• 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 ensuring that California consumers have access to safe products and workers entering this new industry are afforded key protections.

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
12 members of Congress call on DOJ and FTC to review Amazon deal, citing concern for low-income communities and food deserts If you’ve been following retail news over the past month, you know the industry has been buzzing with concerns about Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods since their announcement in June. On July 17th, UFCW […]
June 16, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marc Perrone, President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, made the following statement about Amazon buying Whole Foods. “Amazon’s brutal vision for retail is one where automation replaces good jobs. That is the reality today at Amazon, and it will no doubt become the reality […]
The emergence of meal delivery through food fulfillment centers to consumers has raised public health and environmental safety concerns amongst consumers and public health officials alike. Food safety should be common sense to companies that sell raw and fresh food to consumers. So why are some “meal-kit” companies like Blue Apron opposing legislation like Assemblymember Tony Thurmond’s […]
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 […]
UFCW in the News
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Did you know? Members of our UFCW family and their families are eligible for no-cost college. Because of your UFCW membership, you and your family members can earn an associate degree online from a public, accredited community college – with no out-of-pocket costs to you. It’s all part of the value of being a member.

The UFCW Free College Benefit ensures that UFCW members and their families do not have to pay out of pocket for any tuition, fees or e-books at Eastern Gateway Community College—resulting in cost savings of thousands of dollars!

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12 members of Congress call on DOJ and FTC to review Amazon deal, citing concern for low-income communities and food deserts

If you’ve been following retail news over the past month, you know the industry has been buzzing with concerns about Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods since their announcement in June.

On July 17th, UFCW President Marc Perrone sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to explain why the acquisition is a threat to workers and should be reviewed. Letter

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With the passage of Prop 47, Californians have the opportunity to remove certain felonies from old criminal records, helping remove barriers to jobs, housing and education.

You must have attended a previous LiveScan event and have your print out to receive a free legal consultation.

On Saturday, July 15th UFCW Local 1428  hosted a follow-up Prop 47 – Change Your Records Change Your Life event. If you or someone you know have had your live scan done or already have your records and want to get assistance from the LA County Public Defenders office on filing to change records on qualified charges schedule below to speak to an attorney. We will have a few on site. Click the link below to sign up for a time to visit. If you have not done a live scan DOJ records request local records can be pulled up by the LA Public Defenders office but they are not as in depth as a live scan.

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