AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JOHN T. NICCOLLAI TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 KINGS BANKRUPTCY UPDATE President Niccollai reported today that Kings posted another propaganda video designed to paint the Company as the best friend of all workers in their employ.  The problem with the presentation is that it is being painted with a broad brush as one size fits all, and it is not truthful or accurate.  There are several facts we must address to set the record straight as follows: 1.        UFCW Local 464A has no unfunded pension liability. Therefore...
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JOHN T. NICCOLLAI, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE President Niccollai reported today that the Union and representatives of ShopRite, Stop & Shop, and Foodtown continued the negotiations process.  Kings failed to attend the session and will be noticed regarding their behavior. The Union reviewed the approved list of demands with the Employers after commenting about our changing industry and the increased online shopping and home deliveries.  The Union strongly stressed the issues of “hazard pay”, wage compression...
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JOHN T. NICCOLLAI FRIDAY,  SEPTEMBER 4, 2020  KINGS BANKRUPTCY UPDATE  President Niccollai reported today that Kings failed to attend the second Multiemployer Negotiating Session yesterday.  It appears that the Company may have fired their Attorney of 32 years who had participated in the first negotiating session. We are having difficulty in understanding why the Company failed to negotiate with the Union yesterday, while they continue to tell the Bankruptcy Court that they are seeking to negotiate this matter in good faith with the...
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JOHN T. NICCOLLAI MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2020 KINGS BANKRUPTCY UPDATE  COURT FILINGS AND MULTIEMPLOYER NEGOTIATIONS President Niccollai reported today that our Bankruptcy Attorneys project that Kings will file an 1113 Motion today with the Court, which will reject the Union Contract (originally scheduled for last Friday).  This rejection would become effective when the Company is sold.  In addition, we were informed that Kings will not honor Multiemployer Negotiations and will, further, seek to bargain as an individual entity because of...