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Vol. 33 No. 2

March-April 2011

From the President’s Desk . . .

Senate Bill 5 – The Fight is On “Let us rise up tonight with a greater King Jr. was outside that hotel because he was in readiness. Let us stand with a greater Memphis to support striking public sanitation determination. Let us move on in these workers of that city. powerful days, these days of In this UnionWize you see challenge to make America many pictures of Local 1059 what it ought to be. We members protesting the have an opportunity to make passage of Senate Bill 5. I am America a better nation.” proud of the solidarity we have Martin Luther King Jr. shown with our public – I’ve Been to the workers and I pledge that the Mountaintop – April 3, fight is not over. 1968 It has been gratifying to me I write this article on the that so many Ohioans have been day after the anniversary of the mobilized in support of our brother assassination of Martin Luther and sister public employees. I’m not King Jr. on April 4, 1968, on the just talking about union members; I’m www.weareohio.com balcony of his room at the Lorraine talking about working people who Motel in Memphis Tennessee. Martin Luther haven’t thought about unions in years. As I said in a recent speech at the Statehouse – if you don’t have the right to strike and you don’t have the right to binding arbitration – you don’t have collective bargaining. The burden of action is on us who oppose Senate Bill 5, President Quickel if only because Addresses Media at inaction would Senate Bill 5 Opposition press conference Continued on page 4


Randy Quickel President/Editor

Mark Fluharty Secretary-Treasurer

Greg Behnke Executive Assistant to the President

Barbara Fletcher Recorder Paul Smithberger

Education Director

Allie Petonic Political Director

Vice Presidents John Angeloff Allison Appel Frank German Rhonda Helcher Cheryl Hoffman Brian Perkins Jim Ryder John Smith Kim Smith Jack Teichman

Steve Allen Louis Cruse Josh Greenlee Mark Hertenstein Lonnie Newman Dave Renneckar Gene Smith Keith Smith Carlos Stiffler

Union Representatives Rhonda Helcher Barbara Fletcher Mark Hertenstein Mark Dersom John Smith Sylvester Carothers Brian Perkins Brenda Loper Mack Quesenberry

Officers’ Reports Randy Quickel, President ........................................................... Cover Senate Bill 5 – The Fight is on Mark Fluharty, Secretary-Treasurer .................................................. 3 No One Should Go Hungry

Tina Morgan

Communications Director Organizing Director

Rick Gregory

Table of Contents . . .

Diana Marlette Tom Gartner J. R. Berroyer Mike Nichols Carlos Stiffler Neil Hertenstein John King Allison Appel Anthony Bridges

UFCW Local 1059 UnionWize (USPS 567310) is published bi-monthly by UFCW Local 1059 at 4150 E. Main St., Columbus OH 43213-2962. Periodicals Postage Paid at Columbus OH. POSTMASTER: Send address change to UFCW Local 1059, 4150 E. Main St., Columbus 43213-2962. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR intended for publication are welcome and should be addressed to UFCW Local 1059, 4150 E. Main St., Columbus, Ohio 43213. They should include the writer’s full name, address, union affiliation, company, store number, and its location. Letters may be edited for clarity or space.

Greg Behnke, Executive Assistant to the President ...................... 6 A Steward’s Work is Never Done Tina Morgan, Organizing Director ................................................... 7 Victory for CVS Associates Allie Petonic, Political Director ....................................................... 10 Protect Ohio Families and Our Communities: Repeal SB 5 Rick Gregory, Education Director ................................................... 12 July 4, 1776 – Signing of the Declaration of Independence Paul Smithberger, Communication Director ................................ 13 NMO Alive and Kicking

Features NALC National Food Drive Fact Sheet ............................................ 3 Local 1059 Members Get Involved.................................................... 5

