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  • 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. 
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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 […]
UFCW in the News
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On Thursday October 12th, Governor Brown signed into law legislation that UFCW advocated for as a key member of a unique coalition of civil rights, women groups, progressives, and labor organizations to protect immigrants (undocumented workers, DACA, and Dreamers) and to support women, especially the poor working Latina population who are experiencing significant stress and anxiety because of changing federal rules.

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The wildfires sweeping through California have caused immeasurable devastation. Loss of life, families without homes, communities in flames. It’s beyond comprehension and the fires continue to rage. We need all hands on deck to help brothers and sisters affected.

The wildfires have displaced thousands of UFCW 8 members and their neighbors in Sonoma, Mendocino, Napa, Yuba and Lake Counties. With more than 3,500 homes and businesses destroyed, many have lost everything they own.

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UFCW Priority Bill SIgned Into Law: SB 17 CA Drug Price Transparency Bill (Sen. Hernandez/Asm. Wood)

Governor Brown signed SB 17 – Drug Price Transparency Bill into Law, the Bill will require drugmakers to provide notice to health plans and other purchasers (Union Trusts) 60 days in advance of a planned price hike if the increase exceeds certain thresholds.
This disclosure will shine a light on how prescription drugs contribute to the overall healthcare costs.
The new law will give the state and stakeholders leverage to pressure pharmaceutical drug companies from raising their prices without any oversight and public condemnation. Essentially drugmakers will be more circumspect about raising prices and when.

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