Promoting Pot

A UFCW boss would like for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to start peddling marijuana in its state-owned liquor stores. “Wendell Young IV, president of UFCW Local 1776, which represents about 3,500 state store workers, called selling marijuana at the shops ‘just a common-sense thing to do.’”

A UFCW boss would like for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to start peddling marijuana in its state-owned liquor stores. “Wendell Young IV, president of UFCW Local 1776, which represents about 3,500 state store workers, called selling marijuana at the shops ‘just a common-sense thing to do.’”






Striking for Nothing

Striking UFCW members at a hotel in Canada just agreed to end a five-month strike after gaining nothing. About 70% of employees supported accepting the final offer the hotel made last December. In spite of the strike, some union members chose to continue working.

Striking UFCW members at a hotel in Canada just agreed to end a five-month strike after gaining nothing. About 70% of employees supported accepting the final offer the hotel made last December. In spite of the strike, some union members chose to continue working.






“Poor Representation”

 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.

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.

 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. The vote came down to 111 for the UFW, 61 for UFCW […]






Inconveniencing Consumers and Cashiers

The UFCW supports a California law banning plastic bags






Not Wanted

After nearly two years of trying, UFCW failed to unionize a New York grocery store.

A union has withdrawn its petition to organize workers at Mount Kisco Mrs. Green’s Natural Market, according to a union official.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local1500’s move comes after a nearly two-year period of disputes between workers and Mrs. Green’s…

After nearly two years of trying, UFCW failed to unionize a New York grocery store. A union has withdrawn its petition to organize workers at Mount Kisco Mrs. Green’s Natural Market, according to a union official. The United Food and Commercial Workers Local1500’s move comes after a nearly two-year period of disputes between workers and Mrs. Green’s…






UFCW Official Tries to Kill Jobs

Peggy Vines, a UFCW vice president in Washington State, is trying to keep a new Winco grocery store from opening. Supposedly, the reason is due to traffic concerns. But, of course, the store is non-union, and this is the third proposed Winco store to be opposed by people connected with the UFCW. Winco is also employee-owned, but that’s not enough for Vines.

Peggy Vines, a UFCW vice president in Washington State, is trying to keep a new Winco grocery store from opening. Supposedly, the reason is due to traffic concerns. But, of course, the store is non-union, and this is the third proposed Winco store to be opposed by people connected with the UFCW. Winco is also […]






Forgetting about Customers

The UFCW opposes amending a law to allow Walmart to stay open until 11:00 pm in Quebec. Somehow, the union thinks allowing the retailer to remain open late at night would result in “unfair competition.”

Allowing Walmart to remain open until 11:00 PM every day would radically upset the balance among retail businesses. As a result, there would be unfair competition from the American giant with Rona, Reno-Depot and other hardware stores as well as all retail businesses and even shopping centres.

 

The UFCW opposes amending a law to allow Walmart to stay open until 11:00 pm in Quebec. Somehow, the union thinks allowing the retailer to remain open late at night would result in “unfair competition.” Allowing Walmart to remain open until 11:00 PM every day would radically upset the balance among retail businesses. As a […]