Archive for August, 2015

Opposes Workers’ Rights

benzingaUFCW can’t stand the idea that its Missouri workers might have a choice whether or not to join the union — as workers in two dozen other states do.

Dave Cook, President of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 655, Steven Straher, President of UFCW Local 88, and Tom Price, President of UFCW Local 2, representing 20,000 workers across Missouri, today released the following statement in response to Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of right to work legislation.

“On behalf of the 20,000 members of the UFCW in Missouri, we thank Governor Nixon for vetoing a bill designed to silence the voice of workers. Right to work would lower wages and standards across our state and we will continue to fight it tooth and nail until the veto is sustained in September…

“Simply put, right to work would be a disaster for the hard-working families of our state and the UFCW will not rest until it is defeated once and for all.”

UFCW can’t stand the idea that its Missouri workers might have a choice whether or not to join the union — as workers in two dozen other states do. Dave Cook, President of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 655, Steven Straher, President of UFCW Local 88, and Tom Price, President of UFCW Local […]






Unreasonable Expectations

supermarket newsUFCW is pushing legislation to require businesses to put work schedules together two weeks early in businesses whose sales are predictably unpredictable.

The Western States Council of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union said Wednesday it has launched television and radio ads in support of the California Fair Scheduling Act, which would provide more predictable schedules for retail workers.

The proposed legislation, introduced in the California Assembly, would require employers to provide two weeks’ notice on schedules and would pay workers for any last-minute changes.

UFCW is pushing legislation to require businesses to put work schedules together two weeks early in businesses whose sales are predictably unpredictable. The Western States Council of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union said Wednesday it has launched television and radio ads in support of the California Fair Scheduling Act, which would provide more predictable […]






Trying to Kill More Jobs

sierra sun timesThe UFCW is supporting an effort to hike California’s minimum wage to $13 an hour with automatic increases for inflation.

SB 3 increases California’s current minimum wage of $9 per hour in two steps, to $11 in 2016 and $13 in 2017. Beginning in 2019, the minimum wage would be adjusted annually to the rate of inflation. The bill is co-sponsored by the Western Center on Law and Poverty, United Food and Commercial Workers, SEIU California State Council and California Partnership. SB 3 is also supported by a long list of organizations and government leaders, including the Women’s Foundation of California, California Teachers Association, Children’s Defense Fund of California, California Association of Food Banks and California Catholic Conference of Bishops.

“Lifting the minimum wage is the right policy at the right time for tens of thousands of workers who are banking on a future that is bright with possibilities, not barriers,” said Sam Rodriguez, director of legislative affairs for the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW).

The UFCW is supporting an effort to hike California’s minimum wage to $13 an hour with automatic increases for inflation. SB 3 increases California’s current minimum wage of $9 per hour in two steps, to $11 in 2016 and $13 in 2017. Beginning in 2019, the minimum wage would be adjusted annually to the rate […]






Selling members out

mywestmanThe UFCW continues to align itself with a liberal, environmentalist Canadian political party that is threatening the livelihoods of thousands of its members at a hog processing plant. The plant can’t get enough hogs, in part due to excessive environmental regulations imposed by the New Democratic Party. The impact of the party’s regulations has already been felt as the plant operates beneath its full capacity with fewer workers.

The United Food and Commercial  Workers Union, UFCW, has 2,000 members at Maple Leaf [Foods] in Brandon. UFCW is entirely cuddled up to the NDP who have in turn  nixed any new hog barns. Maple Leaf could close due to a shortage of hogs so what does the UFCW say about that. Silence! The UFCW stands to lose 2,000 members and they say nothing about the ill-advised hog barn ban imposed by Gary Doer in 2008.

The UFCW continues to align itself with a liberal, environmentalist Canadian political party that is threatening the livelihoods of thousands of its members at a hog processing plant. The plant can’t get enough hogs, in part due to excessive environmental regulations imposed by the New Democratic Party. The impact of the party’s regulations has already […]