2018 UFCW Local 555 retail unity bargaining survey

Survey results provide bargaining teams with a range of opinions to use as guidance. Your answers will collectively shape contract proposals, so please answer thoughtfully.

Only surveys with identifying information (name, dept, etc. ) will be tallied. This protects all of us from anyone, or any employer, attempting to skew the results. 

Please provide us with your name and department.
(Remember, if you don't identify yourself, your answers will not be counted.)

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* 1. Please provide us with your name and department.
(Remember, if you don't identify yourself, your answers will not be counted.)

What's your email address? We promise not to send you spam!

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* 2. What's your email address? We promise not to send you spam!

What is your cell phone #? (We may text you bargaining updates, but you will always have the option to opt-out. We promise not to spam you!)

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* 3. What is your cell phone #? (We may text you bargaining updates, but you will always have the option to opt-out. We promise not to spam you!)

Is this your primary/preferred phone number?

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* 4. Is this your primary/preferred phone number?

Please select the location of your primary store.

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* 6. Please select the location of your primary store.

What contract do you work under?

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* 7. What contract do you work under?

How many years have you worked in the industry? (If you've left and come back, just combine the total number of years.)

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* 8. How many years have you worked in the industry? (If you've left and come back, just combine the total number of years.)

How old are you? (This question is optional but helps us understand our demographics better.) 

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* 9. How old are you? (This question is optional but helps us understand our demographics better.) 

How involved are you with UFCW Local 555 and with enforcing your contract?

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* 10. How involved are you with UFCW Local 555 and with enforcing your contract?

If/when you experience a contract violation, what do you do? (Choose all applicable answers.) 

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* 11. If/when you experience a contract violation, what do you do? (Choose all applicable answers.) 

How important are each of these contract elements to you?

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* 12. How important are each of these contract elements to you?

  Critical (willing to strike) Very important to me Moderately important to me  Not important to me No opinion N/A
Increased wages
Increased vacation/sick/holiday accruals
Increased pension contributions
Respecting seniority
Increased hours and consistent hours
How many hours per week do you typically work?

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* 13. How many hours per week do you typically work?

How many hours per week would you typically PREFER to work?

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* 14. How many hours per week would you typically PREFER to work?

Which of these statements best represents you?

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* 15. Which of these statements best represents you?

How much has a change in your schedule and/or having your hours cut negatively impacted you in the past year or so?

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* 16. How much has a change in your schedule and/or having your hours cut negatively impacted you in the past year or so?

Not at all. My schedule is fine. SO MUCH. It is putting my livelihood at risk.
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Continued eligibility for health insurance requires 80 hours each month. Have you experienced a loss in benefit eligibility for this reason?

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* 17. Continued eligibility for health insurance requires 80 hours each month. Have you experienced a loss in benefit eligibility for this reason?

Is there anything else you'd like to mention in regards to hours or scheduling ?

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* 18. Is there anything else you'd like to mention in regards to hours or scheduling ?

How important is it to you to include Shop Steward protections in the contract in order to enable Stewards to most effectively enforce the contract at the store level?

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* 19. How important is it to you to include Shop Steward protections in the contract in order to enable Stewards to most effectively enforce the contract at the store level?

What do you like best about Local 555's Health & Welfare (health insurance) plan? (Check all that apply.)

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* 20. What do you like best about Local 555's Health & Welfare (health insurance) plan? (Check all that apply.)

Please indicate your order of priority for continued improvement of Local 555's Health & Welfare (health insurance) plan?
[1 = your highest priority]

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* 21. Please indicate your order of priority for continued improvement of Local 555's Health & Welfare (health insurance) plan?
[1 = your highest priority]

Are you a journeyperson or an apprentice?

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* 23. Are you a journeyperson or an apprentice?

Would you like us to contact you with a range of opportunities for involvement with the bargaining committee? A YES doesn't commit you to anything but it does mean you're interested in being considered.

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* 24. Would you like us to contact you with a range of opportunities for involvement with the bargaining committee? A YES doesn't commit you to anything but it does mean you're interested in being considered.

Please describe any additional contract elements or language that you would like the bargaining team to consider.

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* 25. Please describe any additional contract elements or language that you would like the bargaining team to consider.

Are you interested in receiving bargaining updates when negotiations begin?

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* 26. Are you interested in receiving bargaining updates when negotiations begin?

How would you prefer to receive bargaining updates? (Select all that apply.)

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* 27. How would you prefer to receive bargaining updates? (Select all that apply.)

Is there anything else you would like us to know? 

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* 28. Is there anything else you would like us to know? 

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