Inconveniencing Consumers and Cashiers

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california majority reportThe UFCW supports a California law banning plastic bags.

 

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The UFCW supports a California law banning plastic bags.  

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Not Wanted

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lohudAfter 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A union has withdrawn its petition to organize workers at Mount Kisco Mrs.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…

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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 A union has withdrawn its petition to organize workers at Mount Kisco Mrs.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…

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UFCW Official Tries to Kill Jobs

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one newsPeggy 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.

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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 […]

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Forgetting about Customers

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benzingaThe 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.

 

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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 […]

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Overwhelming Defeat

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tri-city heraldThe UFCW suffered an overwhelming defeat at a meat processing plant in Washington State. Employees voted 686 to 129 to get rid of the union.

Workers at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant at Wallula ejected the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1439 after a vote counted this week.

In a lopsided decision, 686 production and maintenance workers voted to decertify the union and 129 wanted to retain it, the National Labor Relations Board said. The NLRB counted votes this week after conducting the election Nov. 18.

There is a seven-day waiting period to object before results are certified, a NLRB spokeswoman said. After that happens, plant employees will negotiate their own employment terms. If the union contract featured mandatory dues, employees will no longer pay those.

Calls to the Spokane-based union and its legal counsel were not returned Friday…

The decertification vote comes only six years after Wallula workers embraced the union.

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The UFCW suffered an overwhelming defeat at a meat processing plant in Washington State. Employees voted 686 to 129 to get rid of the union. Workers at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant at Wallula ejected the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1439 after a vote counted this week. In a lopsided decision, 686 production […]

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UFCW Members Unhappy with Union

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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.”

 

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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 some members were not allowed to vote. With signs demanding dignity, justice and respect, approximately 150 dissatisfied union workers protested […]

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Biting the Hand that Feeds Them

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ctv atlantic newsUFCW members who are employed by a Canadian potato chip company are urging consumers to stop buying their company’s products.

Workers at a successful start-up potato chip company in Hartland, N.B., are organizing a boycott of their product, saying it’s the only way to gain traction in an ongoing labour dispute.

Thirty-two unionized employees at Covered Bridge Potato Chip Factory are in a labour dispute with the company over pay and seniority…

With chips still coming off the assembly line, workers hope the boycott will steer negotiations back to the bargaining table.

 

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UFCW members who are employed by a Canadian potato chip company are urging consumers to stop buying their company’s products. Workers at a successful start-up potato chip company in Hartland, N.B., are organizing a boycott of their product, saying it’s the only way to gain traction in an ongoing labour dispute. Thirty-two unionized employees at […]

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