Updates

Rite Aid Appeals Continue to Delay Reaching a Tentative Agreement

Talks continue in Northern California with Rite Aid to further discussions regarding reaching an agreement for a new contract.

UFCW 8-Golden State has appealed Rite Aid’s unilateral implementation to the National Labor Relations Board and to date we have won all challenges. At each step the company has filed an appeal, delaying reaching an agreement which rewards our members for their dedicated service to the company and their community.

The wheels of justice move slowly as we fight through court hearings with each proceeding. We remain committed to reaching an agreement rewarding our members’ hard work.

We will keep our members informed as discussions continue. The company clearly intends to draw the process out. As difficult as this has been, we encourage our members to remain united, stand strong with your Union and we will prove Solidarity Works!

Rite Aid Update – June 2021


UFCW 8-Golden State continues to fight the company’s implementation of its inferior contract proposal and benefit plan. The National Labor Relations Board has also taken up the case against Rite Aid in support of our efforts. Both sides have presented their case, and we are currently awaiting the judge’s decision.

The pandemic has made this arduous process even more difficult, and we appreciate the determination and resilience of our members. We will keep Rite Aid members updated as additional information becomes available. If you are interested in receiving updates by text message can text UFCW8 to (888)724-5088 to sign up for updates (text message/data rates from your mobile carrier may apply).

Together, with the support of the members, we will prove Solidarity Works!

Rite Aid Negotiations Update – September 30, 2020

UFCW 8-Golden State’s leaders continue to challenge the company’s implementation of its inferior contract proposal. The Federal government has taken up charges against Rite Aid for their unlawful actions during negotiations and has scheduled a trial in the coming weeks.

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Does Eliminating Existing Sick Leave Benefits Jeopardize Public Safety?

As the emerging public health crisis posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to spread across California and the United States, the Centers for Disease Control has warned:

CDC - COVID-19

Workers in a drug store are at greater risk of exposure every day as they assist their community with remedies and medications to help prevent the spread of the flu and other diseases.

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Rite Aid Negotiations Update – January 27, 2020

Rite Aid continues trying to deceive members by making false claims about “mirroring the existing Trust Fund Gold medical plan.” In reality, the company is eliminating its employees' existing sick leave benefits, eliminating benefits for almost all new employees, and forcing members to change medical and dental providers.

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Rite Aid Attempts to Deceive and Divide Members – January 9, 2020

As Rite Aid continues to try deceiving and dividing members, nothing in the company's recent proposals has changed. The company’s claim of mirroring existing benefits is false. They want to take complete control of member benefits while eliminating some of the existing benefits for new hires and retirees. This will ultimately pit new members against current members. Rite Aid knows new employees will eventually outnumber current employees, and future contract proposals will continue to get worse.

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