Contract Update from President John T. Niccollai - 6-17-2016

CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE FROM
PRESIDENT JOHN T. NICCOLLAI
6-17-2016

Contract Update:  ShopRite, Stop & Shop, Kings, Foodtown and Westchester Independents

Your Union is pleased to report that we reached a tentative Settlement Agreement with ShopRite, Stop & Shop, Kings, Foodtown and the Westchester Independents.  This agreement is outstanding and, without question, well serves all our needs into the future.

Your Union Delegate or Representative will be in the stores next week to present a full synopsis of the tentative agreement, and to take a ratification vote.  The procedure enumerated below will present the ratification procedure for all Companies and store locations.

CONTRACT RATIFICATION VOTING SCHEDULE

In order to give the largest number of people an opportunity to vote in the shortest period of time, we will once again be ratifying our contract by votes taken at the store level during working hours.  A Union Delegate or Representative will be in the store in which you work from Monday, June 20th through Thursday, June 23rd, based upon the schedule posted herein.  Each Delegate or Representative’s stores will be listed on a daily basis in the order in which they will be visiting those stores.  It is impossible to set an exact time, since we do not know the duration we need to spend at each location.  However, if members look at the list of Delegates or Representatives and store locations, and they are not at work on that particular day, if they wish to vote they will know the day and order in which the store ratification votes will be taken.

We understand no ratification system is perfect.  If we set up polling places apart from the stores, people need to travel and the turnout is low.  If we do a mail ballot, it requires a time period of almost two weeks, and we find that most of the ballots are never returned.  The system outlined above is the most expedient system which allows the greatest number of people to participate.  We are a democratic organization and we encourage your voice and your input.

Reproduced below is the list of Union Delegates or Representatives and, in order, the dates and locations they will be visiting for the ratification vote.  At the time of the vote, you will be apprised of the modifications to our contract and the outstanding contract that we attained collectively.  With a retention of our no co-pay medical for the term of the agreement, along with substantial improvements in Pension and outstanding wage increases, this agreement, without a doubt, will be one of the finest ever negotiated by the UFCW anywhere in this Country or Canada.  We beat back all the concessions from our Employers, including our Sunday Premium, and this contract contains no givebacks nor concessions.  Again, your Union Delegate or Representative will give you a complete synopsis of the contract at store level to enable you to vote in an intelligent manner.  

Your Union thanks you for your militance and solidarity.  We were only able to attain these amazing results because you hung tough, and were willing to strike in order to get a contract that fully addresses all of our needs for the future.

 

UNION DELEGATE JIM BOYLE

Monday, June 20, 2016

ShopRite – Scarsdale, New York
Stop & Shop – Yonkers, New York (Cross County Shopping Center)
ShopRite – Yonkers, New York (Tuckahoe Road)
ShopRite – Yonkers, New York (Greenway Plaza)
Stop & Shop – Dobbs Ferry, New York

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Stop & Shop – Port Chester, New York
Stop & Shop – North White Plains, New York
Stop & Shop – White Plains, New York
ShopRite – White Plains, New York
Stop & Shop – Tarrytown, New York

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Stop & Shop – Mt. Vernon, New York
Stop & Shop – New Rochelle, New York (New Roc City)
Stop & Shop – New Rochelle, New York (Palmer Avenue)
ShopRite – New Rochelle, New York
Stop & Shop – Larchmont, New York
Stop & Shop – East Chester, New York

UNION DELEGATE BRIAN DASHIELL

Monday, June 20, 2016

Stop & Shop – Clifton, New Jersey (Broad Street)
Stop & Shop – Clifton, New Jersey (Kingsland Road)
ShopRite – Fairlawn, New Jersey
ShopRite – Lodi, New Jersey
ShopRite – Wallington, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Carlstadt, New Jersey

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Stop & Shop – Bayonne, New Jersey
ShopRite – Bayonne, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Jersey City, New Jersey
ShopRite – Jersey City, New Jersey
Kings – Hoboken, New Jersey (River Street)
Kings – Hoboken, New Jersey (Ship Yard)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Stop & Shop – Watchung, New Jersey
ShopRite – Watchung New Jersey
ShopRite – Union, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Union, New Jersey
ShopRite – Linden, New Jersey
ShopRite – Carteret, New Jersey

Thursday, June 23, 2016

ShopRite – North Bergen, New Jersey
ShopRite – Hoboken, New Jersey
ShopRite – Newark, New Jersey

UNION DELEGATE MATT DURANTE

Monday, June 20, 2016

Stop & Shop – Howell, New Jersey
ShopRite – Howell, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Freehold, New Jersey
ShopRite – Freehold, New Jersey
ShopRite – Brick, New Jersey

