March
2021
UFCW Local 1000 Members
WHAT'S HAPPENING
1.Oklahoma Expands Vaccination to Include Grocery Workers -Ardmore, Duncan and Paul's Valley Homeland Pharmacies currently have vaccines, with more Homeland sites being added. Ask your store manager, and check for your local Homeland Pharmacy when booking your vaccination; www.bookacovidvaccine.com.
2.Attention Texas Essential Workers! - Texas hasn't yet prioritized grocery workers and we have an outlet for you to share in your own words the need for grocery workers to be prioritized. If you are a Texas grocery worker & have been vaccinated, please share a little bit about your experience for the benefit of others as well. Do you have 60-90 seconds to spare to help us keep grocery and food workers on Governor Abbott's radar?
3.Virtual Care via Teladoc - Members enrolled in health & welfare are still eligible to receive medical care digitally via Teladoc. Using this service, members have access to doctors, therapists and medical experts by phone or video. Watch the video to see how a virtual appointment with board certified doctors would work. With 90% approval - it is worth checking out!
Maximize your Union Benefits via Union Plus
Not only do Union members have access to these benefits year round, but Union Plus is also helping Texas members impacted by the extreme winter weather experienced in February.

You may be eligible for a $500 Disaster Relief Grant from Union Plus.

See their full list of assistance resources!
UNION RESOURCES AVAILABLE 24/7 VIA WWW.UFCW1000.ORG

Do you know you can reach your Union Rep directly by calling our office at 1-800-FOR-UFCW OR 817-421-1003?

Select option 2 for the General Directory

Enter the 1st three letters of your Union Reps last name

Enter 1 if the result is correct or * to try again.

Not sure how to spell your Union Representative's last name? Check our website homepage & scroll down to the Union Staff Info.
KNOW YOUR UNION LINGO ;


"Weingarten
Rights"
Workers called to an investigatory interview/meeting with management, which they reasonably believe may lead to discipline, are entitled to union representation. To invoke this right, read the following word for word:

"If this discussion, meeting or telephone call could in any way be related to my being disciplined or terminated or affect any of my working conditions, I exercise my federal rights and hereby request that my union representative or shop steward be present. Without their presence, I choose not to participate in this discussion or meeting. Please do not request that I waive this right."
Do you know your Shop Stewards?
Most stores have 2!
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KEEPING OUR UFCW BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN MIND
Your Brothers & Sisters at Kroger in Houston continue to work without a new contract. As of January that meant they also had their health & welfare switched to Kroger's "K-plan." Hear in their own words what it has meant for them and their families.

In Arkansas members voted (92% of clerks & 86% of meat) to reject a Last, Best & Final contract proposal from Kroger. We will keep up to date, but you can also visit their website directly.
UFCW Local 1000
967 W. Wall Street Suite 100
Grapevine, TX 76051