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GENERAL BAR DATE INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYEES OF A&P AFFILIATES REPRESENTED BY UFCW AFFILIATES?
The Bankruptcy Court has approved the Debtor's Motion to set a bar date of June 17, 2011 at 5 p.m. Pacific for the filing of proof of claim forms for unsecured claims, which are claims that accrued before the bankruptcy petitions were filed on December 12, 2010. Such claims must be received at the addresses provided in the claim form notice. A Notice and claim form related to this Order have been or probably may be sent to some employees and former employees. Claims authorized to be paid by the first day wage order, including such categories as vacation pay and medical claims, are exempt from the Bar Date Order. UFCW affiliates are filing proofs of claim for all grievances and arbitrations arising under their collective bargaining agreements and any unfair labor practices and/or potential claims under the federal or any relevant state WARN Act. Of course, if employees want to file a claim form they may do so, but consistent with the information provided herein employees do not have to file a proof of claim for claims under a collective bargaining agreement because those claims are either exempt from the Bar Date Order or UFCW affiliates are doing so. Employees should make sure your Union is aware of any grievances concerning actions that took place before December 12, 2010, the day that the bankruptcy petitions were filed.
NOTE: If employees or former employees have any claims that do not arise under the collective bargaining agreement, including workers' compensation,
discrimination claims, or any personal lawsuits, you should consider filing an individual proof of claim (claims of this type will NOT be included in any proof of claim filed by UFCW affiliates), and if you have an attorney on any such matter you may want to discuss with the attorney the bar date and the filing of a proof of claim.
Please contact your Union Representative if you have any additional questions regarding this matter.