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Local 3 Attends the 2022 New York State AFL-CIO Convention

Local 3 was proud to attend the New York State AFL-CIO Convention this week! President Mario Cilento called working men and women the true heroes of the Covid pandemic. Speakers, including Senator Chuck Schumer and Governor Kathy Hochul, vowed to protect the rights of women and to protect the labor movement. Local 3 encourages all Union members to get out the vote in the Aug 23 primary! More info here: https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc/

Join Local 3 for NYC Labor Day Parade 2022

TO: All Local 3 Members From: Shaun Kavanagh, Brenda Moses, and James R. Deszighethy Please share this information with the members of your crew and all union members: The 2022 Labor Day Parade New York City is scheduled to return to Fifth Avenue for the first time since before the pandemic on Saturday, September 10th, 2022. All RWDSU Local Unions will assemble at: East 45th Street between 5th Avenue & Vanderbilt Avenue, 10:30 AM BRING YOUR GREEN LOCAL 3 SHIRT   Labor Mass     Cathedral of Saint Patrick 5th Avenue between 50th & 51st Streets, New York, NY, 8:30 AM   Please call Local 3 Labor Day Parade Coordinator Brenda Moses at 212-371-6230 to provide us with a list of the members who will be attending this year's parade.   We respectfully request that you urge the members of your crew to march on Saturday, September 10th as a show of solidarity. We look forward to seeing you, your family members, and the members of your crew. In Union Solidarity                        Stronger Together  

Local 3 Attends the 24th Quadrennial RWDSU Convention

The Local 3 United Storeworkers delegation attended the 24th Quadrennial Convention of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union held in Atlanta, GA, July 26- 29 2022. The RWDSU leadership team, President Stuart Appelbaum, Secretary-Treasurer Robert Layng Jr., and Recorder Joseph Dorismond were overwhelmingly re-elected to a four-year term. The bold organizing campaigns at Amazon, REI Inc., and Housing Works in New York City are inspiring workers throughout the world to stand up, have their voices heard, and claim their seats at the table. Members of the Local 3 delegation were assigned to work on important committees that set goals for the future to organize the unorganized, demand safer working conditions and stronger contracts, and continue to be leaders in fighting for social justice. We are STRONGER TOGETHER!    

Important Information for Local 3 Members on Enrollment for 2022 Medical Coverage

LOCAL 3 United Storeworkers RWDSU Council/UFCW          31-21 31st Street, 4th Floor      Astoria, NY 11106 (212) 371-6230                                                                   President, Shaun Kavanagh Secretary-Treasurer, Brenda Moses Recorder, James R. Deszighethy                 IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING MEDICAL PLANS  REMINDER TO ALL LOCAL 3 MEMBERS May 12 to May 26, 2022 Plan Year Begins July 1. TAKE ACTION: Enroll by May 26, 2022 if you want medical coverage, a Health Saving Account or Flexible Spending Accounts (if you are eligible) for the 2022-2023 Plan Year. Current elections in these Plans will end June 30, 2022 and WILL NOT ROLL OVER.

Notice of Nominations for RWDSU Convention, July 26-29, 2022

LOCAL 3 United Storeworkers                                                                                                                                      RWDSU Council/UFCW 31-21 31st Street, 4th Floor Astoria, NY 11106 (212) 371-6230   President, Shaun Kavanagh Secretary-Treasurer, Brenda Moses Recorder, James R. Deszighethy   Local 3, United Storeworkers, RWDSU NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS OF LOCAL 3 DELEGATES AND ALTERNATES TO RWDSU CONVENTION (TO BE HELD JULY 26-29, 2022) Date and Time for NOMINATIONS: Monday, June 6, 2022 — 4:30PM and 6:30PM Location: All Saints Church, 230 E. 60th Street, New York, NY The Local 3 President is a delegate to the Convention by virtue of his election to office. To Be Nominated:   9 Delegates & 3 Alternates   Members may run for either Delegate or Alternate, but not both. Eligibility Requirement for Delegates and Alternates: Candidate must be an active member of Local 3 who has been in continuous good standing in Local 3 and in the RWDSU for a period of twelve months prior to July 26, 2022.   NOTICE OF ELECTION OF LOCAL 3 DELEGATES AND ALTERNATES TO RWDSU CONVENTION Date and Time for ELECTION: Monday, June 27, 2022 at 4:30PM and 6:30PM Location: All Saints Church, 230 E. 60th Street, New York, NY Candidates have the right to campaign and appear on the ballot as members of a slate. Write-in votes are prohibited. Unopposed candidates will be deemed elected by acclamation.          Continue reading

Local 3 Membership Meeting: May 16, 2022

LOCAL 3 UNION MEMBERSHIP MEETING Monday, May 16, 2022, 4:30 PM All Saints Church (247 East 60th Street, Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) AGENDA: Announcement of new Local 3 Officers Updating/Amending Local 3 By-Laws Vote Good and Welfare Issued by Local 3 RWDSU/UFCW, 31-21 31 Street 4th Floor, Astoria, NY 111-6 212-371-6230

Save the Date: Projected Membership Meetings 2022

These are the projected Local 3 membership meeting dates for 2022: Monday May 16, 4:30 PM AGENDA: Announcement  of new union officersVote for amended Local 3 bylaws September 19, 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM December 12, 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM All Saint's Church at 230 East 60th Street (between 3rd and 2 Ave) *all dates, times and location are subject to change so please check the website for any updates.

Scholarship Opportunities for Local 3 Members

Check out these links for more information on scholarship programs that Local 3 members are eligible to receive. UFCW College Tuition Program RWDSU Alvin E. Heaps Scholarship (due on May 30, 2022) Union Plus Scholarship

Free 2022 Tax Preparation

RWDSU provides free tax preparation for low-to-moderate income individuals and families. To make an appointment, call RWDSU during office business hours, 9 AM - 5 PM at (212) 684-5300 or email [email protected] Click below to download the flyers.

Funeral Arrangements for Sister Cassandra A. Berrocal

It is with Deep Sorrow that we announce the passing of our Sister Cassandra A. Berrocal, President of Local 3 United Storeworkers RWDSU Council/UFCW and Director of The Storeworkers Security Plan on Sunday, January 15, 2022.   Visitation: Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home 1076 Madison Avenue (81st Street) New York, NY 10028 (212) 288-3502  Thursday, January 27, 2022, 2PM – 4PM and 6PM-8PM Friday, January 28, 2022, 2PM – 4PM and 6PM –8PM   Funeral Mass: Saturday, January 29, 2022 St Patrick’s Cathedral 5th Avenue (50th 51st Streets) New York, NY 9:30AM   Attend virtually: Click here for the link to the virtual Funeral Mass for Casey. The link for the web stream will also be on Frank E Campbell website: Dignitymemorial.com. Under obituaries, search for Cassandra A Berrocal    Internment: St. Raymond Cemetery Bronx, NY   In lieu of flowers the family ask that you make a donation to: Littleflowerny.org Workersdefenseleague.org   Cards and Messages of Condolence may be sent to: Berrocal Family in care of Local 3 RWDSU/UFCW