RWDSU International
General Membership Meeting
October 6, 2008
Local 108 Members:

Local 108 RWDSU UFCW
General Membership Meeting

Sunday October 19, 2008 at 9:30 AM
Crowne Plaza Hotel
36 Valley Road
Clark, New Jersey
(right off of Exit 135 Garden State Pkwy)

We will cover:
Policy Resolutions
Negotiations Reports
Financial Reports of Funds
Political Report
And more!

RSVP by October 13th is NECESSARY to attend
To attend or for more information:

Call (973) 762 7224

Charles N Hall, Jr. - President
Jorge Semidey - Secretary / Treasurer

New Jersey Citizen Action
September 10, 2008
Local 108 and New Jersey Citizen Action: Helping You Save!Local 108 has developed a close relationship with NJ Citizen Action to help our members. One of the great benefits of NJ Citizen Action is their Oil Group. If you heat your home with oil, you owe it to yourself to check it out. It’s a great way to save money.

Freezing temperatures and winter snow storms could be right around the corner. Don't be left out in the cold this heating season. Prices soared to about $5 per gallon last season. There is speculation that they may spike higher this year, and the temperatures much lower! Secure your membership to New Jersey Citizen Action Oil Group and save hundreds of dollars on your home heating oil.

The Oil Group is a consumer buyer's organization that uses bulk purchasing power to negotiate lower prices for home heating oil. Our companies provide full service contracts, budget billing, automatic fill and tank insurance. Members are guaranteed a fixed mark-up above the wholesale price for their heating oil purchases. Some suppliers even offer price-cap programs to further benefit members.

For more information on how to become a member, please call 1-800-464-8465 or visit us online at

Local 108 Rallies for Health Care Reform
June 20, 2008
Charles Hall at podium The statement below was delivered by Charles N Hall, Jr. President of Local 108 RWDSU at the June 19th National Day of Protest Against Health Insurance Corporations in Newark, NJ in solidarity with the national protests for health care reform and in celebration of Juneteenth, the anniversary of the emancipation from Slavery. On this day we fight for our emancipation from the insurance companies. We join with patients, nurses, doctors, union members and others to say: HEALTH CARE YES! HEALTH INSURANCE NO! Guaranteed Single Payer National Health Care Now!!!

Local 108 represents more than 5000 members, mostly in the Tri State area that work in the retail, transportation, distribution, and public sectors.
We know first hand about the terrible problems of our health care system. In many cases Local 108 represents the working poor that are in the employ of small and moderate sized companies - that are competing with employers that provide no coverage at all to their workers. Local 108 struggles day in and day out to gain health care concessions from our employers so that our members do not have to do what too many Americans have to do, i.e. decide between paying the rent or putting food on the table, and going to the doctor for necessary medical care.

Too long has our health care system been broken. Too long have more than 45 million Americans, most of them workers and their families been without health care coverage. Too long have decent employers that want to do the right thing been penalized through ever increasing insurance and prescription drug costs. Too long have the large insurance and pharmaceutical companies held all America hostage.

National health care reform must be a priority. We know that only when we again have a Democratic President and Congress will this issue be addressed through bold meaningful comprehensive reform.

Until that time, we must continue to defend health benefits that Local 108 and all workers have fought for over the past 50 years.

Until that time we will also oppose Bush's plan to gut Medicare - through so called "health savings accounts" which are really tax cuts for the rich in disguise.

Until then, we will continue to support at the state level the expansion of family care and child care programs.

Until then we will work to fix Medicare Part D and replace it with a real prescription drug program for seniors.

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