January 9, 2014 - Health Care Funded for A&P/Pathmark Fulltime and Part-Time Members Through 2016
January 2, 2014 - UFCW Local 464A President, John T. Niccollai, announced today, January 2, 2014, that discussions continued through the holiday period concerning the proper funding of health care under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (often called ObamaCare), for members of A&P/Pathmark and related banners. Niccollai said it is imperative that all affected members understand that their health care coverage continues presently and that there is no need to go onto any of the ObamaCare designated health care exchanges.
December 24, 2013 -
UFCW Local 464A President, John T. Niccollai, reported today, December 24, that talks between top executives of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company and Local 464A are continuing through the holiday period. "The issue of our health care is much too important to put off until after the New Year. There will be ample time to recognize our religious and family obligations and yet continue protracted negotiations."
December 17, 2013 - UFCW Local 464A president, John T. Niccollai, reported today (Dec. 17, 2013) that meetings were held on Wednesday, December 11 and Monday, December 16 between Local 464A and A&P/Pathmark for the purpose of properly funding health care for fulltime and part-time members under the new guidelines of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), frequently termed ObamaCare. "Hours and hours were spent crunching numbers and exploring any and all means of preserving our outstanding benefit program."
November 26, 2013 - UFCW Local 464A President, John T. Niccollai, announced today (November 26, 2013), that pursuant to the Contract Re-Opener provided in the Conditions of Term Sheets, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company and the Union will meet on Wednesday, December 11 and Monday, December 16.
November 22, 2013 - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), today released the following statement after the Senate voted to change its filibuster rules for certain executive branch nominees.
November 6, 2013 - Last night was a big victory for our entry-level part-time workers and an overall victory for part-timers in general. The minimum wage in New Jersey will be increased from $7.25/hr. to $8.25/hr. effective January 1, 2014. Also, in each September there will be a cost of living increase to adjust for inflation. As we previously reported in The Sentinel, the minimum wage in New York will increase from $7.25/hr. to $9.00/hr. in stages through calendar year 2016.
November 1, 2013 - President Niccollai reported today (November 1, 2013), that talks with A&P/Pathmark have failed to produce an agreement to properly fund health care under ObamaCare into the future. "We don't know if the company is just inundated with problems or simply doesn't care about providing appropriate health care to the membership under ObamaCare.
October 4, 2013 - UFCW Local 464A President, John T. Niccollai, reported today that a discussion was held at this week's meeting of the local union's Executive Board concerning A&P/Pathmark's continued refusal to fund health care as prescribed by the Affordable Care Act adopted into law by the United States Congress.
August 9, 2013 - (Chicago, Illinois) – the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) affiliated with the AFL-CIO in a bold move toward a stronger, more unified labor movement. UFCW President Joe Hansen, supported by a vote of the UFCW Executive Board, decided to add the 1.3 million private sector members to the AFL-CIO federation in order to build a stronger, more unified voice for the rights of workers.