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

ShopRite – Waretown, New Jersey
ShopRite – Lacey, New Jersey
ShopRite – Bayville, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Toms River, New Jersey
ShopRite – Toms River, New Jersey (Fischer Boulevard)
ShopRite – Toms River, New Jersey (Rt. 37)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Stop & Shop, Whiting, New Jersey
ShopRite, Manchester, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Dover, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Brick, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Point Pleasant Boro, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Stop & Shop – Jackson, New Jersey
ShopRite – Jackson, New Jersey

UNION DELEGATE BOB DURKIN

Monday, June 20, 2016

ShopRite – Little Falls, New Jersey
Kings – Montclair, New Jersey
Kings – Verona, New Jersey
ShopRite – West Orange, New Jersey
Foodtown – Cedar Grove, New Jersey
Foodtown – Bloomfield, New Jersey

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

ShopRite – Passaic, New Jersey
ShopRite – Nutley, New Jersey
ShopRite – Belleville, New Jersey
ShopRite – Bloomfield, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Bloomfield, New Jersey

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

ShopRite – Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Foodtown – North Arlington, New Jersey
ShopRite – Kearny, New Jersey
ShopRite – East Orange, New Jersey

Thursday, June 23, 2016

ShopRite – Hillside, New Jersey
ShopRite – Elizabeth, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Elizabeth, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – South Orange, New Jersey
Kings – Maplewood, New Jersey

UNION DELEGATE JOHN FINN

Monday, June 20, 2016

ShopRite – Middletown, New York (211)
ShopRite – Middletown, New York (272)
ShopRite – Montague, New York
ShopRite – Monticello, New York
ShopRite – Liberty, New York
ShopRite – Ellenville, New York

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Stop & Shop – Rhinebeck, New York
Stop & Shop – Hyde Park, New York
Stop & Shop – Poughkeepsie, New York (540)
Stop & Shop – Poughkeepsie, New York (597)
ShopRite – Poughkeepsie, New York
Stop & Shop – Wappingers Falls, New York
ShopRite – Fishkill, New York

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Stop & Shop – Peekskill, New York
ShopRite – Peekskill, New York
Stop & Shop – Baldwin Place, New York
ShopRite – Carmel, New York
Stop & Shop – Hopewell Junction, New York
ShopRite – LaGrange, New York

Thursday, June 23, 2016

ShopRite – Montgomery, New York
Stop & Shop – Washingtonville, New York
Stop & Shop – Monroe, New York
ShopRite – Monroe, New York
ShopRite – Chester, New York
ShopRite – Warwick, New York

UNION DELEGATE JOHN HENDRICKSON

Monday, June 20, 2016

ShopRite – Perth Amboy, New Jersey
ShopRite – Old Bridge, New Jersey
ShopRite – East Brunswick, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – East Brunswick, New Jersey
ShopRite – Spotswood, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Monroe, New Jersey
ShopRite – Marlboro, New Jersey

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

ShopRite – Hightstown, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Dayton, New Jersey
ShopRite – North Brunswick, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Franklin, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Somerset, New Jersey (Veronica Avenue)
Stop & Shop – Somerset, New Jersey (Rutgers Plaza)
Foodtown – New Brunswick, New Jersey
ShopRite – Somerset, New Jersey
ShopRite – Montgomery, New Jersey (Skillman)
ShopRite – Hillsboro, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Hillsboro, New Jersey

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

ShopRite – Garwood, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Westfield, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Edison, New Jersey (Inmen Avenue)
Kings – Garwood, New Jersey
ShopRite – Clark, New Jersey
ShopRite – Piscataway, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Piscataway, New Jersey

Thursday, June 23, 2016

ShopRite – Sayerville, New Jersey
ShopRite – Woodbridge, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Edison, New Jersey (Route 1)
Stop & Shop – Highland Park, New Jersey
ShopRite – Edison, New Jersey
Foodtown – Colonia, New Jersey

UNION DELEGATE DON JUILIANO

Monday, June 20, 2016

ShopRite – Ramsey, New Jersey
Kings – Midland Park, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Ridgewood, New Jersey
Kings – Ridgewood, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Waldwick, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Wyckoff, New Jersey

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Stop & Shop – Paramus, New Jersey
ShopRite – Paramus, New Jersey
Foodtown – Washington Township, New Jersey
ShopRite – Hillsdale, New Jersey
Kings – Hillsdale, New Jersey
ShopRite – Northvale, New Jersey
Foodtown – Old Tappan, New Jersey

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

ShopRite – Emerson, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Emerson, New Jersey
ShopRite – New Milford, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Closter, New Jersey
Kings – Cresskill, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Tenafly, New Jersey
ShopRite – Englewood, New Jersey