Legal Help Provided An attorney from the Law Offices of Leonard S. Sigall will be at the Local 1059 office, 4150 E. Main Street, Columbus, Ohio, on May 18th and June 8th from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. Members may call 614-866-4025 for an appointment. There will be no consultation charges. To leave messages for your Union Representative Dial 800-282-6488 then enter their extension: Allison Appel Anthony Bridges Mark Dersom Mark Fluharty Rhonda Helcher Neil Hertenstein Brenda Loper Mike Nichols Mack Quesenberry Paul Smithberger Administrative Office Organizing Director

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JR Berroyer Sylvester Carothers Bobbie Fletcher Tom Gartner Mark Hertenstein John King Tina Morgan Brian Perkins John Smith Carlos Stiffler Dues Office Service Director

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Who needs help? Thousands of people in Ohio are facing hunger. People who never thought this could happen to them are just struggling to get by. Many are faced with the difficult decision of having to choose between paying for housing, utilities or medical expenses or putting food on the table. • More than 248,000 individuals receive emergency food each year through the Mid-Ohio food bank alone. • 35% of food request from pantries are for children. • 13% are for senior citizens. • Only 5% of clients are homeless; 1 in 5 are home owners. • 18% of those seeking assistance have been in managerial or professional jobs. How can you help? On May 14th The National Letters Association will do the largest one day food drive in the United States. This drive will take place in all 50 states. You can help by placing a bag of food at your mailbox for your letter carrier to pick up. Items needed are pasta meals in a can, canned fruit, tuna, canned vegetables, canned meat, soup, and peanut butter. This drive helps in providing much needed food for food banks throughout Ohio and the United States. Please join your union in helping to stamp out hunger in our communities.

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No One Should Go Hungry By Mark Fluharty Secretary-Treasurer

We live in one of the most prosperous countries in the world today; yet even in this country people are going hungry. With the troubled economy and high unemployment more Americans are relying on food banks to help feed their families and food banks are struggling to keep up with the demand. For over 30 years, Operation Feed has raised foods and funds that provide assistance to individuals and families in need. Each year, Mid-Ohio Food bank joins forces with organized labor, local businesses, schools, civic groups, and individuals to raise critically needed resources through a community wide food drive. When everyone does a little the food bank can do a lot! Mid-Ohio Food bank distributed nearly 40 million pounds of food last year enabling its partner agencies across twenty counties to provide more than 51,000 meals each day. Operation Feed efforts help stock the shelves of food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency shelters throughout central and eastern Ohio.

United Way Worldwide

NALC National Food Drive Fact Sheet The 300,000-member National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), which represents city delivery letter carriers in all 50 states and U.S. jurisdictions, conducts the world’s largest one-day food drive each year on the second Saturday in May. th

NALC President Fredric V. Rolando announced that the 19 annual NALC National Food Drive will be conducted on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Prime co-sponsors of the drive are the U.S. Postal Service, United Way, the AFL-CIO, and Feeding America. The Campbell Soup Company and the U.S. Postal Service will jointly provide over 120 million full-color postcard flyers for mailing to homes in participating communities just before the drive to encourage donations. In addition, for the sixth year, Valpak direct market ing systems will promote the drive on more than 44 million envelope packets. In 2010, the drive collected 77.1 million pounds of food-the seventh consecutive year above 70 million-and delivered the donations to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. Almost 1,500 NALC local branches participated. The effort began in 1991 when the NALC, with the support of the U.S. Postal Service and the AFL-CIO, conducted a 10city pilot program as a “first step” in developing a coordi nated, same-day nationwide food drive. Over 290 tons of food were collected in those 10 cities. The drive was not held in 1992 as plans were being developed to expand the effort nationwide. In 1993, the drive expanded to 200 NALC branches in all 50 states, covering more than 1,000 communities. A record 12 million pounds (6,000 tons) of non-perishable food donations were collected by city carriers, with help from their rural carrier counterparts in many communities. The NALC, through Linda Giordano, Community Services Coordinator of the drive and a long-time United Way volunteer, invited United Way Worldwide (UWW) to become a full partner in this endeavor in 1994. United Way accepted. The drive has continued to flourish ever since, expanding the number of cities and towns involved to over 10,000 communities. The simplicity and efficiency of the drive are what makes it work: It is held annually on the second Saturday in May; it’s promoted via flyers, press conferences, various media, etc.; donations are collected in participating communities by letter carriers along their mail rout es (except in New York City and Chicago where donations are received at post offices), and it comes at a time when most food banks have depleted the donations received in end-of-the-year holiday drives.

