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    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.

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    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.

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Voting and Elections

UFCW voters matter for California.

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 […]
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 […]
Name of Initiative Position Save Our Schools/Prop 305 Vote No We are pleased to announce the following endorsements for statewide candidates: Office Name United States Senate Kyrsten Sinema Governor David Garcia Attorney General January Contreras Secretary of State Katie Hobbs We are pleased to announce the following endorsements for Congressional candidates: District Name 2 Ann […]

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.

Sacramento, CA – Pharmacists with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) today applauded Governor Brown’s signature on SB 1442 (Wiener), legislation that will protect the public health by strengthening staffing standards in retail pharmacies. The following statement can be attributed to Seung Oh, a pharmacist, and a member of UFCW Local 135: “We’re glad Governor Brown […]
GOVERNOR BROWN HAS OPPORTUNITY TO PROTECT CALIFORNIANS’ HEALTH WITH PHARMACY SAFETY BILL Sacramento, CA – Pharmacists with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) today applauded the California State Assembly’s bipartisan support of SB 1442 (Wiener), legislation that will protect the public health by strengthening staffing standards in retail pharmacies. SB 1442 now goes to […]
Sacramento, CA – Pharmacists with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) today applauded the Assembly Appropriations Committee’s support of SB 1442 (Wiener), legislation that will protect the public health by strengthening staffing standards in retail pharmacies. UFCW pharmacists sponsored SB 1442 because dangerously low staffing of retail pharmacies hinders these health professionals from focusing […]

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.

Sacramento, CA – The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council today applauded Governor Jerry Brown for signing AB 2799 (Jones-Sawyer), which requires licensed cannabis business have at least one employee and manager complete a 30-hour course from the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CalOSHA) to ensure compliance with job-related safety and […]
Sacramento, CA – The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council today applauded Governor Jerry Brown for signing SB 1294 (Bradford), which will create equity in California’s newly legalized cannabis industry by distributing grants and assistance to people who have been harmed by cannabis prohibition. The following statement may be attributed to James […]
        League of California Cities, California Police Chiefs Association and UFCW to Bureau of Cannabis Control: Don’t Let “Wandering Weed” Override Local Control Sacramento — The League of California Cities®, the California Police Chiefs Association and United Food and the Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council, today announced the launch of a new […]
UFCW in the News
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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, jenna@paschalroth.com

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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
Governor Gavin Newsom
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
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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