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Welcome to the Site of UFCW464A

Welcome to UFCW Local 464A! We at your Local Union are pleased to serve you through the many features of this site as well as our daily work at our offices in Little Falls, NJ and Tarrytown, NY.

On these web pages you will find updates on Negotiations together with a listing of the Personnel who work on your behalf. The Events page provides you with dates, times and locations of upcoming activities. Other pages provide you with answers to Frequently Asked Questions and copies of important Forms that you can print and send. See also our Organizing page for ways to aid other workers who can benefit from union membership. Browse through all of these pages. I am sure you will find valuable information to help you in your daily lives both on and off the job.

The membership of Local 464A is nearly 20,000 strong and growing in New Jersey, New York and a part of Pennsylvania. We represent men and women who work hard and display professionalism everyday at their jobs in all the major food chains. These chains include: A & P, Food Basics, Foodtown, Food Emporium, Grand Union, Gristede's, I.G.A., Key Foods, Kings, Pathmark, Shop Rite, Stop & Shop and Waldbaums. We also represent many other individuals in service related businesses. Our members enjoy excellent wages, outstanding pensions, and all-inclusive medical benefits.

I am proud to serve as President of Local 464A, an organization that truly strives to improve the lives of our members and their families. Our headquarters are located at 245 Paterson Avenue Little Falls, New Jersey 07424. Our New York office is at 520 White Plains Road, Suite 500, Room 5082 Tarrytown, NY 10597.

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JOHN T. NICCOLLAI

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Given all that you do for our union family and yours, I wish I could thank you personally.

New Seasons Workers: Looking to Unionize

               ‘New Seasons’ is a chain of privately owned grocery stores operating in the greater Portland area in Oregon. Recently, New Seasons has been expanding and opening new stores, in every step of its expansion, New Seasons has faced severe backlash from local UFCW unions.

AmazonFresh Cuts Back to ‘Select Zip codes’

             Amazon recently announced in The Settle Times that they would be “narrowing the range of its AmazonFresh grocery delivery program, cutting service in at least nine states”. Economically, AmazonFresh has had major difficulties. Amazon is trying to balance the cost of the service with consumers, many of whom are already paying a yearly fee.

Peapod, Amazon and Meal kits

           Since Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods over the summer, many supermarket chains are making changes to acclimate to the new competition. Amazon’s entering into the grocery-retail space is impactful due to the breath of Amazon’s capabilities.

"Grocery Wars"

        In an article entitled, Grocery Wars: Supermarkets face new challenges as consumers shop around, Joan Verdon outlines that now, more so than ever, consumers are using the “shop-around” method of supermarket buying. Gone are the days where someone went to one store once a week for the families shopping in a one stop fashion.

Jim Perkins Named President of Safeway East

                On October 17, 2017, Jim Perkins was named President of Safeway’s Eastern Division. Albertsons, the parent company of several major supermarket chains including ACME Markets and Safeway, named their new Eastern Regional President, only thirteen months after naming Dan Valenzuela as President who reportedly "left the company to pursue other opportunities”, according to an article featured in Washington Business Journal.

ShopRite's Butchers "A Cut Above" and the Importance of Fresh Cut Beef

             Local supermarkets are constantly competing for the extra edge; one way some grocery stores are staying above the competition is with a wide variety of specialized meats cut on premises. ShopRite published an article in The Record, highlighting their stores meat department.

Annual Shop Stewards Seminar 2017

             On the brisk Tuesday morning of October 17th, John T. Niccollai, President of the Local 464A addressed the Shop Stewards of 2017’s annual Shop Stewards Seminar. “If you leave here today, knowing more than you did this morning, today will have been a success”, Niccollai prompted the Stewards to give each and every speaker and their presentation their undivided attention with the sole purpose being-- to learn.

UPDATE ON STOP & SHOP INTRODUCTION OF PREPACKAGED MEATS FROM PRESIDENT JOHN T. NICCOLLAI

UPDATE ON STOP & SHOP INTRODUCTION OF
PREPACKAGED MEATS
FROM PRESIDENT JOHN T. NICCOLLAI
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

 

Your Union has been informed of the Arbitrator’s Award in the matter involving Stop & Shop and the introduction of prepackaged meats.  In a word, we are “elated” with the decision which truly embraces the protections that we needed presently and going forward.

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