PUT YOUR NON-PERISHABLE DONATION IN A BAG BY YOUR MAILBOX. WE’LL DELIVER IT TO A LOCAL FOOD BANK.

UWW endorses the drive at the national level and encourages state and local United Ways to use their marketing skills and media connections to publicize and promote the drive. January 2011

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result in the bill becoming law in July. We need to collect 231,149 signatures of registered voters by June 30 th to place a referendum on the November 8 th ballot and stop the implementation of Senate Bills 5. We will be asking for your help. We will not only be asking for your signature – we will be asking for you to gather petitions from your friends, families and neighborhoods. We want to blow away the number of needed signatures to get the referendum on the ballot. After we have succeeded in getting the signatures – our fight will be far from over. As is often the case, the supporters of Senate Bill 5 will have money to support Governor Kasich in his quest to crush public unions. But we have public support – we have the masses. So we will be fighting this battle at the grassroots level, knocking on doors, making sure that people understand the importance of this issue. We have been here before – we succeeded in the fight to raise minimum wage, we successfully fought the restrictions on monies for worker compensation injuries. Now we are in the fight to turn back Governor Kasich, who has shown that his top

Local 1059 Staff braves the cold weather to support Ohio Public Employees agenda. I would request that Governor Kasich go back to the drawing board and create the jobs that he pledged he would create in Ohio when he was campaigning in 2010. In conclusion I re t u r n t o t h e prophetic words of Martin Luther King thirty-three years ago: “We know how it’s coming out. For when people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory. If it means leaving work, if it means leaving Steve Allen (Kroger 815) school — be there. Signs petition Be concerned about your brother. You may not be on strike. But either we go up together, or we go down together.”

Travis Long (Kroger 898) expresses displeasure with Senate Bill 5 priority is to go after hardworking Americans who belong to a union. I am confident that we will prevail. I know that the good people of this state will decide that public employees are not the cause of our budget woes; that it is simply a way for the Governor to curtail unions from having the monies needed to fight for working people’s 4


Local 1059 Members Get Involved

Melissa Carrington Kroger (557) from the Mansfield News Journal –March 16, 2011–

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means understanding that having to take strong stands on issues–even with our own membership– is part of the duties of a steward. Our membership deserves no less that the bottom line, even if the answer is not what the member wanted to hear. Also when Management is wrong or violating the contract, our stewards must stand up for the membership and confront Management about the violations. If not resolved, submit grievances and notify the Union Representative in an effort to stop such activity. One area that stewards have difficulty with is dealing with members that may not be fluent in the English language. In such cases the steward should attempt to find another co-worker who may be able to hip in translating so that a dialog can occur from time to time. And don’t forget, we all have different beliefs and customs, be respectful. I have found that young people communicate in different ways than I am used to. A steward must sit and communicate with others in their environment to become more familiar with the workforce as a whole. Remember, the status quo does not exist, no matter how much an individual might wish otherwise. The Union is either growing stronger or it is being pushed back, and the skills and personal relationships of the union steward are essential to controlling the direction.

