May 23, 2013 - President John T. Niccollai reported today (May 23, 2013), relating to a three and a half hour meeting held with A&P and Pathmark and all other banners concerning the following:
May 15, 2013 - UFCW Local 464A President, John T. Niccollai spoke to several issues facing the Local Union and voiced his belief that with continued perseverance and a united front, the future holds promise for Union workers. At the Local 464A General Membership Meeting held May 14 at Union headquarters in Little Falls, NJ, members were advised that some employers continue to cut hours for workers under the guise of the Affordable Care Act, often called Obama Care.
April 29, 2013 - UFCW Local 464A President, John T. Niccollai, reported today (April 29, 2013), that he is deeply disappointed and troubled by the latest events that show Hostess/Twinkie reopening as a non-Union enterprise, thereby, leaving 15,000 hard-working men and women unemployed.
April 12, 2013 - UFCW Local 464A President, John T. Niccollai, reported today, that he has been meeting, one on one, with all employers and relating to them the fact that all of our fulltime and part-time members will continue to receive health care coverage in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), better known as Obama Care. As we know, employees cannot work more than thirty hours per week unless health care is provided by an enterprise employing more than fifty workers.
Unions Meet With A&P/Pathmark Executives: New Company Staff Announced, Achieves Positive Cash Flow - but Not Profitability
March 21, 2013 - March 21, 2013 - In a meeting lasting over three hours yesterday, UFCW Local 464A President, John T. Niccollai, and the eleven other Unions holding Collective Bargaining Agreements with A&P owned stores, met with Greg Mays the new Chairman of the Board and other top executives.
March 15, 2013 - UFCW Local 464A President, John T. Niccollai, announced today that a meeting has been scheduled between A&P/Pathmark and its other banners and all Local Unions holding Collective Bargaining Agreements with the Company. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday March 20, 2013 at 12:00 Noon.
Although an agenda concerning this meeting has not been provided, it will permit an opportunity for Local Union leaders to question the financial stability of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company and uncover details concerning its future course of action.
New England Locals Overwhelmingly Ratify New Agreement With Stop & Shop - Health Care the Primary Issue
March 11, 2013 - On Sunday March 10, 2013 all five New England Local Unions holding Collective Bargaining Agreements with Stop & Shop Supermarket Company ratified a new 3-Year Agreement. The monumental issue, which created the need for an extension prior to the settlement, pertained to health care for both fulltime and part-time members. Based upon the Memorandum of Agreement we are reporting the outcome of the settlement relating to the health care package as follows:
February 20, 2013 - Supermarket News - Mark Hamstra
Negotiating health care benefits for union workers amid an uncertain regulatory environment proves challenging.
(Published Feb. 18, 2013, Supermarket News) - Of all the figures generated by actuaries and accountants around the Affordable Care Act, perhaps none is more important to supermarket operators and their workers as the number 30.
February 1, 2013 - It has come to our attention today, February 1, 2013, that Express Scripts, the administrator of the Local 464A Prescription Plan, has encountered a computer program error on a global scale. This error is resulting in the denial of prescriptions processed at pharmacies and other suppliers. Express Scripts has assured us that it is working to resolve the issue and we are hopeful that the problem will be corrected expeditiously. Calls to Local 464A will in no way correct the issue until Express Scripts has completed the work necessary to fix its computer problem.
February 1, 2013 - "Walmart tried to change the conversation away from real worker concerns in their stores. Today’s memo allows the UFCW to continue its support for the brave leaders of OUR Walmart and the tens of thousands of supporters who stand with them. Walmart workers and their supporters will continue their call for change at Walmart and an end to its attempts to silence workers who speak out for better jobs."
For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 31, 2013