Sacramento, CA – Today, the 200,000 working members of the United Food and Commercial Workers, Western States Council celebrated the role working people played in electing Gavin Newsom, a Governor who will stand up for California’s workers and help create quality jobs that support families and communities. The following statement can be attributed to Jim Araby, Executive Director, United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council:
“UFCW members are the people who keep our state’s food safe, protect our patients and invest in our communities; we worked hard to elect Gavin Newsom as Governor because he shares our commitment to affordable health care, criminal justice reform and workers’ right to have a voice on the job. We can’t wait to get to work alongside the Governor-elect to create good jobs and opportunities for our children.”
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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.
November 6, 2018
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