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
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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.
Voting and Elections
UFCW voters matter for California.
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.
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.
Sacramento, CA – Today, the 200,000 working members of the United Food and Commercial Workers, Western States Council celebrated the role working people played in electing Gavin Newsom, a Governor who will stand up for California’s workers and help create quality jobs that support families and communities. The following statement can be attributed to Jim Araby, Executive Director, United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council:
“UFCW members are the people who keep our state’s food safe, protect our patients and invest in our communities; we worked hard to elect Gavin Newsom as Governor because he shares our commitment to affordable health care, criminal justice reform and workers’ right to have a voice on the job. We can’t wait to get to work alongside the Governor-elect to create good jobs and opportunities for our children.”
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The United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council is the regional coordinating body of 11 UFCW local unions representing over 200,000 workers in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. The Council is a part of the 1.2 million-member strong UFCW International Union. UFCW members are standing together to improve the lives of workers, families, and communities.
November 6, 2018
CONTACT: Jenna Thompson, 949.246.1620, firstname.lastname@example.org
The right to vote is a cornerstone of our country’s democracy. Ordinary men and women fought – and even died—to protect people’s right to vote without intimidation or obstruction.
Voting is the opportunity for citizens to hold their elected officials accountable for their actions.
The below listed labor-endorsed candidates’ promote advocacy for working families, commitment to good jobs, and support for workers’ rights.
Your Voice is Your Vote.
California Statewide Endorsements
|U.S Senate||Kevin de León|
|Lt. Governor||Ed Hernandez|
|Secretary of State||Alex Padilla|
|Attorney General||Xavier Becerra|
|State Controller||Betty Yee|
|State Treasurer||Fiona Ma|
|Superintendent of Public Instruction||Tony Thurmond|
|Insurance Commissioner||Ricardo Lara|
|Proposition 1||Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018||Vote YES|
|Proposition 2||No Place Like Home Act of 2018||Vote YES|
|Proposition 3||Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply, etc.||Vote YES|
|Proposition 4||Authorizes Bonds Funding Construction at Children’s Hospitals||No Recommendation|
|Proposition 5||Changes Requirements for Home Owners to Transfer Property Tax||Vote NO|
|Proposition 6||Eliminates Road Repair and Transportation Funding||Vote NO|
|Proposition 7||Daylight Savings Time||No Recommendation|
|Proposition 8||Authorizes Regulation of Dialysis Clinics. Limits Charges||Vote YES|
|Proposition 10||Expands Locals’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Property||Vote YES|
|Proposition 11||Requires Private Ambulance Workers to Remain On-Call During Breaks||Vote NO|
|Proposition 12||Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Farm Animals||No Recommendation|
Sacramento, CA – The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council today applauded Governor Jerry Brown for signing AB 1065 (Jones-Sawyer) to make organized retail theft a crime and strengthening local law enforcement’s ability to arrest and prosecute perpetrators. The following statement may be attributed to James Araby, Executive Director, United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council:
“A National Retail Federation survey found that 95% of merchants were the victim of coordinated theft, resulting in $30 billion in estimated losses per year. These sophisticated criminal enterprises put retail workers represented by UFCW in dangerous situations on a daily basis. AB 1065 will improve safety in California’s retail stores.
“In addition to strengthening local law enforcement’s ability to hold criminals accountable, AB 1065 also creates risk-based rehabilitation programs to minimize recidivism and incarceration. UFCW applauds Governor Brown for embracing AB 1065’s holistic approach to the pervasive problem of organized retail theft and approve this common-sense criminal justice reform.”
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September 27, 2018
CONTACT: Mike Roth, 916.444.7170