Fair Scheduling: here we come!

I hope you take a look at our first-ever annual report when you attend a January Quarterly Meeting this month. It’s our way of making sure you’re up to date on everything Local 555 achieved in 2016. There were a lot of wins this year and when we win, we win together! You’ll also see a mention of what’s next for us in 2017. Our biggest battles in this new year are for Pay Equity and Fair Scheduling, and we’re going to update you every step along the way. Keep an eye on this newspaper, our website, and relevant mailings throughout the year.

What does Fair Scheduling, otherwise known as the Fair Work Week, entail? In a nutshell:

  •  the right to rest between shifts
  •  the right to a predictable schedule
  •  the right to sufficient notice before a schedule change
  •  the right NOT to be sent home early
  •  the right NOT to have a schedule adjusted for health or personal issues
  •  the goal to have as many full-time schedules as possible and desirable

This sort of huge goal is one of the primary reasons we have a Union, and an Active Ballot Club. If you’re not already contributing to the ABC, I’d ask that you consider doing so. Just a dollar or two per week makes a huge difference when everyone contributes. If you’d like to add or increase an ABC donation just call 503-684-2822 and ask for the Membership Records Department. Thank you for your help in making positive changes to improve the lives of
all workers.

Jeff Anderson
Secretary-Treasurer, UFCW 555