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democrat & chronicleAfter complaining about Wegman’s putting a store in New York City, now the UFCW wants to represent the store’s employees.

What?! By admin On Jul 31, 2015 News Comments Off After complaining about Wegman’s putting a store in New York City, now the UFCW wants to represent the store’s employees.






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democrat & chronicleAfter complaining about Wegman’s putting a store in New York City, now the UFCW wants to represent the store’s employees.

What?! By admin On Jul 31, 2015 News Comments Off After complaining about Wegman’s putting a store in New York City, now the UFCW wants to represent the store’s employees.






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times-republicanUFCW members protested against their union’s leadership for a second time. The members are unhappy about the union’s lack of transparency, about members’ complaints not being taken seriously, and about a recent election in which some members were not allowed to vote.

With signs demanding dignity, justice and respect, approximately 150 dissatisfied union workers protested peacefully outside United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1149 headquarters in Marshalltown late Tuesday afternoon…

The protesters alleged union officials have not adequately reported on a new contract ratified two months ago with JBS, a local pork producer who employs the workers, did not communicate changes in contract language, have blocked the election of reform-minded union stewards, and have not allowed union members to vote in elections.

Other grievances included a host of worker’s rights issues, safety issues and changes made in the worker’s health care plan without a vote…

It was the second time in five weeks a protest was held outside local UFCW offices.

A Nov. 2 protest attracted approximately 250…

Realizing she hadn’t been able to see the contract…, Maria decided to collect signatures and pressure Kail, Luis Rosales and Mike Graves to show the contract to the union members.

Maria said normally the UFCW shows members new contracts, policies and plans sent by JBS in order for the workers and administrators to come to an agreement on policy. She said that didn’t happen with the most recent contract.

Collecting signatures of union workers wanting to know more about the new contract was easy, Bernice [Sanchez] said.

“Once the rumor spread that she was looking for signatures, Maria got over 200 people to sign,” Bernice said…

The main complaints of union workers is the UFCW is not taking reported complaints seriously, in a timely manner or were not addressed at all, Bernice [Sanchez] said…

“Many of the problems I have heard are about miscommunication,” [Joe Enriquez] Henry said. “Some workers feel the union isn’t listening to them well.”

 

UFCW Members Unhappy with Union By admin On Feb 18, 2016 News Comments Off on UFCW Members Unhappy with Union UFCW members protested against their union’s leadership for a second time. The members are unhappy about the union’s lack of transparency, about members’ complaints not being taken seriously, and about a recent election in which […]






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washington free beaconThe UFCW supports Planned Parenthood, the abortion provider which is under investigation for selling the body parts of aborted babies.

Are UFCW Members OK with This? By admin On Aug 11, 2015 Latest updates Comments Off The UFCW supports Planned Parenthood, the abortion provider which is under investigation for selling the body parts of aborted babies.






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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).

Trying to Kill More Jobs By admin On Aug 3, 2015 News Comments Off 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 […]






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ufcw local 1500UFCW objects to Wegman’s entrance into the New York City market even though the grocery store chain has the best corporate reputation in the country according to a Harris poll.  Furthermore, it’s listed as one of the best companies to work for, and Consumer Reports says it’s the best grocery store in the country. In spite of all this, a UFCW boss had the following to say about the new store:

“After all, it’s about providing our Brooklyn community members with opportunities for stable and sustainable careers. Simply put, the company has no familiarity or understanding of providing good jobs and healthy food in New York City.

“The Brooklyn Navy Yard needed a responsible employer that our communities and families could count on to build a better Brooklyn. They needed a company that would help Brooklyn families attain the American Dream. What it didn’t need was yet another out of town transplant to move into its neighborhood again. Brooklyn deserved better.”

Out of Touch By admin On Jun 10, 2015 Latest updates Comments Off UFCW objects to Wegman’s entrance into the New York City market even though the grocery store chain has the best corporate reputation in the country according to a Harris poll.  Furthermore, it’s listed as one of the best companies to work for, […]






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socialist workerNot content with harassing fast food restaurants, UFCW decided it would be fun to harass motorists by blocking traffic at a major intersection in Seattle.

Thoughtful By admin On May 13, 2015 News Comments Off Not content with harassing fast food restaurants, UFCW decided it would be fun to harass motorists by blocking traffic at a major intersection in Seattle.