A&P/Pathmark Update from President John T. Niccollai - 8/12/15


A&P has filed a motion seeking emergency, interim relief to modify its Collective Bargaining Agreements with the UFCW and UFCW/RWDSU Local Unions under Section 1113(e) of the Bankruptcy Code.

A&P has asked that the hearing on the motion be heard before the Bankruptcy Court in White Plains, New York on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 10:00 A.M.

While bankruptcy law favors Companies like A&P, we are going to fight hard in negotiations and in Court to protect our members and our contracts.

Your Local Union will be filing strong objections to this motion and opposing it in Court because we find it to be totally unfair.  You are the heart and soul of these stores and you have sacrificed more than enough already to help bail out this irresponsible Company.

Some of the modifications that the motion requests to make to our Collective Bargaining Agreements include:

•    Terminating all bumping provisions.
•    Severance to workers in stores that are closing will be paid up front, but will not exceed 25% of what is due according to your contract.

Unless there are unusual circumstances, which we do not expect to happen here, the order by the Judge cannot be repealed.

We will fight tirelessly to make it very clear to A&P and the Bankruptcy Judge that A&P should honor its responsibilities to you and your families.  Part of that fight includes a Petition being circulated in the stores, which will be presented to Judge Drain for Monday’s hearing. (See attached.)

If you have any questions, please contact your Union Representative.  We are here to help you in every way possible.

We will continue to keep you informed.