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Voting and Elections

UFCW voters matter for California.

United States Representatives in Congress CA Labor Fed CA Dem Party UFCW CD 1 Audrey Denney (D) Audrey Denney (D) Audrey Denney (D) CD 2 Jared Huffman (D) Jared Huffman (D) Jared Huffman (D) CD 3 John Garamendi (D) John Garamendi (D) John Garamendi (D) CD 4 Refer to Exec Council Brynne Kennedy (D) No […]
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 […]

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.

Board of Pharmacy to Enforce “No Pharmacist Left Alone” Law Sacramento, CA – After hearing from member pharmacists with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council, the California Board of Pharmacy voted Wednesday to write regulations to help enforce SB 1442 (Wiener), the No Pharmacist Left Alone Law.  The vote on the […]
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 […]

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.

Legislation Would Provide Cannabis Workers with Training, ensuring the creation of a structured, secure pathway to well-paying and safe jobs Las Vegas, NV – United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 711 would like to thank Governor Steve Sisolak for signing SB 346, a bill sponsored by Senator Harris, to make it easier for cannabis […]
Sacramento, CA – The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council today applauded the California Assembly for supporting AB 1417 (Rubio), which ensures unlicensed cannabis operators cannot advertise on a website, online service, online application, or mobile application. “When voters passed Proposition 64 in 2016, they were promised strict safeguards to keep children […]
Sacramento, CA – The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council today applauded the California Senate for supporting SB 581 (Caballero), which requires California’s cannabis licensing agencies disclose basic information about cannabis license applicants including the name, business address and license type of the applicant, on the agencies’ websites. “We’re pleased the California […]
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Sacramento, CA – Today, UFCW Western States Council released the following statement from Andrea Zinder, president, UFCW Western States Council and UFCW Local 324 on Governor Gavin Newsom’s mandatory order requiring masks in all indoor public spaces:

“The 200,000 members of UFCW Western States Council put themselves at risk every day during the COVID-19 pandemic because we know grocery workers, meat packers and pharmacists are essential to keeping Californians healthy. Governor Newsom’s mandatory mask requirement will help reduce the risk our essential workers face from constant exposure to the public. A uniform mask requirement across California is an important step toward slowing the virus’ spread in our communities and keeping both frontline workers and customers healthy.”

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Sacramento, CA – The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council today applauded the California Assembly for supporting AB 3262 (Stone), which will level the playing field on consumer safety for online marketplaces like Amazon, holding them to the same strict product liability standards as corner brick and mortar stores. The following statement can be attributed to Joe Duffle, president, UFCW Local 1167:

“Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer with more than half of the market has seen their highest growth in three years due to the pandemic and this legislation helps ensure that Amazon’s growing market share won’t come with additional risks for unsuspecting consumers. We applaud the Assembly for helping place repercussions on this megaretailer when they place dangerous products in the stream of commerce. UFCW members look forward to working with the Senate this session to hold Amazon to the same standards as other businesses and protect California consumers when they click ‘buy now’ online.”

Joining the United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council in support of AB 3262 are the California Labor Federation, the Consumer Attorneys of California and the California Teamsters Public Affairs Council.

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June 11, 2020

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Sacramento, CA – The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council today applauded the California Assembly for supporting AB 2122 (Rubio), which ensures unlicensed cannabis operators cannot advertise on a website, online service, online application, or mobile application. 

“California voters were promised strict safeguards to keep children and communities safe when they approved Prop 64 in 2016, including regulations on advertising,” said Matt Bell, secretary-treasurer, UFCW Local 324. “As California’s cannabis industry has grown over the past four years, UFCW members have been working hard to keep that promise to voters and lift up legitimate cannabis businesses through policies that ensure strict safeguards like tough security, checks for identity and legal age, and trained workers are in place. We’re proud to support this bill and work to put it into law.”

“Allowing unlicensed cannabis operators to advertise to consumers online sidesteps all the careful regulations California has put into place to protect consumers,” said Jim Araby, director of strategic campaigns, UFCW Local 5. “Through the hard work of UFCW members, California has put into place strict safeguards to protect consumers and we applaud the Assembly for adding this legislation to the policies that protect California’s cannabis consumers. We look forward to working with the Senate to pass AB 2122.”

Joining the United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council in support of AB 2122 are the United Cannabis Business Association, California Teamsters Public Affairs Council and the California Department of Justice, in addition to local governments and law enforcement entities.

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June 11, 2020

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