A Steward’s Work is Never Done By Greg Behnke Executive Assistant to the President

President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said “If civilization is to survive, we must learn something about the science of human relationships.” As stewards this is more critical today than ever. Our diversity in the workplace carries several personality traits that stewards need to adapt to daily. In order to adapt a steward needs to interact with the workforce regardless of the differences that may exist. During lunch hour or breaks, workers tend to congregate within their own subgroups. These groups may be determined by who smokes and who doesn’t, by sex, by race, by classification, by line’s area, by age, by seniority, by language and even by personal relationships. It is likely that many stewards tend to ignore co-workers they don’t like or know very well. This action does not build a strong union when the chips are down. Our steward base needs to embrace our co-workers and get to understand their issues and concerns even if they are different from the stewards. Our stewards are obligated to represent all our membership to the best of their ability and that

UFCW 2011 Members Only Softball Tournament Saturday, July 30, 2011 Whitehall Community Park UFCW 2011 Softball Tournament – July 30, 2011 Name (print) __________________________________________ Phone _______–___________ Team (print) _________________________________________

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Membership Organizing Reward We would also like to share this victory with Gina Austin. Gina is a union steward at Meijer (144) Lancaster. Gina called me in October of 2010 about a worker at the CVS in Lancaster, she had been talking with about joining the union. Gina set up a meeting for us to meet with this worker. Unfortunately the very next day Gina was injured on the job and the meeting was cancelled. I assigned organizers to start visiting the store on regular intervals. In late December we were contacted by one of the employees who had talked with nearly everyone at the store, Gina Austin (Meijer 144) including G i n a ’ s receives Membership original contact and Organizing Award from the campaign began. President Quickel Again, a huge thank you to Gina. She received a $500.00 reward check from the Local for providing us the original lead that resulted in a win for us and a contract for these new members. Unfortunately, Gina was not able to work the campaign with us due to her injury. You could also be the recipient of a $500.00 reward if you provide us with a lead that results in a winning election and a contract. If you work the campaign with the organizers you could also receive a second $500.00 reward check. Contact Organizing Director, Tina Morgan at extension 235 with any leads you may have.

Victory for CVS Associates By Tina Morgan Organizing Director

The 2nd part of the article “A Voice for the Silenced” will be moved to the next UnionWize due to this breaking news:

Victory for CVS Associates! On February 22, 2011 an Election for Representation was held at CVS in Lancaster. The 21 employees at that store overwhelmingly voted to be represented by UFCW Local 1059. We are very proud to have these CVS employees as the newest members of UFCW Local 1059. This group is an extremely strong and active unit. A remarkable committee emerged that was able to update each other, and support each other throughout this campaign; they were the eyes and ears inside the store for the organizers. The group was guided to victory by organizers Anthony “Krush” Bridges and Diana Marlette, who were in constant contact with them.

UFCW Local 1059 Trip to Greektown Casino on Wednesday June 22, 2011

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$34 (reg. $46) $37

Adult

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Tickets sold until Dec 10

Children Under Age 2 - FREE

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Children Under Age 2 - FREE

Seniors (Ages 60+) $5 (reg. $10) $7

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Buy Tickets in advance or at Main Gate-From 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Look for Local 1059 Booth

Tickets sold until Oct 15

All Tickets Local 1059 Price…….... $31 (reg. $51.99)

Child $28 (reg. $48.99)

Tickets sold until Dec 10

Children 2 and Younger - FREE

Show Your Union Membership Card and Get $2.00 Off Each Ticket! (Valid on up to 6 tickets)

Lower Sideline Seats -$21 (Regularly $32) Please include $5 for processing fee to final total

Columbus Crew vs. DC united Sunday, October 2

Child (Ages 2-9) $5 (reg. $9) $7

Child (Ages 2-12) $5 (reg. $10) $8

Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire Sunday, June 17

Max of 5 Tickets at Adult Local 1059 Price............ $9 (reg. $14) $11 Over 5 Tickets Price ......

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Adult Only $24 $28

Juniors (Under 48”) Seniors (Age 62+)

$16 (reg. $21.99) $18

Children 2 and Younger - FREE

Tickets sold until Aug. 27

Children 2 and Younger - FREE

2-Day Adult Pass to Cedar Point & Soak City $65 (reg. $76.99) $70

Child (under 48”) $9 (reg. $12.99)

Juniors (Under 48”) Seniors (Age 62+)

Adult $17 (reg. $29.99)

Ticket hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Membership Appreciation Day: Max of 5 Tickets at Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Local 1059 Price........... Sunday, August 7,2011 Over 5 Tickets Price.....

