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05/15/2018 – UFCW Statement on White House AI Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), released the following statement regarding the White House bringing major U.S. companies together for a summit about artificial intelligence (AI). “The threat of joblessness due to increased automation is massive and it

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05/09/2018 – The Alliance of Health Care Workers is Bargaining

On May 22, 2018 Alliance unions will begin coordinated bargaining for a new agreement with Kaiser Permanente. The intent of the Alliance of Health Care Unions has not changed: Alliance Unions are united in our commitment to bargain a full and fair contract for all of our members.

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05/01/2018 – International Workers’ Day!

It’s May Day 2018 “Each year, Labor Day gives us an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions that working men and women make to our nation, our economy and our collective prosperity. It gives us a chance to show gratitude for workers’ grit, dedication, ingenuity, and strength,

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We Welcome Cannabis Workers to UFCW Local 135

UFCW Local 135 has unionized our first cannabis workers. We welcome our newest Members who work at the Apothekare Facility in Mission Valley and we will begin to negotiate their first contract.

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Don’t Miss Out on Money for Your Health Care!

03/19/2018 – Active PPO Medical Plan Participants: When you complete certain healthy activities, you can earn hundreds of dollars for your Health Reimbursement Account (HRA). That means you’ll pay less for your own money for health care! Learn more here, and watch your home mail for your

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Today is International Women’s Day!

03/08/2018 – International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. For more information, go to: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/About

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March is Women’s History Month

03/07/2018 – March is Women’s History Month, which started out as Women’s History Week in 1980. A consortium of women’s groups and historians—led by the National Women’s History Project—successfully lobbied for national recognition. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of

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Congratulations to our UFCW Local 135/Viejas Casino Members!

02/23/2017 – Congratulations to our UFCW Local 135/Viejas Casino Members, who ratified a new four-year contract agreement last night!

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A Salute to Labor and Working Families

02/09/2018 – The Community is invited to attend a Salute to Labor and Working Families on Sunday Morning, April 8, 2018 at 8 a.m. at Saint Stephen’s Cathedral Church of God in Christ. The address is 5825 Imperial Ave., San Diego, CA 92114. Bring the family. The

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UFCW Applauds Decision to Reject Push to End Poultry Line Speed Limits

02/06/2018 – On Jan. 30, UFCW International President Marc Perrone released a statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) decision to deny the National Chicken Council’s (NCC) petition to eliminate line speed limits at poultry plants. Thousands of UFCW members who work in poultry plants sent

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