Membership meetings are coming up on October 7-10th.
Make sure to ask for a copy of the collective bargaining agreement UFCW Local 700 staff have. It contains the details of all the additional secret special benefits they get which are paid for with your union dues. As a member you have a right to have a copy, just ask for it.
New twitter account announcement
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New financial information. 2012 Financial reports are now available for download
New financial reports from 2012 are posted now. The 2012 UFCW 700 LM reports from the Department of Labor show they are running in the red again and even after selling your union office building, still spent more than they brought in.
We have posted the 2012 LM showing salaries from last year in a pdf here for you to download and share.
New information revealed about UFCW 700 staff getting TWO pensions
Most members probably know that UFCW 700 representatives earn the maximum pension benefit through the local ufcw pension fund. What is shocking is the second secret pension fund
that the International union runs for them. That is right, UFCW 700 has a system where their staff earns TWO full pensions.
The separate fund set up for just UFCW employees is a much better fund than the UFCW members have. The benefits are extremely high and between the TWO full pension funds when a UFCW employee retires, they can actually get a raise from the high salary they were already making.
Did you know your union dues were paying for this secret pension fund
Indianapolis Area Kroger employees no longer required
to pay mandatory dues to UFCW Local 700
If you are Kroger employee whose contract has expired or been extended since
March 14, 2012 you now do not have to pay dues to support UFCW Local 700 staff's outrageously high salaries and ridiculous spending.
This applies to Indianapolis Kroger Meat and Clerk employees whose contract expired on May 12, 2012.
According to the Indiana Right to Work law which went into effect on March 14, 2012 it is now illegal for a union to require dues payments as a condition of employment.
To stop dues deductions from your paycheck, it is recommended that you send a letter to UFCW Local 700 and copy the Kroger payroll department. Because many people have contacted us and asked how to do this, we have created this sample letter to download
and use. You should consider sending it certified mail.
If UFCW Local 700 or the Kroger Company do not immediately stop the deductions, you may get free legal help from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Fund.
You can contact them at (800) 336-3600.
Please contact us with any additional questions regarding how to stop paying dues.
New Financial Information
New Financial Reports from 2011 are out.
(Details are now posted, including an update of the salary page. Yep, they got big raises. You can download the full 2011 LM report in pdf here
And yes, once again the spending was out of control as UFCW 700 lived big and spent more then received in dues.
BUT THE BIG NEWS IS .....
UFCW 700 is giving away cars !!
The financial reports reveal that UFCW 700 gave an employee a new car as a retirement present. (You can read it for yourself on page 36 of the 2011 LM report
Wow, that is pretty bold for a union which consistently runs in the red!!!
As a UFCW Local 700 member you should be really proud. Unbelievable.
Indiana is now a Right to Work State.
Read about it here
The Indiana statute, signed into law on February 1 by Republican Gov.
Mitch Daniels, goes into effect on March 14, 2012, and makes it a Class A
misdemeanor for any person to require, as a condition of employment or
continued employment, an individual to "(1) become or remain a member of
a labor organization; (2) pay dues, fees, assessments, or other charges
of any kind or amount to a labor organization; or (3) pay to a charity
or third party an amount that is equivalent to or a pro rata part of
dues, fees, assessments, or other charges required of members of a labor
organization." The statute further renders any agreement that would
violate the statute "unlawful and void." Violations can result in
liability for actual and consequential damages, liquidated damages up to
$1,000, and attorney fees and costs incurred by the individual who
suffered the injury.
What does this mean for UFCW Local 700 members?
It means the end to forced union dues
. You will have a choice.
No longer will you have to pay union dues to UFCW Local 700 just to keep your job.