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THIS IS THE LATEST UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT HARVEY WHILLE AS OF THURSDAY, AUG. 8

 

ALBANY AREA CONTRACT VOTE MEETING TO BE HELD THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 2019

Attention members employed in the Albany, Colonie, Niskayuna and Slingerlands ShopRite stores:  A Special Union Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 22 to review and vote on your new proposed contract which was unanimously approved by the rank-and-file members of the Contract Negotiating Committee last week.  We urge you to attend this meeting which begins at 7 p.m. at The Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road in Albany. If you have questions, please call your Union Representative Chris Molinaro at -1800-526-7814, extension 1925.

th[1]LOCAL 1262 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED

President Harvey Whille is pleased to announce the ten winners of this year’s Scholarship Awards.

The winner of the $2,500 Samuel F. Kinsora Memorial Scholarship is Carl Yalden who works at the Jackson ShopRite.

The Pearl River ShopRite and the Brick ShopRite had two winners in each of those locations. Lisa Clarke and Jennifer Enright, who work at the Pearl River ShopRite, won $1,500 scholarships as did Randy Krauss and Alexis McKelvey who work at the Brick ShopRite.

Alexis Humphris, who was a winner in the 2018 competition, also won a $1,500 scholarship this year. Alexis works at the Manchester ShopRite.

The other winners include;

Anthony Desjardin, whose mother Kimberly works at the West Milford ShopRite.

Catherine Hankins, who works at the Crossroads Center ShopRite in Toms River.

Lauren LaLama, who works at the Passaic ShopRite.

And Dana Shafer, who works at the Stop & Shop in Wyckoff.

Please join us in congratulating our winners who will be featured in an upcoming issue of the Banner.

Applications for Local 1262’s 2020 Scholarship Program will be available in mid-October on our web site.

SUMMER IS A GREAT TIME FOR FREE LEARNING PROGRAMS!

President Whille would like to remind our members that the summer is a great time to take advantage of the free educational programs currently available to UFCW members and their families.

The three educational programs include a free GED tutoring program to help members who want to earn their high school diploma, a free College Program that offers an associate’s degree in more than a dozen different majors and a free foreign language program to help you learn Spanish, French, German, Mandarin or English.  For more information, click on the links below:

For information on the Free College Program, Click Here

For information on the Free GED Tutoring & Testing Program, Click Here

For information on the Free Language Program, Click here

PLANNING A VACATION — KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!

Local 1262’s Assistant Field Director for Benefits Betty Laughery reminds our members to “Know Before You Go” this summer. If you are planning a trip take a few minutes to prepare ahead of time for emergencies by making a list of the In-Network Urgent Care Center or Hospital that is nearest to your destination.  You can locate these In-Network Providers by visiting www.horizonblue.com.  Remember if you use an out-of-network provider – even when travelling – your claim may not be covered under your insurance.

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

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

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