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Adult $26 (reg. $32.99)

Child (Ages 2-11) $5 (reg. $8) $6

Location: 972 E. Main St, Jackson

Locations Include: Maumee, Perrysburg, Toledo

All Tickets $4.00 (reg. $5.75)

These Tickets May Be Used Toward Admission to Any Movie Without Restriction

3-D tickets will cost an additional $2.00 at the ticket booth, when accompanied by the UFCW $4.00 ticket.

These Tickets May Be Used Toward Admission to Any Movie Without Restriction

These Tickets May Be Used Toward Admission to Any Movie Without Restriction

All Tickets $6.50 (reg. $6.50-$9.50)

All Tickets $6.50 (reg. $7-$10)

All Tickets $6.50 (reg. $6.50-$9.50)

Children Under 2 – FREE Tickets sold until Aug 27

Children Under Age 2 - FREE Tickets sold until October 21

Call UFCW Local 1059 at 614-237-7671 or 800-282-6488 ext 233 and talk to Julie for the latest discounts. Discounts vary or log onto UFCW1059.com

Child (Ages 2-11) $22 (reg. $26.99)

Seniors (Ages 60+) $5 (reg. $8) $6

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Children 2 and Younger - FREE Ticket sold through Dec 10

Pre-Pay $6.00 for parking for night before and $6.00 day of picnic

Ticket hours 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Good any day tickets are valid during normal operating schedule. Tickets are nonrefundable and non-replaceable if lost or stolen. The Union Reserves the Right to Limit the Number of Tickets Purchased at One Time. Purchase tickets in person at the Local office, mail a money order, or call with a MasterCard or Visa and tickets will be mailed. For More Information, Call Julie Klein at 800-282-6488, or 614-237-7671, ext. 233.

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Rave

Locations Include: Columbus, Pickerington

Child (Ages 3-12) $13 (reg. $15)

Adult $30 $39

Child/Senior (Under 48” & 62+) $20 $31

Children 2 and Younger - FREE

Visit greatwolf.com or call 800-905-9353 to make reservations. Use corporate code UFCW432A to receive 15% off their best available room rate by being a UFCW member

Locations Include: Dublin, Lennox Town Center, Easton

Movie Theaters

Water Parks

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Protect Ohio Families and Our Communities: Repeal SB 5 By Allie Petonic Political Director

Protect your community and your police officers, firefighters, teachers, nurses and other workers. Senate Bill 5 will mean fewer police officers safeguarding your streets, fewer firefighters responding to fires and emergencies, fewer teachers for your children and your schools and fewer nurses to care for your family, parents and children. SB 5 is an attack on workers, employees and Middle Class rights and values. We have the opportunity to pursue a “citizens’ veto” or referendum campaign, referring the legislation to this November’s general election ballot. SB 5 is an unfair law Gov. John Kasich and anti-worker politicians made this bill worse for employee rights and worker safety. This bill does not create one job. Instead, thousands of teachers, police officers, firefighters, nurses and other public service responders will be fired. Bosses have been

nepotism, and favoritism. Friends will hire friends. Bosses will hire family members. We Are Ohio We Are Ohio is a citizen-driven, community-based, bipartisan coalition that has come together to fight back against this unfair attack on employee rights and worker safety. We Are Ohio includes public and private sector workers and employees, police officers, firefighters, teachers, nurses, pastors, small business owners, Republicans and Democrats, local elected officials and business leaders, students, moms, dads, family members, and your neighbors. Join us in the campaign to give Ohioans a chance to vote for a citizen’s veto of an unfair law, SB 5, that will destroy jobs and harm communities.

