Who will be our next President? Where will that person take us? What does it mean for our generation and the next?
This election will determine who will be our President for the next four years – but there’s so much more on the line. Major statewide propositions that will decide if we continue to restore funding for schools, if we legalize marijuana, if we ban the use of plastic bags. Each of these measures will affect people in our community – we need to make sure our voices are heard!
UFCW Local 324 members tell us why they vote. #VotingMatters
The deadline to register to vote is October 24, you can register online here.
2016 is a critical election year. Political outcomes are largely defined on the margins. Be sure you don’t miss out on this historic election.
Working people need a seat at the table if we’re going to be able to put food on the table for our families. Our seat at the table comes from making our voices heard on Election Day. Your vote is your voice. #votingmatters
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The deadline to register to vote is rapidly approaching. Luckily, registering to vote is simple and takes less than 3 minutes.
Thousands of people have registered to vote this year. The numbers don’t lie; this is going to be the biggest election we’ve seen in a long time. This is your chance to give your input about serious issues that are sure to affect our communities for years to come. Your vote is your voice. Don’t miss out.
With the passage of Proposition 47, certain low-level, nonviolent felonies can now be changed to misdemeanors on old criminal records. If you or someone you know has a prior criminal record with a felony record for any of the following crimes, you may qualify to remove the felony from your record and change it to a misdemeanor*:
Simple drug possession
Petty theft under 950 dollars
Shoplifting under 950 dollars
Forging or writing a bad check under 950 dollars
Receipt of stolen property under 950 dollars
UFCW 648 has partnered with Californians for Safety & Justice, San Francisco Labor Council, San Francisco Immigrant Justice Center and the San Francisco Hiring Hall, to put together a clinic to help Union and community members begin the process to restore their rights. Prop. 47 is the largest opportunity in U.S. history for people to change past felony convictions on their records. As many as 1 million Californians may be eligible. To begin the process please see attached flyer and event information.
If you or a family member is interested in attending the Prop 47 record change clinic in San Francisco. Please join us.
UFCW members know what labor day is about. Many of your friends and colleagues could be grilling and hanging out in the backyard with friends and family, or maybe working at one of the many union grocery or drug stores busy with last-minute shoppers searching for supplies for those parties.
We also must remember that Labor Day is more than just backyard barbecues, it is about honoring the work you do every day. As President Mickey Kasparian said in the following article in the San Diego Tribune: A robust workforce plays role in tech-driven world
“Although the first Monday in September is a legal holiday to honor American labor, many labor supporters and activists consider the true Labor Day to be May 1, a day chosen to honor workers killed on May 4, 1886, demonstrating for the eight-hour work day.
Today, the struggles are different, but the goals are quite the same. As industry and commerce evolve, so must the protections we afford the people who work to make it happen.”
Just like Mickey said, the struggles are different, but the goals are the same.
See in the video below how your union is fighting for all working people by standing together in Sacramento.
We have much to celebrate this Labor Day, and as a union member, much to be proud of and more to fight for. So take a moment and enjoy this day and remember America is great because working people make it so.
Happy Labor Day from all of us at the UFCW Western States Council
Discuss why #votingmatters and how California Secretary of State Alex Padilla is helping engage more people in the process of voting and participating in elections.
Find out why there has been a surge in voter registration in California and what that means for November.
Email in your questions any questions regarding online voting registration and SOS Padilla will answer the questions during the tele-town hall: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.