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Rite Aid Negotiations Update
Updated On: Jan 27, 2020

Rite Aid Negotiations Update - Voice of Action Extra

Rite Aid Negotiations Update – January 27, 2020

Rite Aid continues trying to deceive members by making false claims about “mirroring the existing Trust Fund Gold medical plan.” In reality, the company is eliminating its employees' existing sick leave benefits, eliminating benefits for almost all new employees, and forcing members to change medical and dental providers.

Rite Aid isn't “mirroring” when it's eliminating benefits and forcing employees to go to different medical providers because they are not covered under the company’s plan.

Our members realize how many new faces they see working in their stores each year. In a few short years, the company will again try to pit new hires against current workers and retirees.

It’s a common tactic for this company to try to divide its employees. Management is trying to create fear and division because they know there is strength in unity.  

Rite Aid is fearful because almost 20% of its stores are in California, and our state accounts for a large percentage of Rite Aid's overall revenue.  

This company does not seem to care about keeping faith with the retirees who built its business — the same retirees who were promised benefits under the jointly administered benefit plan. We do care. It’s why we fight for past, present and future workers.

Other Union locals in California and across the United States are joining the fight to keep your existing benefits. Stand strong, stay united and we will prove yet again...

Solidarity Works!


 



 

Northern California Rite Aid Workers Vote to Reject the Company’s Offer by 91%. 

January 17, 2020 -- UFCW 8-Golden State members working for Rite Aid turned out in force to support their Union, with 91% voting to reject the company’s contract proposals and authorize a strike if one becomes necessary to reach a fair labor agreement.

The voting took place in 24 cities throughout Central and Northern California.

The company’s proposal, which it released days after announcing its largest quarterly revenue gains in 10 years, eliminates existing medical benefits for many new employees and retirees, leaving scores without medical coverage. Health care benefits were promised to retirees throughout their years working for Rite Aid.

“Rite Aid is in the business of health care. There’s no excuse for it to abandon the health needs of its own employees,” said Jacques Loveall, president of UFCW 8-Golden State. “It’s time for the company to return to the bargaining table and take care of their employees.”

Customers also sounded off in support of Rite Aid workers. Petition signatures and messages of support have come in from all across the United States through the Union’s website, www.RiteAidWorkers.org.  

"All we have is our people. Quit lining the pockets of your shareholders at the expense of the people who actually represent you." Joy Hughes, Phoenix, Ariz.

“Your employees deserve to share in "your" company's profits. They are the ones who made the profits for you! Share the wealth, don't hoard it and rip off your employees. If you don't, I'll never shop at Rite Aid again."  Donna Mckee, Lederach, Penn.


"Seniors, retirees, rely on benefits being predictable and sustaining as prices go up and life changes are made. It's cruel to strip away those things out of simple greed." Roger Templeton, Santa Monica, Calif. 


“Stop hurting people. Be decent. I will never shop at Rite Aid again if you hurt your workers." Michelle Salgado, Seattle, Wash.

Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains, operating more than 2,400 stores in 30 states. Rite Aid reports annual revenues of $21.6 billion and has seen its stock (RAD) increase by over 63% in the last month.


 



 

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE
TO ALL UFCW 8-GOLDEN STATE MEMBERS EMPLOYED BY RITE AID

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

UFCW 8–Golden State will be conducting special, drop-in membership meetings on January 14th, 15th and 16th, 2020 for members employed by Rite Aid in Northern and Central California. A vote will be taken at these meetings to authorize a strike, if necessary.

Please make every effort to drop-in anytime during one of the scheduled meetings. Area meeting locations were mailed to members to the address we have on file. Members will be updated on the status of negotiations and be able to cast their vote at these meetings.

Remain united and together we will prove, SOLIDARITY WORKS!

