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March is Women's History Month

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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 March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week. From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to…

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UFCW WESTERN STATES COUNCIL ENDORSES GAVIN NEWSOM FOR GOVERNOR

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02/21/2018 – The United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council today announced endorsing Gavin Newsom as California’s next governor. UFCW Local 135 and Western States Council President Mickey Kasparian said: “UFCW members are the people who keep our state’s food safe, protect our patients and invest in our communities. We know how to get things done, and we are ready to dedicate ourselves and elect a true friend of working families, Gavin Newsom as California’s next Governor. The endorsement…

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A Salute to Labor and Working Families

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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 morning message will be given by Dr. Tamica Smith Jones, Director of Intercollegiate Athletes at UC Riverside. For more information, call (619) 262-2671

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

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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 comments to the USDA about the dangers of this petition. The UFCW also sent letters in October and December of 2017 to the USDA that highlighted how risky the NCC petition to eliminate line speeds would be…

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Kroger to sell its convenience stores for $2.15 billion

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02/05/2018 – Kroger will sell nearly 800 convenience stores to British gas station operator EG Group for $2.15 billion, the U.S. supermarket chain said on Monday, as it sharpens focus on its mainstay grocery business amid a brutal price war. Kroger said it plans to use proceeds from the sale to buy back shares and lower debt. The sale is part of Cincinnati-based Kroger’s “Re-stock” plan that aims to revamp its nearly 2,800 brick-and-mortar supermarkets, cut prices and boost in-store technology. Kroger is also…

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