AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JOHN T. NICCOLLAI - 5-15-2020

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JOHN T. NICCOLLAI FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE

REOPENING OF DELI, SEAFOOD AND OTHER DEPARTMENTS

President Niccollai reported that commencing next week several of our Employers will be going back to more complete customer service in Deli, Seafood and other departments.  This change will require more interaction between workers and customers.

Companies have drafted detailed plans for new department formats and customer service guidelines.  As with all plans, we will only know if and how well they work once they are enacted.

The purpose of this message is to inform our Brothers and Sisters and Management that your Union will not permit your health or safety to be compromised, and we will use all of our resources to be assured that you are not being placed in harm’s way.

In the event that there are serious dangers in the manner you are being asked to work, report the situation to Management immediately.  Indicate that you feel uncomfortable and are deeply concerned about your safety.  Do not walk off the job – do not have a heated confrontation.  If Management takes no action to correct the situation, call the Union as soon as possible.

We all understand the need to perform portions of our job through waiting on and interacting with customers.  Our Employers, however, must also understand that our safety is paramount.  No one should be asked to risk their health and life as part of a job description.

WORK SMARTLY – WORK SAFELY