ROSEVILLE / SACRAMENTO AREA
Sacramento Tuesday, January 14, 2020
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
and
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
 
UFCW 8 Office
1930 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Roseville Tuesday, January 14, 2020
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
and
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
 
Best Western PLUS Orchid Suites
Galleria Room
130 N Sunrise Ave
Roseville, CA 95661
Placerville Wednesday, January 15, 2020
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Best Western
6850 Greenleaf Dr
Placerville, CA 95667
 
Tahoe Wednesday, January 15, 2020
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
North Tahoe Event Center
8318 N Lake Blvd
Kings Beach, CA 96143
 
MODESTO AREA
Modesto Tuesday, January 14, 2020
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
and
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
 
UFCW 8 Office
2007 Yosemite Blvd.
Modesto, CA 95354
Stockton Tuesday, January 14, 2020
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
and
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
 
Hilton Stockton
Stanislaus Room
2323 Grand Canal Blvd.
Stockton, CA 95207
Merced Wednesday, January 15, 2020
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
and
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
 
Towne Place Suites by Marriott
229 South Parsons Avenue
Merced, CA 95341
Angels Camp Thursday, January 16, 2020
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Travel Lodge
600 North Main St.
Angels Camp, CA 95221
 
Sonora Thursday, January 16, 2020
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Best Western Sonora Oaks
Board Room
19551 Hess Ave.
Sonora, CA 95370
 
FRESNO AREA
Fresno Tuesday, January 14, 2020
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
and
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
 
UFCW 8 Office
3485 West Shaw Ave., #101
Fresno, CA 93711
Visalia Wednesday, January 15, 2020
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
and
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
 
Holiday Inn Visalia
5625 W Cypress Avenue
Visalia, CA 93277
Hanford Thursday, January 16, 2020
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Mountain Mike’s Pizza
820 West Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA 93230
 
Selma Thursday, January 16, 2020
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Holiday Inn
2950 Pea Soup Anderson Blvd.
Selma, CA 93662
 
SANTA ROSA AREA
Santa Rosa Tuesday, January 14, 2020
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
and
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
 
UFCW 8 Office
940 Hopper Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Fort Bragg Wednesday, January 15, 2020
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Harbor Lite Lodge
120 N. Harbor Dr.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
 
Clearlake Thursday, January 16, 2020
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Main Street Bar & Grill
14084 Lakeshore Dr.
Clearlake, CA 95422
 
Ukiah Thursday, January 16, 2020
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Hampton Inn
Fireside Room
1160 Airport Park Blvd.
Ukiah, CA 95482
 
REDDING AREA
Redding Tuesday, January 14, 2020
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
and
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
 
IBEW Local 340
One Labor Plaza
900 Locust Street
Redding, CA 96001
Alturas Wednesday, January 15, 2020
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Super 8 Motel
511 N. Main St.
Alturas, CA 96101
 
Yreka Wednesday, January 15, 2020
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Holiday Inn Express
707 Montague Rd.
Yreka, CA 96097
 
Quincy Thursday, January 16, 2020
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Round Table Pizza
60 E. Main Street
Quincy, CA 95971
 
Susanville Thursday, January 16, 2020
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Masonic Lodge
84 N Lassen Street
Susanville, CA 96130
 
CHICO AREA
Chico Wednesday, January 15, 2020
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
and
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
 
C.W.A. Office
1009 Sycamore St
Chico, CA 95928
Yuba City Thursday, January 16, 2020
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Best Western Yuba City Inn
894 W. Onstott Rd.
Yuba City, CA 95991


 



 

Rite Aid Attempts to Deceive and Divide Members – January 9, 2020

As Rite Aid continues to try deceiving and dividing members, nothing in the company's recent proposals has changed. The company’s claim of mirroring existing benefits is false. They want to take complete control of member benefits while eliminating some of the existing benefits for new hires and retirees. This will ultimately pit new members against current members. Rite Aid knows new employees will eventually outnumber current employees, and future contract proposals will continue to get worse.

Rite Aid has already proposed eliminating some benefits. Once they have administrative control, they will eliminate more. Historically, the company has done this in other locations back east, and members working there have regretted losing their Union benefit plans. Your union works diligently to bargain a contract settlement without a strike. It’s the employer’s unreasonable demands in negotiations and unfair labor practices which could force members to take action.

Am I allowed to continue working during a strike?

Crossing a picket line to work undermines the bargaining process and prolongs negotiations. If a picket line becomes necessary, we encourage members to walk the picket line where they get strike pay. We also help members find work in neighboring stores where business picks up as customers typically honor a picket line, especially when you're fighting to keep existing benefits.

What steps do I need to take to work and not be fined?

It's a common tactic for companies to try to divide and conquer when it comes to bargaining a contract with Union members. If someone becomes a "non-member," they still pay dues, but they don't get to vote on their contract. When the company tries to trick members into doing this, they are attempting to eliminate the members' right to vote, thus changing who is allowed to vote when a contract settlement is reached.

