The Annual Shop Stewards Seminar will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.  In order to safeguard the well-being of our Shop Stewards, the event will be held in a large outdoor tent in the parking lot of The Brownstone, 351 West Broadway, Paterson, NJ 07522.  We will be observing social distancing and participants may or may not wear masks, since it will be outdoors, depending on individual comfort levels.   The program will include lectures and informational discussions.  The purpose of the Seminar is to train Shop Stewards to be more effective in resolving problems...
HAPPY LABOR DAY!! As we approach Labor Day this year, we must always remember that it’s not just a day off from work filled with family and friends. The first Labor Day Celebration was organized in New York City in 1882 to honor Union Members and their Unions for what they did for working people everywhere.  Over time, the holiday spread to all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories.  Most working people don’t realize that almost all of the benefits and emoluments enjoyed by those who toil for a living today came into being because of Labor Unions.  Even...
KINGS UPDATE – RETENTION BONUS  What is less confusing than contract language that states, “A Retention Bonus of two hundred dollar ($200.00) for all full-time employees and one hundred dollars ($100.00) for part-time employees”?  Your Union is now in the process of working with Kings to get the miscalculation of the Retention Bonus corrected, and working together we will fix the problem. In all candor, the transition of a complete Company to new ownership is never without problems.  Every Company has different computer programs, which need to be modified to...
RETROACTIVE OVERTIME RECALCULATION PAYMENT FOR EMPLOYEES OF SHOPRITE, PRICERITE, FRESH GROCER AND WAKEFERN   Your Union is pleased to report that a routine audit of the payroll system of the above named Employers has indicated that certain shift premiums and/or bonuses were not included in the calculation of overtime for some associates.  The affected Employers have corrected the issue and have recalculated the applicable overtime, which we expect to be in the paychecks issued on September 3, 2021.  Our members should understand that this correction does not apply to all...