Thursday,  June 23, 2016

ShopRite – Hackensack, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Hackensack, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Dumont, New Jersey
ShopRite – Palisades Park, New Jersey
ShopRite – Rochelle Park, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Teaneck, New Jersey

UNION REPRESENTATIVE LIZ KRAYL

Monday, June 20, 2016

Stop & Shop – Aberdeen, New Jersey
ShopRite – Aberdeen, New Jersey
ShopRite – Hazlet, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Keyport, New Jersey
Foodtown – Port Monmouth, New Jersey

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

ShopRite – Neptune, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Neptune, New Jersey
Foodtown – Ocean, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – West End Long Branch, New Jersey
ShopRite – West Long Branch, New Jersey

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Foodtown – Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
Foodtown – Red Bank, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Middletown, New Jersey
ShopRite – Middletown, New Jersey

Thursday, June 23, 2016

ShopRite – Wall, New Jersey
Foodtown – Sea Girt, New Jersey
ShopRite – Belmar, New Jersey
Foodtown, Wall, New Jersey

UNION DELEGATE LINDA NATOLI

Monday, June 20, 2016

Stop & Shop – Pennington, New Jersey
ShopRite – Flemington, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Flemington, New Jersey
Kings – White House, New Jersey
ShopRite – Clinton, New Jersey
ShopRite – Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

ShopRite – Washington, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Raritan, New Jersey
ShopRite – Somerville, New Jersey
ShopRite – Branchburg, New Jersey
ShopRite – Bound Brook, New Jersey
Kings – Bedminster, New Jersey
ShopRite – Bernardsville, New Jersey
Kings – Bernardsville, New Jersey

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Stop & Shop – Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Kings – Warren, New Jersey
ShopRite – Stirling, New Jersey
Kings – Gillette, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
Kings – Summit, New Jersey

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Kings – Chatham, New Jersey
Kings – Short Hills, New Jersey
ShopRite – Springfield, New Jersey
ShopRite – Millburn, New Jersey

UNION DELEGATE MICHAEL PISCITELLI

Monday, June 20, 2016

Stop & Shop – Kinnelon, New Jersey
ShopRite – West Milford, New Jersey
ShopRite – Franklin, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Sparta, New Jersey
ShopRite – Wharton, New Jersey
ShopRite – Rockaway, New Jersey
Kings – Boonton, New Jersey
Foodtown, Mount Tabor, New Jersey

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

ShopRite – Byram, New Jersey
ShopRite – Newton, New Jersey
ShopRite – Mansfield, New Jersey
ShopRite – Flanders, New Jersey
ShopRite – Chester, New Jersey
ShopRite – Netcong, New Jersey
ShopRite – Succasunna, New Jersey

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

ShopRite – Chatham, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Madison, New Jersey
Kings – Mendham, New Jersey
Kings – Morristown, New Jersey
ShopRite – Morristown, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Morris Plains, New Jersey
Kings – Florham Park, New Jersey

Thursday, June 23, 2016

ShopRite – Parsippany, New Jersey
Foodtown – Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey
ShopRite – Livingston, New Jersey
Kings – Livingston, New Jersey
ShopRite – West Caldwell, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – West Caldwell, New Jersey
Foodtown – Caldwell, New Jersey
ShopRite – Lincoln Park, New Jersey

UNION REPRESENTATIVE NICK RANDO

Monday, June 20, 2016

Foodtown, Wayne, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Wayne, New Jersey
ShopRite – Wayne, New Jersey

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Foodtown – North Haledon, New Jersey
ShopRite – Oakland, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Pompton Plains, New Jersey

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Stop & Shop – Ringwood, New Jersey
Stop & Shop – Wanaque, New Jersey

UNION DELEGATE JANICE TARANTINO

Monday, June 20, 2016

ShopRite – Pearl River, New York
Stop & Shop – Nanuet, New York
ShopRite – West Nyack, New York
Stop & Shop – Orangeburg, New York
ShopRite – Stony Point, New York
Stop & Shop – West Haverstraw, New York

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

ShopRite – Kingston, New York
Stop & Shop – New Paltz, New York
ShopRite – New Paltz, New York
ShopRite – Newburgh, New York
Stop & Shop – Newburgh, New York
ShopRite – Vails Gate, New York

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

ShopRite – Bedford Hills, New York
Stop & Shop – Mt. Kisco, New York
ShopRite – Thornwood, New York
Stop & Shop – Ossining, New York
ShopRite – Croton on Hudson, New York

Thursday, June 23, 2016

ShopRite – New City, New York
Stop & Shop – New City, New York
ShopRite – Garnerville, New York
Stop & Shop – Mt. Ivy, New York
ShopRite – Tallman, New York