The fact is, UFCW 8-Golden State has never fined a member for crossing a picket line. We can't speak for other unions, but it's just not what we do.

Will I be treated differently if I work during a strike?

While the company's message of prohibiting unlawful discrimination is true, I'm sure you have seen many companies break the rules and laws quite regularly. Let's not sugar coat it, crossing and working behind a picket line does create animosity with your coworkers. By crossing a sanctioned picket line, you're choosing to stand with the company, which is trying to take things away from you and your coworkers. But when you stand together in solidarity with coworkers, supporting each other's fight for a better future, you often build a lifetime bond. In fact, this is why we have a contract and why we have a Union to help enforce it.

Don't let your employer silence your voice. Don't let them take away your existing benefits, claiming they are too expensive even though the company hasn't seen an increase in benefit-cost in over 12 years.

Stand together, and we will prove Solidarity Works!


 



 

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE
TO ALL UFCW 8-GOLDEN STATE MEMBERS EMPLOYED BY RITE AID

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

UFCW 8–Golden State will be conducting special, drop-in membership meetings on January 14th, 15th and 16th, 2020 for members employed by Rite Aid in Northern and Central California. A vote will be taken at these meetings to authorize a strike, if necessary.

Please make every effort to drop-in anytime during one of the scheduled meetings. A list of the locations, along with date and time, has been mailed to members to the address we have on file. Members will be updated on the status of negotiations and be able to cast their vote at these meetings.

Remain united and together we will prove, SOLIDARITY WORKS!


 



 

Northern California Rite Aid Negotiations Update – December 23, 2019

In a callous and devious attempt to force their ill-conceived will upon you, Rite Aid Management is trying to impose a far-inferior health plan on its employees in Northern California.

We don’t intend to let this happen.

Your Union has been bargaining in good faith with your employer, and we intend to continue bargaining to reach an acceptable settlement. We have met numerous times with their negotiators and offered responsible solutions.  Their action is illegal and in bad faith, and we will take the appropriate steps with the Federal Government necessary to protect your rights.  In addition, we will soon be sending you notice of dates of Union meetings to reject their outrageous proposal and authorize a strike should it become necessary.

Rite Aid’s letter to you dated December 20, 2019, ignores the fact they have failed to increase their contribution for over 12 years to fund your Union and employer directed health plan.  This letter came one day after Rite Aid announced its largest quarterly revenue gains in 10 years!

  • Rite Aid’s plan eliminates healthcare coverage for all employees with less than 30 hours of work a week. This provision alone incentivizes your employer to hire MORE part-time workers, encouraging them to reduce the hours of existing employees.

  • Rite Aid’s plan eliminates the Platinum Plan.

  • All current retirees and future eligible retirees would no longer receive or be eligible for retiree healthcare.

  • The company-controlled plan could be changed without your voice in the future.  This would allow Rite Aid to shift more of THEIR costs to YOU without you having a say and negating any wage increase you might receive.

  • In addition, Rite Aid’s letter fails to provide additional funding to protect your pension, which other participating drug companies have agreed to.

During this time of the year, you should be thinking of the holidays and family. We understand that.  However, Rite Aid has forced upon you an insulting and outrageous proposal, creating this crisis out of a desire to wrench control of your health plan from you.  They have gone so far as to misinform and mislead you, to accomplish their goal.

A jointly-administered health plan with guaranteed benefits would help prevent “December surprises” like this from being forced on you by your employer.

To be clear, the Union’s proposal to keep your Union administered health plan will not cost Rite Aid more than it has said it is willing to pay.  Our most recent proposal was well within the monies Rite Aid has budgeted for the new collective bargaining agreement. 

Stay strong, stay informed and together we will prove SOLIDARITY WORKS!


 



 

Messages of support continue to pour in for Rite Aid workers

Below are just a few messages of support from some of the thousands of community supporters who have completed petitions online and in front of Rite Aid stores, sending in messages of support. The community clearly understands and supports our members working at Rite Aid and the fight to keep their benefits.

FMTK CLC letter to Rite Aid CEO 11 2019UFCW 8-Golden State, along with our members, greatly appreciates the outpouring of community support. You can support Rite Aid Workers by completing the petition at www.RiteAidWorkers.org/petition and letting Rite Aid know your support their workers fight to keep existing benefits.

