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The UFCW and Contracts

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The UFCW proudly touts its democratic principles; in particular, the union points out the fact that its members get a chance to vote on all contracts the union negotiates on their behalf.1

Unfortunately for prospective members, the UFCW also supports the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).2 One of the key provisions of EFCA is binding interest arbitration. Under this proposal, a government appointed arbitrator would be empowered to dictate contract terms to workers and employers. Those terms would then be binding for two years.3

An unfortunate consequence of binding interest arbitration is that workers would lose the right to vote to ratify contracts. Since the arbitrator’s decision would be binding, and there are no provisions for appeal, workers would be denied the chance to hold their union accountable.4

So much for workers’ rights and their ability to vote on a contract.


1http://www.ufcw.org/organizing/how_we_work/index.cfm, UFCW Web site, Accessed 11/30/09
2http://www.ufcw.org/issues/right_to_organize/index.cfm, UFCW Web site, Accessed 11/30/09
3S. 560, The Employee Free Choice Act, 111th Congress
4Editorial, “Bad check; Employee Free Choice Act Would Harm Employers, Employees And Economy,” Columbus Dispatch, 3/30/09

The UFCW and Contracts By admin On Dec 28, 2009 All News | Scandals Comments Off The UFCW proudly touts its democratic principles; in particular, the union points out the fact that its members get a chance to vote on all contracts the union negotiates on their behalf.1 Unfortunately for prospective members, the UFCW also […]






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“Poor Representation”

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ventura county starDue to “poor representation,” the UFCW badly lost a decertification vote in California.

Workers at Hiji Bros., Inc. and Seaview Growers Inc., both based in Oxnard, cast ballots to decertify and replace the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 with the UFW.

The vote came down to 111 for the UFW, 61 for UFCW Local 5 and 6 for no-union.

A petition to decertify the UFCW was filed with the farm labor board last week and signed by about 80 percent of the workers who complained about poor representation.

 

 

“Poor Representation” By admin On May 10, 2016 News 0 No Comments Due to “poor representation,” the UFCW badly lost a decertification vote in California. Workers at Hiji Bros., Inc. and Seaview Growers Inc., both based in Oxnard, cast ballots to decertify and replace the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 with the UFW. […]






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Money To ACORN

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Since 2005, the UFCW has given the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) more than $2.3 million in contributions.1 This is the equivalent of more than 15,000 union members’ dues doing nothing other than supporting ACORN.2

While the UFCW was giving ACORN more than $2.3 million, criminal charges were filed against the organization for submitting fraudulent voter registrations in numerous states, such as Missouri, Washington and Wisconsin.3 One newspaper claimed that ACORN has engaged in a “shady, if not flat-out criminal, enterprise nationwide for more than 30 years.”4

After continuous reports of electoral misconduct, the U.S. House of Representatives convened a panel to hear about the organization’s alleged illegal actions. During the hearing the panel heard the statement of an ACORN whistleblower who testified about the mob-like practices of the organization.5

ACORN was also found by the National Labor Relations Board to have engaged in unfair labor practices by interrogating employees about their union activities, threatening them with discharge, and laying off employees who were considering forming a union.6

UFCW members work hard for the dues money they pay to the union. That money should be used to benefit those members, not to shower cash on an organization that practices voter fraud and punishes its workers.


1 UFCW LM-2 Filings, Office of Labor-Management Standards, 2005-2008
2 UFCW LM-2 Filings, Office of Labor-Management Standards, 2005-2008
3 Patrick M. O’Connell and Jake Wagman, “Ex-ACORN Worker Indicted In Voter Fraud Case,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/6/09; Keith Ervin, “Three Plead Guilty In Fake Voter Scheme,” The Seattle Times, 10/30/07; Larry Sandler, “Vote Sign-Up Fraud Probed,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/7/08
4 Editorial, “What ACORN Has Sown,” The Augusta Chronicle, 10/16/08
5 S.A. Miller, “Hill Panel Testimony To Accuse ACORN Of Mob Tactics,” The Washington Times, 3/19/09
6 Association of Community Organizations For Reform and Sarah A. Stephens and Erin Marie Howley and Gigi Nevils, Cases 16-CA-21007-1, 16-CA-21007-2, and 16-CA-21173, 3/27/03

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