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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

We mourn the loss of Cassandra A. Berrocal

It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you that Cassandra A. Berrocal, President of Local 3 United Storeworkers RWDSU/UFCW passed away on January 15, 2021. Cassandra who was raised in a union household fought tirelessly for working people to ensure their voices where heard. Casey was a fighter not only for workers’ rights, but for equality in civil rights, women’s rights and LGBTQ+ rights. We at Local 3 will miss our sister Cassandra and we will never forget her. In Cassandra’s honor, we will continue to fight for the same set of values she fought so hard for and we will continue to bring a voice to all working people.  Please keep her and her family in your prayers.  We will inform you when arrangements are made.   

2022 Transition Package

2022 Transition Package As negotiated in the 2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement, Bloomingdale’s is offering 50 Transition Packages to those colleagues who meet the eligibility requirements.  All Selections must be made via Insite. The election period window opens on January 9th and will close at 11:59 PM on January 15th.  The Eligibility Requirements are as follows:  Age 55+ as of January 15, 2022 15 years of completed service as of January 15, 2022 Must be a regular employee at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street or Long Island City RWDSU Local 3 member There will be Transition Package offered to fifty (50) eligible employees, in order of seniority. First 25 transition packages offered, which are based on seniority, are eligible for one week for every completed year of service; max forty-seven (47) weeks of pay. The remaining 25 transition packages, which are offered based on seniority, are eligible to receive one week for every completed years of service; max twenty six (26) weeks of pay.           REMEMBER………All Selections must be made via Insite.             If you have any questions regarding this offering, please contact your Union Representative. Within the next week a severance overview with FAQs will be sent to you via IN-SITE Message.      If you have questions regarding your benefits, please contact 1-800-234-6229, option 3. In Union Solidarity, President, Cassandra A. Berrocal      Secretary-Treasurer, Shaun Kavanagh  Recorder, JR Desighethy