Hotline

This is the latest update from President Harvey Whille as of Wednesday, July 19

NEWBURGH PRE-RETIREMENT SEMINAR FULLY BOOKED

SEATS STILL AVAILABLE FOR WOODBRIDGE ON OCT. 19

The September 13 Pre-Retirement Seminar in Newburgh, NY is now fully booked. However, we are taking names on a waiting list for another seminar to be held in that area in the near future.

There are still seats available for the October 19 Pre-Retirement Seminar in Woodbridge, NJ. To register for that seminar, contact your Union Representative or call Val Morano at UFCW Local 1262 Headquarters at 973-777-3700, extension 1934.   The deadline to register for the October 19 seminar is Friday, September 22. 

Local 1262’s Pre-Retirement seminars are a negotiated benefit in your contract. They are held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are open to members who are at least 55, have at least nine years of credited pension service and are eligible to retire.

UFCW INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT PERRONE FILES FTC COMPLAINT RE: AMAZON/WHOLE FOODS MERGER

UFCW International President Marc Perrone is filing a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) related to Amazon’s plan to purchase Whole Foods arguing that it will put small and medium stores out of business and hike up prices for consumers.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Perrone said that Amazon’s online model and sheer size provides them with an unfair competitive advantage.

Democratic lawmakers have also raised issues with the merger and are calling for hearings on the matter and some of the nation’s farmers have expressed concern about the merger as well.

Read the article by clicking on the link below.

Washington Post Article

LOCAL 1262 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Local 1262 is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Scholarship Program.

The winner of the $2,500 Sam Kinsora Scholarship is Franco Galasso who works in the ShopRite on Fisher Boulevard in Toms River.

The nine winners of $1,500 scholarships are:

Pamela Blauvelt, whose father David works at the ShopRite in Newton.

Kyle Casey who works at the Foodtown in Wayne.

Kaitlyn Duffy, whose mother Ellen works at the ShopRite in Wayne.

Joy Fuller who works at the ShopRite in New City.

Fatima Hassan who works at the ShopRite in Carteret.

Makeda Norma, whose mother Novetta Jones works at the ShopRite in Ramsey.

Rachel Rothrock, who works at the ShopRite in Phillipsburg.

Lindsay Verrico, whose father Mark works at the ShopRite in Little Falls.

Ashley Wray who works at the ShopRite in East Orange.

Congratulations to our winners who will be featured in the Fall issue of the Banner. Applications for Local 1262’s 2018 Scholarship Program will be available in mid-October.

On-the-job questions?  Call your union representative.

If you are calling from New Jersey, please dial 1-800-562-6913

Calling from other states please dial 1-800-526-7814      

Note:  This hotline is updated weekly and as needed for breaking news.  This hotline can also be accessed by calling 1-888-GET-1262.