Where: Metcalfe Sentry stores in Madison and Milwaukee
- 6700 W. State Street, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
- Hildale, 726 N Midvale Blvd., Madison, WI
- West, 7455 Mineral Point Rd., Madison, WI
Time: 4:30 pm assemble, 5:00 pm Store Walk Through
Date: Friday, September 21
UFCW Local 1473 has been
bargaining with Metcalfe Markets since March 2012. Despite many open
economic and non-economic issues, Metcalfe illegally implemented what they
called their final offer, which included a $.04 cent increase, and more
than a 500% increase in the employees’ healthcare premiums.
Additionally, employees voted overwhelmingly in an NLRB election for UFCW representation. Despite the lopsided result, Tim Metcalfe challenged the election outcome, which the NLRB quickly dismissed. Metcalfe then appealed this decision to Washington DC, where certification of the election results was confirmed again today.
UFCW is organizing this action, asking Union members to attend wearing their Union shirts as a show of support to our Union brothers and sisters. At 5:00 pm, we will walk to the Service Meat area, tour the store and upon exit notify managers that we support the Meat employee’s efforts to gain a fair and equitable contract.
A UFCW Representative will be there to coordinate the Solidarity Walk Through. Please drop us a note to indicate you will attend to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (414) 315-0986.