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United Food and Commercial Workers UnionLocal 791 AFL-CIO CLC55 Norfolk AvenueSouth Easton, MA 02375774-568-0791
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June 7, 2021Dear Local 791 Retail Employees working in Massachusetts,The Massachusetts State Legislature has voted to make June 19th a State Holiday starting this year. That makes June 19th a voluntary work day for our Retail Members. Since the June 19th Holiday is not included in our Collective Bargaining Agreements, if you elect to take that day off, you will not be paid. However, if you do elect to work it, the law requires you be paid above and beyond straight time. The Company and the Union have reached an agreement whereby Shaw’s will pay all Local 791 Retail Employees, working in Massachusetts, who elect to work on that day, time and one half for all hours worked. In fact, the law only requires that the Company pay an additional 1.2 percent of your hourly wage rather than 1.5 percent, but we were able to reach an agreement for the additional increase.Please contact the Union Office, if you have any questions.Sincerely and fraternally,Russell ReganPresident UFCW Local 791
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