• UFCW Members:
    Save up to $3k in member discounts!

    Save money on movie tickets, theme parks, wireless bills, car insurance and more.

  • Your Voice is Needed!
    Pharmacists & Technicians:

    An upcoming legislative hearing in Sacramento will have a real impact on your working conditions. Our efforts will help make pharmacies a safer place to work.

  • Everyone deserves
    an affordable place to live.

    UFCW is committed to fighting for affordable housing in California.

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

Voting and Elections

UFCW works with community organizations, employers, and elected leaders to achieve our shared goals.

News
California’s roads and bridges are falling apart. Anyone who has driven down the 880 in the bay area or has taken the 55 to Newport Beach, knows that our infrastructure needs to be improved. Earlier this year the California legislature made a decision to raise money by increasing the gas tax by twelve cents. Last […]
Los Angeles has a new congressman.  Jimmy Gomez won the election to take the seat vacated Xavier Beccera who became Attorney General earlier this year. UFCW supports Jimmy Gomez because he has proven in the California Assembly that he will lead on our issues and values. He helped pass a statewide $15 an hour minimum […]
UFCW States Council has developed over the recent years a dynamic presence in the State Capitol to help advance our policy and legislative agenda on behalf of the worker’s and their families in the industries our Union has members. 
Issues
Legislative
UFCW States Council has developed over the recent years a dynamic presence in the State Capitol to help advance our policy and legislative agenda on behalf of the worker’s and their families in the industries our Union has members. 
2015 UFCW State Council Legislative and Policy Accomplishments and Progress In 2015, UFCW State Council kicked off and ambitious legislative and policy agenda to continue to add strategic value to the Labor Movement and gain measurable achievements for all grocery workers in California.

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
On June 3rd, UFCW Local 99 welcomed 30 new members from Natural Rx. Workers voted on their first contract.  In their contract they gained wage increases, seniority rights, healthcare package, pension, paid holidays, vacation and personal days. 
California Cannabis Manufacturers Association For Immediate Release February 13, 2017 Contact: Mike Roth, 916-444-7170 Cannabis Manufacturers and Labor Announce Unprecedented Effort to Work Together to Shape Safe, Thriving New Industry The California Cannabis Manufacturers Association today announced an unprecedented collaboration with the United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council to build a sustainable industry […]
Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting This story was produced by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at revealnews.org/podcast. In secretive marijuana industry, whispers of abuse and trafficking By Shoshana Walter/September 8, 2016   The trees towered above […]
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 […]
   

A Safe Food System

UFCW represents workers across the food supply chain. UFCW works hard at ensuring that the working conditions for workers in the food industry meet the highest standards of safety and that workers have the best available training to ensure that the businesses UFCW members work in produce the best products and consumers are ensured the highest quality. Workers’ rights in the food industry are directly tied to consumer safety.

News
Here is the latest argument to support AB-1461. It is about worker’s role in producing safe food and the consumers who eat it. Bill will make sure meal kits don’t deliver illness BY JUSTIN MALAN Special to The Bee SEPTEMBER 07, 2017 11:00 AM Without swift action, a growing part of California’s food supply will […]
UFCW International President Marc Perrone releases letter calling on Whole Foods Board of Directors to protect Whole Foods Workers from Threat of Amazon.  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marc Perrone, President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, sent a letter to Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, and the entire Whole Foods Board of Directors, calling on them […]
For Immediate Release Contact: Mike Roth 916.444.7170 Sacramento, CA – UFCW Western States Council Executive Director Jim Araby released the following statement on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s passage of AB 1461 (Thurmond): “The Senate Appropriations Committee took a crucial step for California’s public health by passing AB 1461 to protect our families from dangerous food-borne […]
Issues
Legislative
Sponsored AB 1461 (Asm. Tony Thurmond) – This Bill will require all employees working inside a food fulfillment facility involved in the preparation and storage of raw foods that sells directly to consumers, such as Blue Apron, to obtain a food handler card. The purpose of this Bill is to protect consumers from food-borne illnesses […]
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Here is the latest argument to support AB-1461. It is about worker’s role in producing safe food and the consumers who eat it.

Bill will make sure meal kits don’t deliver illness

SEPTEMBER 07, 2017 11:00 AM

Without swift action, a growing part of California’s food supply will be left unsafe. That’s because meal-kit delivery startups are rapidly increasing in number and popularity and currently are exempt from the same safety standards that reduce the risk of illness from food purchased from restaurants or grocery stores.

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The meaning of a union is to stand together.  With Labor Day around the corner, it resonates that much more. UFCW has always responded in times of crisis.  During Hurricane Katrina, UFCW members raised over $1 million.  This is who we are as a union. And now we call on us again to stand in solidarity with our Sisters and Brothers affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

The category 4 hurricane hit Texas over the weekend with devastating effects. Over 15,000 UFCW Local 455 members and their families have been drastically affected, experienced loss or been displaced by the disaster. (more…)

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It’s that time of year again! Join us to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of American workers at a location near you.

Find a Labor Day event near you!

Anaheim: Orange County Labor Federation Pre-Labor Day Celebration 

Anderson (near Redding, CA) Five Counties Central Labor Council’s 32nd Annual Labor Day Picnic

Bakersfield: Kern-Inyo-Mono Central Labor Council Labor Day Pancake Breakfast

Benicia: Napa-Solano Central Labor Council & Ironworkers Local 378 Labor Day Breakfast  (more…)