"I'm not a union member, but I'm a strong union supporter. I vote with my dollars. I spend my money at union businesses every chance I get, and I refuse to spend a nickel at a business that doesn't respect their workers. I refuse to cross a picket line for any reason."
  -  Bryan Glovetsky, Independence, CA

"I just picked up a prescription from Rite Aid for my mom. I'm disappointed that another company that makes multi-millions wants to cut benefits to their Store Associates. They are the FACE of your company and deserve to be treated with dignity & respect. Continued disloyalty to will change where my mom's prescriptions go."
  -  Carly Huston, Sacramento

"I'm supporting in solidarity as a member of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors."
  -  Phillip Serna, Sacramento

"I'm an Seiu-uhw member but support this cause! Everyone deserves to have affordable benefits & keep them!"
  -  Jessica Jones, Citrus Heights

"You made enough money to not cut your employee benefits - Shame on you for being so greedy - I will not be shopping a Rite Aid any more until this changes."
  -  Kelly Schultz, Camino

NVLF Letter to Rite Aid CEO 11 2019"It is appalling Rite Aid would cut benefits for workers and senior citizens. Please reconsider today."
  -  Karen Gonzales, Sacramento

"We need better wages with all the prices increasing. Definitely need good healthcare benefits in this day and age. Hopefully Rite Aid makes the right decisions for its employees."
  -  Jenica Pickering, Modesto

"I am a Rite Aid customer and have all of my prescriptions automatically filled at your Pharmacy. For a company that makes so much money from healthcare (my insurance dollars keep your lights on) to deny its own employees coverage is sickening. You're not the only game in town, and I'm happy to take my dollars elsewhere."
  -  Sean McDonnell, Sacramento

"I believe the all employees who work for rite aid deserve their benefits due to the time and effort they contribute to each store."
Breanna Jacobo, Modesto

" … that ain't cool. I believe that if you work hard for your company the lease that the company can do is back up their employee benefits. Taking them away shouldn't be an option!"
  -  Carlos Sarabia, Modesto

" ... my wife and I get our monthly Rxs at the local Rite Aid.  We would never cross a picket line."
  -  Michael Schultz, Burney

"We need support our seniors and our workers I did not know that rite Aid did that 12 years and no support that is terrible."
  -  Rene Miranda, Fresno

"My family stands with the workers."
  -  Holly Dias, Sacramento

"What a shameful move to alter the lives of retired personnel. These people have no other means to make an optional income at this stage if their lives. Rite Aid should have kept these incomes in their budget. Bad business"
Melissa Lanier, Sacramento

"I stand with the Rite Aid Workers!"
  -  Roxanne Rosas, Fresno

"I will definitely won't be shopping there until this is resolved."
  -  Dexter Hampton, Roseville

"You know the things you have done/are doing which are affecting negatively, the quality of life of your workers and their families. Please check the math again and see that what's BEST for THEM is BEST for YOU."
  -  Ricky Bispo, Modesto

"It is unfair that retired workers might be denied their health care from a multimillion dollar company. Healthcare is a basic human right! Will not be shopping here anytime soon."
  -  Less Acosta, Davis

"I won't be shopping at rite aid until they stop their unfair labor practices."
  -  Kenneth Hermann, Davis

"It's time to stop all that nonsense and let the people who put their work in for you keep their earned benefits."
  -  Ernesto Modesto, Stockton

"I am a community supporter of your cause. Please let me know what I can do to help!"
  -  Tim Robertson, Keyes

"Please do not take away health benefit from your own.  They need these benefits to survive...."
  -  Santokh Singh, Merced

"Don't take away the benefits!"
  -  Erika Miller, Chico

"Health care is a moral responsibility for a company the size of Rite Aid.  These folks work for your company; your company is in business to make a profit; your employees contribute to the realization of that profit.  Take care of your employees.  You pay for utilities; you maintain infrastructure; your employees are your fellow human beings some of the same people who sit next to you at church.  For God’s sake, take care of them."
  -  Neil Schwartz, Chico

"Disgusting that a healthcare company would do this. I support Rite Aid workers 100%!"
  -  Levi Pine, San Diego

"Don't take away benefits to seniors."
  -  Susanna Redfearn, Coalinga

"The employees are the ones making the money for these companies they need to take care of their employees"
  -  Patrick Hallmark, Clovis

"If it wasn't for the people that work in these stores day in and day out, Rite Aid wouldn't even exist.  They deserve to be treated fairly and taken care of."
  -  Carol Elfstrom, Fresno

"Please provide health care to your employees. All of them."
  -  Genevieve Appleby, Harrisburg PA


 



 


 



 

Northern California Rite Aid Negotiations Update – November 8, 2019

In Northern California, Rite Aid has not increased its contributions to the jointly administered Union-Employer medical benefit plan in over 12 years. After profiting off of rising health care costs, Rite Aid now claims the existing health care plan for its employees is too expensive. 

