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Sacramento, CA – UFCW Western States Council released the following statement from Andrea Zinder, UFCW Western States Council President and UFCW Local 324 President in response to Uber’s and Postmates’ lawsuit filed today:
“Gig companies like Uber and Postmates are literally banking on the exploitation of workers who live beneath the poverty line, who sleep in their cars, and who worry about having enough money for their next meal, and this lawsuit is just a way to delay accountability. Workers showed their strength when they stood together to pass this landmark law, and UFCW members will continue to stand behind AB 5 to ensure workers across California can protect their workplace rights.”
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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.
CONTACT: Jenna Thompson, 949.246.1620
Sacramento, CA – UFCW Western States Council today announced it has endorsed the Schools and Communities First initiative for the November 2020 ballot. The following is a statement from Andrea Zinder, UFCW Western States Council President and UFCW Local 324 President:
“UFCW members are proud to join the growing and powerful coalition fighting to put Schools and Communities First by closing the corporate property tax loophole that gives billions in tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires and big corporations. UFCW members work hard every day to give our kids a better future, and that’s why we are so dedicated to restoring $11 billion for schools and community colleges and supporting our local communities in addressing the crisis of homelessness by passing this crucial initiative in November 2020.”
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October 7, 2019
CONTACT: Jenna Thompson, 916.444.7280
Sacramento, CA – UFCW Western States Council today announced it has named California Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) as Person of the Year. Assemblymember Gonzalez, chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee and author of AB 5, was instrumental in passing this year’s historic legislation that provides stronger safeguards against misclassification of workers to undermine their stability and security.
“Assemblymember Gonzalez is a true friend of California’s working families,” said Andrea Zinder, UFCW Western States Council President and UFCW Local 324 President. “AB 5 is now law because Lorena joined forces with working people to stand up to corporate exploitation of workers. Because Lorena is relentlessness in pursuing a better future for workers, she’s ensured that workers across California can earn enough to support a family and burnished California’s legacy as the gold standard for worker’s rights.”
“Lorena is a powerhouse in the state Assembly, fighting for what’s right for workers, and all Californians,” said Amber Baur, Executive Director, UFCW Western States Council. “Throughout the years I’ve known and worked side by side with Lorena, she has shown phenomenal leadership and a deep compassion for California’s working people. On behalf of the workers of UFCW in the Western States, I’m proud to present her with this honor and look forward to her continued leadership and support for people working hard to lift up their families.”
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October 3, 2019
CONTACT: Mike Roth, 916.444.7170