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SaugertiesPostStarUFCW supports hiking the minimum wage again in New York state to $10.50 per hour outside of the New York City and to $11.50 in New York City, the Saugerties Post Star reports.

In spite of the problems the scheduled $12.25 per hour minimum wage is causing in Oakland, California, UFCW helped organize a protest to demand a minimum wage hike to $15 in Olympia, Washington.

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UFCW supports hiking the minimum wage again in New York state to $10.50 per hour outside of the New York City and to $11.50 in New York City, the Saugerties Post Star reports. In spite of the problems the scheduled $12.25 per hour minimum wage is causing in Oakland, California, UFCW helped organize a protest […]

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Hypocrites

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thegrioAlthough unions are often relentless in trying to get their way, the UFCW is upset with a grocery store for not accepting the adverse opinion of an arbitrator and taking the issue to court, TheGrio.com reports:

Last June, an arbitrator ruled that FreshDirect should reverse the disciplinary actions. Instead of heeding this verdict, they went to federal court on Dec. 30 to contest the ruling.

“That’s denying them justice under the terms agreed to under the collective bargaining agreement,” said union president Louis Mark Carotenuto. “They shouldn’t use tactics like this to delay justice for the workers.”

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Although unions are often relentless in trying to get their way, the UFCW is upset with a grocery store for not accepting the adverse opinion of an arbitrator and taking the issue to court, TheGrio.com reports: Last June, an arbitrator ruled that FreshDirect should reverse the disciplinary actions. Instead of heeding this verdict, they went […]

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Anything for a Buck

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marijuanaAlthough it’s still illegal, the UFCW lobbied for — and now will profit from — marijuana in Minnesota, TwinCities.com reports.

“What excites the UFCW, [union spokesman Bernie] Hesse said, is the potential to get in early on what could be a fast-growing business.”

The UFCW is one of the nation’s biggest pushers of marijuana legalization. It has also unionized marijuana workers in California, Colorado, and Washington.”

Although it’s still illegal, the UFCW lobbied for — and now will profit from — marijuana in Minnesota, TwinCities.com reports. “What excites the UFCW, [union spokesman Bernie] Hesse said, is the potential to get in early on what could be a fast-growing business.” The UFCW is one of the nation’s biggest pushers of marijuana legalization. […]

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Threatening a Kid

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National_Labor_Relations_Board_logo_-_colorIn a case revolving around the union’s treatment of a 16-year-old part-time employee, an NLRB administrative law judge has found that UFCW Local 135 broke the law by engaging in several unfair labor practices against the boy. The union required new grocery store employees to go to a union office to join the union or to become a nonmember Beck objector and pay reduced fees. The judge found these to be violations of the National Labor Relations Act. Additionally, the union failed to provide the boy (a nonmember Beck objector) with an independently-verified “detailed apportionment of its expenditures for representational and nonrepresentational activities,” which the judge also found broke the law.

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In a case revolving around the union’s treatment of a 16-year-old part-time employee, an NLRB administrative law judge has found that UFCW Local 135 broke the law by engaging in several unfair labor practices against the boy. The union required new grocery store employees to go to a union office to join the union or […]

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Scandalous

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WatchdogThe UFCW has been using Catalist, a Democrat vendor accused of illegally coordinating with hundreds of Democrat campaigns. The UFCW has paid the company more than $1 million over the last several years.

The UFCW has been using Catalist, a Democrat vendor accused of illegally coordinating with hundreds of Democrat campaigns. The UFCW has paid the company more than $1 million over the last several years.

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With Friends Like These…

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myWestmanIn Canada, UFCW is backing a party leader whose party has regulated UFCW members out of work, myWestman.ca reports:

Recently, the United Food and Commercial workers, (UFCW) announced they are backing Greg Selinger for leader of the NDP [New Democratic Party]. I guess the unions have to choose who they will officially back but fortunately the members who are selected as delegates don’t have to vote the way  the union says, it is a secret ballot and supposedly, the unions are letting members vote as they please.

There’s another irony at play here in Manitoba and that is how can the UFCW support the NDP at all. The UFCW represents the hog plant workers at Hylife and at Maple Leaf. The NDP have done just about everything they can to knock down the pork industry. The hog barn ban has made it almost impossible to build a new hog barn. The new regulations have closed many smaller hog barns. The Hylife plant has enough hogs but Maple Leaf plant has to cut back hours due to a hog shortage. The UFCW should do the math and convince the NDP to allow construction of hog barns in the many places where a hog barn can be safely built. That makes a lot of sense.

That’s just the point, when it comes to politics, sometimes things just don’t make sense.

In Canada, UFCW is backing a party leader whose party has regulated UFCW members out of work, myWestman.ca reports: Recently, the United Food and Commercial workers, (UFCW) announced they are backing Greg Selinger for leader of the NDP [New Democratic Party]. I guess the unions have to choose who they will officially back but fortunately […]

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Grocery Employees Reject UFCW

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IsthmusIsthmus.com reports that after months of agitating, the UFCW has failed to organize a co-op grocery store in Madison, WI. The UFCW had initially planned to try to unionize two stores and a separate kitchen. But the union got cold feet, cancelled the scheduled election in December, and asked the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to allow an election at the one store perceived to be more pro-union. The NLRB then set a new election for this month.

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Isthmus.com reports that after months of agitating, the UFCW has failed to organize a co-op grocery store in Madison, WI. The UFCW had initially planned to try to unionize two stores and a separate kitchen. But the union got cold feet, cancelled the scheduled election in December, and asked the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) […]

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