Management is holding meetings with employees trying to plead its case for cutting their benefits. However, Rite Aid’s recent quarterly earnings report beat analysts’ forecasts with “better-than-expected earnings” (CNBC: Rite Aid jumps more than 9% after reporting better-than-expected earnings). 

Rite Aid has also falsely claimed we want to put them out of business, which is absolute nonsense, and nothing could be further from the truth. Rite Aid’s proposal of eliminating the existing benefit plan and eliminating benefits for new employees working less than 30 hours per week, as well as retirees, is unconscionable. We must respond to protect our members’ benefits.

Employees across the country have had serious and costly regrets after switching to the company medical plan, realizing far too late that the employers’ goal was to shift the burden of medical costs on to the employees. 

The rallies, which took place at dozens of locations, have had a definite impact. Additional rallies are scheduled over the next two weeks. We will continue to engage with consumers and our community partners, letting them know about Rite Aid’s attempt to cut employees’ benefits. We will also petition customers to move their prescriptions to a Union pharmacy which values and protects its employees. 

Negotiations with Rite Aid are planned to resume in the coming weeks. Remain united, stand in solidarity with your Union sisters and brothers, and we will prove Solidarity Works!

Rite Aid Rally Locations
Tue, Nov 12, 2019 from 4 PM to 7 PM
Store # Store Address
6007 3142 G Street Merced 95340
6015 1449 East F St #102 Oakdale 95361
4062 900 Sunrise Blvd. Roseville 95661
6086 4300 Elverta Rd Antelope 95843
6099 975 E Cypress Redding 96001
6108 11230 Donner Pass Rd Truckee 96161
6087 650 Mangrove Chico 95926
6434 1710 California St Escalon 95320
5806 5212 W Walnut Visalia 93277
6000 520 West Lodi Ave Lodi 95240
6071 1125 Alhambra Blvd Sacramento 95816
6378 8027 N Cedar Ave. Fresno 93720
6021 1793 Marlow Rd. Santa Rosa 95401
6028 490 South Main St Fort Bragg 95437
6197 2135 Cowell Davis 95616
6107 1020 AL Tahoe Blvd South Lake Tahoe 96150
6013 1935 N St Newman 95360

Rite Aid Rally Locations
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 from 4 PM to 7 PM
Store # Store Address
5858 1721 East Manning Ave Reedley 93654
6008 1707 McHenry Ave Suite C Modesto 95350
6014 1300 W. F Street Oakdale 95361
6019 651 N Golden State Blvd Turlock 95380
6031 218 N Main Sebastopol 95472
6033 680 State St Ukiah 95482
6043 2805 Bell Rd Auburn 95603
6045 5049 Sunrise Blvd. Citrus Heights 95610
6048 655 Russell Blvd. Davis 95616
6058 31 Fairlane Dr. Placerville 95667
6076 4980 Freeport Blvd. Sacramento 95822
6080 1309 Fulton Ave Sacramento 95825
6100 3095 McMurray Anderson 96007
6291 1970 Grant Line Road Tracy 95376
6432 7211 Elk Grove Blvd. Elk Grove 95758
6476 2990 East Nees Fresno 93720
6560 446 Roseville Square Roseville 95678

Rite Aid Rally Locations
Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 from 4 PM to 7 PM
Store # Store Address
5863 6074 N 1st St Fresno 93710
5996 1050 North Wilson Way Stockton 95205
6003 1830 Mitchell Rd Ceres 95307
6005 1245 W Yosemite Ave Manteca 95337
6023 1551 Farmers  Santa Rosa 95405
6029 525 Healdsburg Ave Healdsburg 95448
6049 6661 Auburn Blvd. Citrus Heights 95621
6062 4004 Foothills Blvd. Roseville 95747
6066 295 Main St. Woodland 95695
6069 831 K St. Sacramento 95814
6083 7860 Gerber Road Sacramento 95828
6089 720 Sutton Wy. Grass Valley 95945
6188 640 Edith Ave Corning 96021
6243 2500 N. 10th Ave. Hanford 93230
6403 4241 Marconi Sacramento 95821
6512 1000 W Monte Vista Ave Turlock 95382

** NOTE: Additional rally locations planned over the next two weeks, details to follow **


 



 

Rite Aid Negotiations Update – October 30, 2019

Bargaining continued with Rite Aid last week. The rallies, which took place at dozens of locations, have had a definite impact. Our actions were the first thing brought up by the company during our meetings.