Referendum FAQ There’s a lot of questions floating around about the referendum. Here’s the questions you’re asking and answers. Q: When will we be able to sign petitions? A: Proposed language from the “We are Ohio” coalition is at the Secretary of State and the Attorney General’s office for review. A decision on whether to certify the petition summary is due by April 19. However, they could also reject, which would restart the process. Barring that, it is anticipated that petitions will be ready near the end of April. Q: Where and how can I get a petition to circulate? A: You have not signed up at your worksite to become a volunteer circulator, you may sign-up with our Union to circulate a petition and be trained: http://bit.ly/fenFvz Or you may ask your Union representative, a steward, or call (800) 282-6488 x241 to become a circulator and commit to attend a training session. Q: How many signatures do we need? A: The minimum required by law is approximately 231,149 registered Ohio voters, and there are requirements per county. However, our goal is 500,000 to account for the possibility of invalid signatures. Q: How long do we have to get signatures? A: We have 90 days from the signing of the bill. That date is June 30, 2011. Q: Who can sign petitions? A: Any Ohio registered voter. If an individual is not registered, they may fill out a voter registration form at the time of signing a petition. Q: Can I circulate a petition in a county where I am not registered to vote? A: Yes, you can circulate a petition in any Ohio county as long as you are a US citizen. Q: Do you have to sign the petition in your registered county or can you sign any petition? A: You have to sign a petition from the county in which you are registered to vote. Q: I’m not a union member, but want to get involved. Who do I contact? A: Sign-up to get involved at www.WeAreOhio.com. Q: How do I know if I am registered to vote? A: You can call your local County Board of Election or visit the Ohio Secretary of State online at www.sos.state.oh.us. In addition, please contact your County Board of Election to verify your registered name and address. For example, if a person is registered as “Jane Lee Smith” with her county, she must sign the petition the exact same way and list her address as it appears with the County Board of Election.

given so much power that concerns about safety equipment and staffing in police cars can be heard, ignored, and dismissed. Although Senate Bill 5 says workers can speak up about safety equipment, it should allow workers to speak up about safety concerns. For example, how many police officers are in a car is a concern and police officers can’t voice this concern, but it can mean the difference between life and death for officers and residents. Why Senate Bill 5 is an unfair law: -Workers can be jailed for striking. -Workers can be dismissed from their jobs without reason. This extreme bill gives bosses the power to hire and fire, promote and demote, punish or reward, favor or harass anyone they want to at will. -This bill creates “favoritism pay.” A worker’s pay will be based on “going along and getting along.” -Favoritism pay means workers will have to face being punished with pay cuts, demotions, even being fired in order to speak up for their right to have bulletproof vests, oxygen masks and safe vehicles. -Bosses hold all the cards and that means a return to the days of racial and gender discrimination, cronyism,

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Successful Negotiations

Consumer Support Services of Licking County Negotiation Team from left: Peggy Parker, Mark Dersom Union Representative and Misha Dillon (not pictured Secretary-Treasurer Mark Fluharty)

Meijer Toledo Negotiating Committee from left Bob Gaddis(116) Neil Hertenstein(Union Representative), Dawn Moore(117), Kathy Drahan(115), Kim Smith(115), President Quickel, Christine Chamot(115), Secretary-Treasurer Fluharty, Deb Genzman (116), Deb Lichtenwalner (117), Jean Hutchen (118), Michelle Golembiewski (118), Paul Smithberger (Communication Director)

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This concept of equality is part of the foundation of the idea that workers are equal with management and have the right to join in Unions to secure their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This pursuit of happiness includes the right to a fair By Rick Gregory Education Director wage, health care, pensions, dignity and fairness in One of the few things that the Continental the workplace. As workers, we all want to send our Congress in the mid 1770’s could agree upon was children to bed with food in their stomachs, provide that Thomas Jefferson was the man best qualified to shelter for our families, take our children to the write the Declaration of Independence of America doctor when they are sick, among many other from Great Britain. He did not disappoint. Jefferson wrote some of the most f a m o u s words in our history: We hold these truths to be self President Thomas Jefferson evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. These words mean that women are equal with men, the poor are equal with the rich and that workers are equal with management. These words are true even if our country has not always lived up to them. When Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence only white men over 21 who owned property could vote. This meant that women, African-Americans, the poor and others could not vote and obviously were not equal politically to rich white men. Even so, the words of the Declaration keep things. Our Union and our contracts help each of us reminding each generation of who we should be do these things for ourselves an our families. And and would be someday. Over time almost all adult supporting our unions and contracts are the Americans gained the right to vote. Declaration of Independence and the Constitution Of course, equality is more than politics, it also of the United States, which we will explore in our includes economic, political and social equality. next article.

