• YOUR VOTE MATTERS.

    Voting is the way UFCW members flex their power in the political process. From wages and worksite issues to strengthening our kids’ future, voting is the way we have our say.

  • 2017 CA Legislative Scorecard

    Is your representative a policy champion for issues that affect UFCW members and working families?

  • Your Voice is Needed! Pharmacists & Technicians:

    UFCW is working to ensure pharmacists have the support to do their most important job: delivering the right medicines, in the right doses and protecting consumers.

We Fight Inequality Every Day.
Here are just a few examples of how.

Voting and Elections

UFCW voters matter for California.

Issues
Legislative

Safe Prescriptions

UFCW is working to ensure pharmacists have the support to do their most important job: delivering the right medicines, in the right doses and protecting consumers against potentially deadly drug interactions.

News
Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Senate voted to protect public health by passing SB 1442 (Wiener), a bill to strengthen staffing standards in retail pharmacies.  SB 1442 will equip pharmacists with much-needed support so they can focus on their most important job: protecting patients from dangerous drug interactions and safely dispensing prescriptions.
Sacramento, CA – Today, the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee supported pharmacists in protecting public health by strengthening staffing standards in retail pharmacies by passing SB 1442 (Weiner). The bill prevents retailers from short-staffing pharmacies, ensuring pharmacists have the support they need to protect patients from dangerous drug interactions and safely dispensing prescriptions. […]
They are stretched giving flu shots, checking for drug interactions, answering phones and selling candy bars. By Jim Araby A rash of drugstore robberies across the Bay Area — from Concord to Menlo Park and points in between — has pharmacists terrified.  Anyone who has filled a prescription at a retail store knows that pharmacy […]
Issues
Legislative
Sacramento, CA – Today, the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee supported pharmacists in protecting public health by strengthening staffing standards in retail pharmacies by passing SB 1442 (Weiner). The bill prevents retailers from short-staffing pharmacies, ensuring pharmacists have the support they need to protect patients from dangerous drug interactions and safely dispensing prescriptions. […]
They are stretched giving flu shots, checking for drug interactions, answering phones and selling candy bars. By Jim Araby A rash of drugstore robberies across the Bay Area — from Concord to Menlo Park and points in between — has pharmacists terrified.  Anyone who has filled a prescription at a retail store knows that pharmacy […]
The UFCW Professional Division Website was developed to provide you with immediate access to information which affects the pharmacists we represent. This site is intended to give special recognition to the dedicated pharmacists who make up our UFCW Professional Division.

Cannabis

The UFCW is the only union representing cannabis workers in California. We are committed to building a successful industry that offers consumers access to safe products and local communities jobs with better wages and benefits.

News
Listen to UFCW Western States Council Executive Director Jim Araby’s interview on 89.3 FM with KPCC. Jim highlights issues in the cannabis adult use industry such as consumer and worker safety as well as regulation and transparency.  “We want to ensure that there is a well-regulated market,” said Araby
UFCW is working to ensure the “green rush” means good jobs for California, with union contracts that empower cannabis workers to be watchdogs for communities. “Legalization is going to create 160,000 new jobs. New government jobs, new retail jobs, new manufacturing jobs. Many of these jobs will pay well and that will be the best […]
Voters passed Prop. 64 because the prohibition on cannabis wasn’t keeping us safe. Jeff Session’s announcement is an attack on California voters, and more of the same job-killing hypocrisy working people have come to expect from the Trump administration. UFCW’s workers will stand with California’s leaders to create thousands of good cannabis jobs and keep […]
Issues
Legislative
Sponsored Legislation AB 1700 – Cannabis Workers Protection Bill (Asm. Jim Cooper with Asm. Eloise Reyes and Sen. Bill Dodd as co-authors) This Bill will require at least one employee working at a cannabis business to become Cal-OSHA certified. The purpose of the Bill is to educate and train at least one employee to have […]
   
UFCW in the News
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U.S. Senator: Kevin de León

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor: Gavin Newsom

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lt. Governor: Dr. Ed Hernandez

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attorney General: Xavier Becerra

 

 

 

 

 

State Treasurer: Fiona Ma

 

 

 

 

 

Controller: Betty Yee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary of State: Alex Padilla

 

 

 

 

 

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond

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  • Prop. 68: California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018. Recommend: Vote Yes
  • Prop. 69: Motor vehicle fees and taxes: restriction on expenditures: appropriations limit.  Recommend: Vote Yes
  • Prop. 70: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Reserve Fund. Recommend: Vote No
  • Prop. 71: Ballot Measures: effective date. Recommend: Vote Yes
  • Prop. 72: Property tax: new construction exclusion: rainwater capture system. Recommend: Vote Yes
  • Regional Measure 3: Raise bridge tolls to fund transit improvements. Recommend: Vote Yes
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Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Senate voted to protect public health by passing SB 1442 (Wiener), a bill to strengthen staffing standards in retail pharmacies.  SB 1442 will equip pharmacists with much-needed support so they can focus on their most important job: protecting patients from dangerous drug interactions and safely dispensing prescriptions. (more…)