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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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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. To learn more, 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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UFCW WESTERN STATES COUNCIL ENDORSES GAVIN NEWSOM FOR GOVERNOR

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

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11/30/2017 – San Diego Working Families Council Toy Drive

‘Tis the season for giving and gratitude! We’re hosting the annual labor Toy Drive with the United Way of San Diego County and collecting toys and gifts for union families struggling to make ends meet this holiday season. Bring toy donations by UFCW Local 135 by December

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10/09/2017 – Food 4 Less Tentative Agreement Reached

We have reached a tentative agreement with Food 4 Less. Review and voting on this proposal will take place at 8 a.m. or 6 p.m. on 10/16/2017 at UFCW Local 135. Thank you to all for standing strong, and for all community members who came out in

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08/21/2017 Food 4 Less Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

Breaking news: Food 4 Less Members across Southern California have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike – if and when deemed necessary. Time is running out on Food 4 Less. Treat your workers with respect, or suffer the consequences. We are asking for full community support. Thank

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President’s Message

MICKEY KASPARIAN President Voting Matters: Elect good Labor-Friendly Candidates Nov. 8 At a time of uncertainty in the world, we are on the verge of an election that will set our nation’s course into the next decade. You can have a say in the future of working

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Executive Assistant’s Report

RICHARD BARRERA Executive Assistant The Importance of Getting Involved in the Upcoming Elections The UFCW Western States Council has done an interesting analysis on how the margin of victory can be provided by our own membership in elections. There are some instances where a candidate lost by

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Executive Assistant’s Report

RICHARD BARRERA Executive Assistant UFCW Local 135: Training Members to Organize In June, we kicked off our Member Organizing program, launching with an initial focus on winning our current contract fight with Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons. The point of these training sessions is to develop a core

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