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Director and me (Paul Smithberger – Communication Director). We also talk NMO Alive and specifically about programs that Local 1059 offers, such as our infant car seat program, Kicking commemorative bibles for members whose immediate family passes away , membership By Paul Smithberger assistance and scholarship program. Also included Communication Director is Local 1059 discounts on various attractions The New – New Member Orientation (NMO) around the state (see pages 8-9 of this UnionWize). sessions completed on Thursday, April 14th. That is the first part of the session and it takes President Quickel committed that the NMO approximately one hour. The second part of the session is handled by the program would be reworked to make it information union representatives – who go over new members filled and dynamic to our new members. specific contracts. Detailed explanations of how to The early results have been very positive – we get full-time, schedule of breaks and lunches, how have seen increased attendance and the returned scheduling works and other items specific to each surveys have been supportive of the new program. contract. As President Quickel points out during So what is the new program? We start five his opening remarks – members who know about minutes early showing pictures of Local 1059 their union and union contract are much more members from throughout our industry. Local 1059 likely to be involved. The union representative is has over 17,000 members with 22 different also available after the meeting if there are specific employers, ranging from traditional grocery stores questions to a member’s situation. The whole program takes about two hours and to nursing homes, from food processing to Local 1059 is more than happy to give a $25.00 rehabilitation centers. The program then goes into refund, if fee is paid, for new member’s attendance pre-recorded UFCW 1059 members talking about at these meetings. Also for 2011 to kick-off this how their union contract has made a difference in program the UFCW Local 1059 Executive Board their lives. We have sessions on Dignity and approved a big screen TV that will be given by raffle Respect, Weingarten Rights, Duty of Fair at the end to one of the members who attended this Representation, Collective Bargaining, Seniority meeting. and Grievance/Arbitration. All of these topics are The next meeting is in August – take the time to facilitated by either President Quickel, Secretary- come out – meetings are scheduled throughout Treasurer Fluharty, Rick Gregory – Education Local 1059 jurisdiction. Must be 21 to participate

TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT

Entry Fee $25.00

Date: Friday, July 8, 2011 Place: UFCW Local 1059 4150 E. Main Street Columbus, Ohio 43213 Time: 7:00 pm Limited to first 48 participants

UFCW 1059 Texas Hold’em Name (print) __________________________________________ Phone _______–___________ Guest (print) _________________________________________ Address ____________________________________________ City ____________________ State _________ Zip ___________ Date of Birth __________________________________________

Enclosed $________________ Employer _________________ Send payment to: UFCW Local 1059 4150 E. Main Street Columbus, Ohio 43213

If you have any questions please contact: Paul Smithberger (614) 237-7671 or (800) 282-6488 Ext. 250

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UFCW Local 1059 GOLF OUTING June 8, 2011 Cook’s Creek Golf Club 16405 US Highway 23 Ashville, OH 43103

President Quickel is proud to announce that this years Local 1059 annual Golf Outing will be at Cook’s Creek Golf Club on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. Entry will be limited to the first thirty-six foursomes. Due to the popularity of the golf outing in the past few years, you must have a minimum of two Local 1059 members per foursome. You need to be at the course by 7:30 a.m. The outing will have a scramble format with a shotgun start. The fee is $45 per person (this includes cart, green fees, and food). Local 1059 GOLF OUTING June 8, 2011 - $45 per person

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2 Person Team

Sign Up Now!!! UFCW LOCAL 1059 – 2011 GOLF LEAGUE

1. This 2-person, 12-Team league (24 players) will begin play on Monday, May 16 and end on Monday July 25 (8 weeks - excluding Memorial Day, June 13 (Steward Conference), July 4th). The league will start at 5:30 p.m. at The Links at Groveport. 2. The League Fee is $144 ($18.00 X 8) which includes 9-hole green fee plus cart. Payment is due immediately to join the league, entry monies will reserve your spot (first 24 entries).

