This is the latest message from President Harvey Whille as of February 14, 2019


Local 1262 is proud to announce that our Member Assistance Program has a new publication to assist you in filing your taxes.  Local 1262’s Guide To Filing Your Taxes is available in two versions – one for New Jersey residents and one for New York State residents – and contains information on tax-filing basics and deadlines, lists of free or reduced-cost tax filing organizations, interactive links to commonly used tax forms and much more. Additionally, discounts are being offered to Local 1262 members from leading organizations such as H&R Block and TurboTax through and  You can access the Guide by clicking on the appropriate link below.

Guide to Filing Your Taxes – NJ Residents

Guide to Filing Your Taxes – NY Residents

The deadline to file taxes this year is Monday, April 15, 2019.


President Whille is pleased to announce that the Region One Women’s Network is currently accepting applications for Child Care Grants.  The Child Care grants are awarded annually to UFCW Region One members who demonstrate financial need. To apply please visit our web site please click on the link below to download the one-page application.

You can also obtain a copy of the grant application from your Union Representative or by calling Valerie at Local 1262’s Headquarters.  If you are calling from New Jersey please dial 1-800-562-6913.  Calling from other states please dial 1-800-526-7814.

The application takes only a few minutes to complete so file yours today.  The deadline for applications is October 31, 2019.

WN Childcare Grant App for 2019


Please be advised that Local 1262 and our legal counsel continue to monitor the A&P Bankruptcy Case.  As of this date, no new information has been provided by the courts regarding the potential to pay out any additional money to former A&P/Pathmark workers. Later this year, there will be appeal hearings for claims that were previously rejected by the court. Please be advised that the union’s claims are not part of these hearings because our claims were not rejected by the court. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated as new information becomes available.


President Whille is pleased to announce that Local 1262 is now accepting applications for our Annual Scholarship Program.  Our Scholarship Program is open to Local 1262 members or the children of Local 1262 members who are a senior in high school or a freshman, sophomore or junior in college.  You can obtain a Short-Form Application on our web site by clicking on the link below.

2019 Short Form App

You can also request a Short-Form application by calling Gladyz Feimster at 973-777-3700, extension 1933.  Once the short-form application has been reviewed for eligibility, a long-form application will be mailed to you. The deadline for all materials for this year’s Scholarship Program is Friday, April 12, 2019.


Local 1262 is looking for members and their families to work on the informational picket lines posted at the Lidl store on Route 35 in Eatontown. Picketers are paid $15 per hour and must be at least 18 years old. Shifts run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Local 1262 members and their friends and family can participate. To sign-up, contact Valerie at 973-777-3700.  Help us tell the people in Eatontown to shop in “union stores.”

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.