working at Stop & Shop and Peapod: Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, you have put your lives on the line to help feed members of your community. Day after day you continue to work hard under the significant stress of not knowing if you will contract this virus or even worse, bring it home to your family. Despite the ongoing threat, you bravely continue to report to work, keep the stores stocked and the community served. This pandemic really has shown the rest of the world what we already knew - that the work you do each and every day is not only essential but it's a lifeline to the community and for that, you are truly frontline heroes.
When the pandemic began the company instituted what they called appreciation pay in recognition of the increased risks and demands assumed by their employees, but let's call it what it is, it's Hazard Pay, and you deserve it!
Tragically, many grocery store workers have become seriously ill and some have died from this virus. That reality has not changed, and you are still on the front lines risking your health and that of your family.
Unfortunately, even though the threat of the virus continues, Stop & Shop has expressed that they want to eliminate "hazard pay." This decision is wrong and is one that we will fight through any means necessary! We have been bargaining with your company for weeks to no avail. We plan on continuing to push this effort, as they have not agreed to extend "hazard pay" until the threat of this disease has ended.
We will be working with Local's 342, 338 the UFCW Region 1 office to continue the fight for your "hazard pay." We are encouraging you to SPEAK UP AND LET YOUR COMPANY HEAR FROM YOU DIRECTLY! Let your store manager, supervision, and HR reps know that you are NO LESS ESSENTIAL than when the premium was implemented! Your job is still as dangerous as it was at the onset of this disease and you should continue to be compensated for it! We will also be taking our message to the public and asking the customers of Stop & Shop to stand with us in this fight to support you!
Local 1500 has also reached out to all of our employers regarding the continuation of "hazard pay" and we will take the same position with them as we do with Stop & Shop.
If you have questions, please contact your Union Representative.



Thursday, June 18, 2020

The Register Summer 2020 Edition

The Register Summer 2020 Edition
Local 1500 Pays Tribute To Workers!
Read our latest Newsletter Summer 2020 Edition of UFCW Local 1500's "The Register".
TO READ "THE REGISTER" CLICK THE PICTURE BELOW:

http://files.www.ufcw1500.org/…/spri…/Register_11_Final1.pdf

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Breaking News: New Hazard Pay Extended

Breaking News: New Hazard Pay Extended

Stop & Shop extended until July 4th
King Kullen extended until July 4th
ShopRite extended until June 13th

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Time for the SENATE to ACT

Sign up to reach out to your Senator via email to take immediate action in support of frontline workers. Click the following link: https://p2a.co/15fzvxX


https://p2a.co/15fzvxX


Friday, May 15, 2020

Announcement to Stop & Shop Members: P.P.E. Update

Announcement to Stop & Shop Members:

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.

Stay Strong! Stay Safe! Stay Union!

UFCW Local 1500
UFCW Local 342
RWDSU Local 338





Announcement to ShopRite Members: P.P.E. Update

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.
Stay Strong and Safe!

UFCW Local 1500
UFCW Local 342
RWDSU Local 338



Thursday, May 7, 2020

P.P.E. #SHOPSMART

Get down with P.P.E. and . Respect the 6ft rule, and dispose of your P.P.E. properly. Protect yourself and others when doing your shopping

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ4aOgCmmWg

 Check out the video here: PleaseProtectEveryone(P.P.E.)

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Breaking News: New Hazard Pay Extended

Breaking News: New Hazard Pay Extended
Stop & Shop extended until May 30th
King Kullen extended until May 30th
ShopRite extended until May 16th
Man-Dell Key Food extended until May 16th



Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Grocery Workers Fight For First Responder Designation

Watch UFCW Local 1500's President Rob Newell and Secretary-Treasurer Aly Waddy explain why Grocery Workers should receive a First Responder Designation.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/grocery-workers-fight-for-first-responder-designation_n_5ea86dbfe4b0d267a800ada5?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003&fbclid=IwAR0ToA75hPjbf06DdeY3CZKtqes6rEX54aP8GcCq0249UzJSjxPSLJHv_-w

Monday, April 27, 2020

Join us in Observing International Workers' Memorial Day

 https://www.facebook.com/events/157511929035415/
Please join us in observance of honoring the lives lost during this crisis on Tuesday April 28th @ 10am. Join the Facebook Event:https://www.facebook.com/events/157511929035415/




Shop Smart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqmYmLjgdjg

SHOPSMART

Pledge to #ShopSmart during COVID-19 Help protect yourself and the workers at your local grocery store. So Take the Pledge and #SHOPSMART. What is the #ShopSmart pledge?

1. Wear a mask inside the store Always wear a mask (whether homemade or store-bought) when you shop that covers your nose and mouth. 

2. Always keep 6 feet or more Whether you’re standing in line or asking a worker for assistance, keep 6ft between yourself and others.

3. Never toss gloves on the floor! Dispose of any used gloves or wipes in a trash can, never on the ground outside or left behind in your shopping cart. 

 #MYUNIONHASVALUE

Friday, April 17, 2020

Stop & Shop Stays Safe with P.P.E.

Our members of Stop & Shop are serving the community and staying safe with their PPE during this pandemic





Tuesday, April 7, 2020

We Are Essential

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


We are Essential


The Register Spring 2020 Edition

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".
TO READ "THE REGISTER" CLICK THE LINK BELOW:

Friday, March 20, 2020

StopTheVirus@UFCW1500.org

We’re here for you! For fast response on issues related to the Coronavirus COVID-19 email us @stopthevirus@ufcw1500.org

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 stopthevirus@ufcw1500.org and we will address it with your company immediately. Please include your name, company, and store number.
#groceryworkhasvalue


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