Additional discussions are being planned with Rite Aid into next month.

In the act of desperation, Rite Aid has messaged members trying to coerce them into a company healthcare plan. This would eliminate the jointly administered benefit plan, giving Rite Aid sole control over benefit administration.

Rite Aid has claimed the healthcare costs for the Union-Employer plan are too high. They fail to mention the company has not increased its contributions to the jointly administered medical plan in over 12 years. Do you know of any other employer who offers medical benefits and has not seen their costs increase over the last decade? 

Plain and simple, management is trying to pull a bait-and-switch. Rite Aid is trying to bait workers with wages so they can switch control of their benefits to the company.

Don’t fall for their bait and switch!

The company is also trying to deceive and divide members, claiming the Union wants “to put the company out of business.” Nothing could be further from the truth.

Under the company plan, the company proposes to:

  • Eliminate benefits for new employees working less than 30 hours per week;
  • Eliminate retiree benefits;

With a company plan in place, management could try to replace existing members with benefits for new employees who are not eligible for benefits. They’ve already proposed eliminating some benefits, what else would change after they have administrative control?

Remain united with your Union bargaining team, stand in solidarity with your Union sisters and brothers, and we will prove once again Solidarity Works!


 



 

Rite Aid Negotiations Update – October 22, 2019

** NOTE: Updated 10/24/19 with additional rally locations **

Meetings with Rite Aid resume this week, and while UFCW 8-Golden State continues to seek innovative solutions to control medical costs and push for the best possible benefits and wages, Rite Aid has chosen not to renew the current extension agreement. 

The extension agreement has allowed for additional healthcare contributions to maintain benefits, and with its cancellation, we must take action.

We are planning rallies at dozens of select Rite Aid stores to engage with consumers and our community partners, letting them know about Rite Aid’s attempt to cut their employees benefits.

It’s important to note, this is not a strike or walkout, it’s a community action to inform the public. Members are able to participate if they are not working during the time of the action.

We must respond to protect your benefits. It’s crucial, now more than ever, for you to remain united with your Union to get the contract you deserve.

Stay strong and together we will prove Solidarity Works! 
 

 