UFCW 1059 SUMMER GOLF LEAGUE Links at Groveport 8244 Columbia Rd. S.W. Groveport, Ohio 43062

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Events & Meetings Golf League, May 16, 2011 Golf Outing, June 8, 2011 Greektown, June 22, 2011 Cedar Point, June 29, 2011 Texas Hold’Em, July 8, 2011 Softball Tournament, July 30, 2011

Quarterly Union Meetings All Meetings Start at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Central Area - Tuesday, May 3, 2011 UFCW Local 1059, Columbus 4150 E. Main Street Eastern Area - Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Holiday In Express 1101 Spring Street, Zanesville Southern Area - Thursday, May 5, 2011 Meeting times: 10:00 am and 7:00 pm Comfort Inn, Piketon 7525 US Route 23 Toledo Area - Monday, May 9, 2011 Holiday Inn Express, Perrysburg 10621 Fremont Pike Southeastern Area - Tuesday, May 10, 2011 The Olde Dutch Restaurant, Logan 12791 ST RT 664 S Central Area - Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Meeting time: 10:00 am UFCW Local 1059, Columbus 4150 E. Main Street Northern Area - Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Comfort Inn, Mansfield 500 N. Trimble Road Northwestern Area - Thursday, May 12, 2010 Comfort Suites, Findlay 3700 Speedway Drive

Come and visit our website at: www.ufcw1059.com Call us with your e-mail address at ext. 250 LOCAL 1059 OFFICES (614) 237-7671 or toll-free (800) 282-6488 UNI CO

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PENSION OFFICE

New Member Orientation All NMO Meetings Start at 7:00 p.m.. You must pre-register by calling 800-282-6488 ext. 201 Columbus - Monday, August 15, 2011 UFCW Local 1059, Columbus 4150 E. Main Street Lima - Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Holiday Inn & Suites, Lima 803 S. Leonard Ave. Hebron - Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Creative Catering, Hebron 925 W. Main Street SR 40 Sandusky - Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Fairfield Inn & Suites, Sandusky 6220 Milan Rd. Athens - Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Holiday Inn Express, Athens 11 East Park Drive Marion - Thursday, August 18, 2011 Tri Rivers Career Center, Marion 2222 Marion Mt, Gilead Rd., Marion Piketon - Thursday, August 18, 2011 Comfort Inn, Piketon 7525 US Route 23 Toledo - Monday, August 22, 2011 Holiday Inn Express, Perrysburg 10621 Fremont Pike Defiance - Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Comfort Inn, Defiance 1068 Hotel Drive Zanesville - Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Holiday Inn Express, Zanesville 1101 Spring Street Lancaster - Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Hampton inn, Lancaster 2041 Schorrway Drive, Lancaster Mansfield - Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Comfort Inn, Mansfield 500 N. Trimble Road Findlay - Thursday, August 25, 2011 Comfort Suites, Findlay 3700 Speedway Drive Circleville - Thursday, August 25, 2011 Holiday Inn Express, Circleville 23911 US Route 23 South

(614) 237-7423 or toll-free (800) 282-6483

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Local 1059 and Cedar Point

Membership Appreciation Days Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Adult

Children Under 48”

Seniors 60+

Up to 5 Ticket

$24.00 each

$13.00

$13.00

Over 5 Tickets

$28.00 each (reg. $46.99)

$17.00 (reg. $16.99)

$17.00 (reg. $16.99)

Children 2 Years Old and Younger Get In FREE

Tickets can be purchased in advance or will be sold at the Main Gate from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at this special price Look For the Local 1059 Booth For More Information, Call Julie Klein (614) 237-7671 or (800) 282-6488 Ext. 233


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