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UFCW Says “Reproductive Rights are Workers’ Rights”

Sacramento, CA – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council released the following statements after Walgreens said it would not distribute abortion medication in 20 states. 

“Women and people who can give birth have the right to health care and bodily autonomy plain and simple,” said Amber Baur, executive director, UFCW Western States Council. “This decision by Walgreens, a ‘go-to’ pharmacy for many, will have a devastating effect on workers’ access to essential health care services – the same workers who already have to overcome years of systemic inequality putting them further and further away from quality health care.” 

“This decision will have a profound impact on my members and we won’t stand by when working women are losing freedoms,” said Dan Larsen, president, UFCW Local 648. “UFCW will continue to fight until every person can access the reproductive care they need, including by ensuring language is put into workers’ contracts and politicians who support reproductive rights are elected. ”

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March 13, 2023

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