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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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President's Message

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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 Americans. How is that, you ask? By voting. We have an upcoming presidential election, which normally gets people out to vote. We have a list of Labor-endorsed candidates (see page 10.) so I…

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Executive Assistant's Report

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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 600 votes, and our own members could have made the difference. Each of us has the power to determine the outcome of elections important to us. For example, one pro-labor candidate running for…

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Executive Assistant's Report

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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 of members to lead, recruit and develop more leaders at their work sites and to communicate with community groups and organizations, as well as the press. We are one of the strongest Unions…

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UFCW Local 135 Press Conference

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Come out and support your LabCorp brothers and sisters today at 11:30 a.m. at 4060 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103. We will be holding a press conference to help our brothers and sisters gain a fair contract. Currently, LabCorp is horribly understaffed which has resulted in putting patients at risk.

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