Rally Locations
Wednesday, 10/23/2019 from 4 PM to 7 PM

Rite Aid #6003

1830 Mitchell Rd

Ceres

95307

Rite Aid #6016

855 Mono Way

Sonora

95370

Rite Aid #4062

900 Sunrise Blvd

Roseville

95661

Rite Aid #6403

4241 Marconi Ave

Sacramento

95821

Rite Aid #6045

5409 Sunrise Blvd

Citrus Heights

95610

Rite Aid #6099

975 E Cypress

Redding

96001

Rite Aid  #6089

720 Sutton Way

Grass Valley

95945

Rite Aid #5862

1210 Blackstone

Fresno

93703

Rite Aid #6087

650 Mangrove Ave

Chico

95926

Rite Aid #6291

1970 W Grant Line Road

Tracy

95376

Rite Aid #6432

7211 Elk Grove Blvd

Elk Grove

95758

Rite Aid #6069

831 K St

Sacramento

95814

Rite Aid #6032

19205 Sonoma Hwy

Sonoma

95476

Rite Aid #6029

525 Healdsburg Ave

Healdsburg

95448

Rite Aid #6048

655 Russell Blvd

Davis

95616

Rite Aid #6057

1220 Broadway

Placerville

95667

Rite Aid #6013

1935 N Street

Newman

95360

Thursday, 10/24/2019 from 4 PM to 7 PM

Rite Aid #6008

1707 McHenry Ave Suite C

Modesto

95350

Rite Aid #6510

4774 West Lane

Stockton

95210

Rite Aid #6458

990 Pleasant Grove Blvd

Roseville

95661

Rite Aid #6059

2111 Golden Centre Lane

Rancho Cordova

95670

Rite Aid #6086

4300 Elverta Rd

Antelope

95843

Rite Aid #6097

1801 Eureka Way

Redding

96001

Rite Aid  #6106

8245 N Lake Blvd

Kings Beach

96143

Rite Aid #5865

2011 W Shaw Ave

Fresno

93711

Rite Aid #6094

220 W East Ave

Chico

95926

Rite Aid #6005

1245 W Yosemite Ave

Manteca

95336

Rite Aid #6083

7860 Gerber Road

Sacramento

95828

Rite Aid #6071

1125 Alhambra

Sacramento

95816

Rite Aid #4212

955 Stony Point Rd

Santa Rosa

95407

Rite Aid #6033

680 S State St

Ukiah

95482

Rite Aid #6197

2135 Cowell Road

Davis

95616

Rite Aid #6058

31 Fairlane Dr

Placerville

95667

Rite Aid #6019

651 N Golden State Blvd.

Turlock

95380

Fri, 10/25/2019 from 4 PM to 7 PM

Rite Aid #6010

1032 Oakdale Rd

Modesto

95355

Rite Aid #5998

6445 Pacific Ave

Stockton

95207

Rite Aid #6560

446 Roseville Square

Roseville

95678

Rite Aid #6080

1309 Fulton Ave

Sacramento

95825

Rite Aid #6049

6661 Auburn Blvd

Citrus Heights

95621

Rite Aid #6095

6424 Westside Road

Redding

96001

Rite Aid  #6108

11230 Donner Pass Road

Truckee

96161

Rite Aid #6289

4593 N Cedar

Fresno

93726

Rite Aid #6091

2700 Oro Dam Blvd E

Oroville

95966

Rite Aid #6490

599 W Valpico Road

Tracy

95376

Rite Aid #6000

520 West Lodi Ave

Lodi

95240

Rite Aid #6074

5610 Stockton Blvd

Sacramento

95824

Rite Aid #6021

1793 Marlow Rd

Santa Rosa

95401

Rite Aid #6034

1730 S Main St

Willits

95490

Rite Aid #6066

295 West Main St.

Woodland

95695

Rite Aid #6526

3101 Green Valley Rd

Cameron Park

95682

Rite Aid #6512

1000 W Monte Vista Ave

Turlock

95382

NOTE: Additional locations to follow.


 



 

Contract Talks Overshadowed by High Health Care and Pension Costs

Rite Aid and Union negotiators confront need for more funds to preserve current benefits

As our Union bargaining team meets with Rite Aid to negotiate a new contract, both sides are confronting the high costs of preserving the health care and pension benefits of Union members and their loved ones.

In order to keep providing the high level of health benefits our members currently enjoy, Rite Aid would need to pay into our jointly adminstered health care fund an additional $2 for every hour worked by every employee.

This huge investment by the company would be required to ensure the solvency of the fund through the length of the new contract, with the possibility of still more increases in future contracts.

The ripple effects of these costs could be felt in other parts of the contract as our Union negotiators continue to pursue the best possible terms for all members of UFCW 8-Golden State who work for Rite Aid.

As we do in negotiations with all employers in the many industries we serve, our team will seek innovative solutions to control costs while pushing for the highest possible levels of benefits and wages for our members.

This company is in the business of providing health-oriented products, including pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements and medical devices.

Accordingly, we believe the company should never abandon the health needs of its employees, who deserve the very highest standards of care in the retail drug sector.

To prevent this scenario from happening, we ask our Rite Aid members to take a stand for preserving their health care for themselves and their covered family members.

Please be on the alert for notifications of further developments in this matter.

If you have questions about these negotiations with Rite Aid’s management, contact your District Union Representative.

Stand with your Union in word and deed, and we will show the world, once again...

Solidarity Works!


 



 

Northern CA Rite Aid Negotiations Update - July 12, 2019

Contract negotiations with Rite Aid in Northern California continue. We have an agreement to extend the terms of the current labor agreement through the end of August as we continue bargaining. Members’ wages, benefits and workplace rules are protected throughout this stage of negotiations.

Healthcare is a critical issue as we work to ensure our members’ benefits are secure and stable under a plan which provides oversight by Union and company trustees.

Any negotiated contract must acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our members by improving wages and protecting your health benefits.

In the meantime, be vocal in your support of your Union benefits, stand strong and proud with your Union, and together we will prove … Solidarity Works!


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