Promoting Pot

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metro phillyA 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.’”

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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.’”

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Striking for Nothing

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cbc newsStriking 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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

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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 […]

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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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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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