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On October 1 - 2 and 15 -16, we’re hosting our next battleground trips to Nevada to help elect Hillary Clinton for President. Come join the Los Angeles Labor Movement as we knock on doors to ensure workers win in November. Now more than ever, we need to use our collective voices to make history in that state!

The trips will include two days of outdoor canvassing, lodging, meals, and transportation. Space is limited, so please RSVP right away.

An Open Letter to Donald Trump: You Lost My Vote When You Crossed My Picket Line

Dear Mr. Trump:

Donald Trump crosses the IATSE picket line of “The Apprentice in New York City. — December 16, 2004

My name is Dan Mahoney. I was born and raised in New York. I am a proud member and employee of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the union that represents backstage crew and technicians in entertainment.
 
Working in motion pictures and television, I have worked alongside many celebrities, politicians, actors, and other personalities. Imagine my surprise when I watched as you crossed our IATSE picket line in 2004.
Twelve years ago, you crossed the IATSE picket line of “The Apprentice,” where crew members of your reality TV show were speaking up together to get paid fairly for the work they did on your show. You crossed the picket line right past me and the many hardworking men and women of “The Apprentice” crew without looking any of us in the eye.
 
I have worked in the industry (as a member of crews and as a union representative) since 1974. From my experience as a grip, and from my many crew friends — the entertainment industry is hard work. The men and women who worked on your show are talented professionals who do everything from building the sets, lighting the sets, editing each episode, and doing wardrobe, hair, and makeup for you.
 
I’m happy to say that in 2016 that for the first time in 12 years, “The Apprentice” is now under a union contract filming in Los Angeles. However, for all the previous seasons, you made millions from that show while denying your employees job protections, health and retirement benefits, and a union contract. Those men and women are now receiving the fair pay you denied them for so long.
 
Mr. Trump, when I saw you running for President, I recognized you as the man you who mistreated the crew of “The Apprentice” and the man who crossed an IATSE picket line. The day you crossed our picket line was the day you showed me you how little you care about American workers.
 
You lost my vote the day you refused to stand with working people.
 
Dan Mahoney
IATSE Assistant Department Director, Motion Picture and Television Production
Member, IATSE Locals 52 and B-751

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LabCorp Rally


Click to enlargeAfter more than a year of stalled negotiations and LabCorps' other union-busting tactics, the workers are fighting back. On Friday, UFCW 135, in conjunction with 770, 1428 and 1167 held a rally at LabCorps Southern California headquarters to tell management that we're fed up with their union-busting tactics. We were joined by a broad spectrum of labor and community allies who delivered a letter to LabCorps letting them know that the community would not continue to patronize their facilities unless the negotiated in good faith with the union.
 

Stater Bros. Contract Ratified

Congratulations!  We are pleased to announce that UFCW members in Southern California have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract with Stater Bros.  

Walgreens/Rite Aid Merger

Rite Aid Merger Update - Spetember 23, 2016

LabCorp Update

About a year ago, LabCorp workers voted to become part of the UFCW. You made the decision to have a voice at work to make LabCorp better – better for its employees and better for its patients. Since then, the UFCW, with a committee of your co-workers, has been negotiating with LabCorp about the issues important to you.

Important Contract Ratification Vote for Stater Bros. Members

The Southern California UFCW Locals have reached a tentative agreement with Stater Bros. for a new Contract.  We have scheduled a ratification vote as follows:

TIMES, DATES & LOCATIONS:  

Labor Day Events 2016

It’s that time of year again! Join us on September 5, 2016 to honor and celebrate the achievements of American workers! We look forward to celebrating with you at one of the following events.

Los Angeles

Farmer John Workers Ratify New Contract

Wage Increases, Respect for Workers’ Rights, and Preservation of Protections, Among the Secured Benefits 
 
After months of negotiations with the company, hundreds of Farmer John packinghouse workers represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 770, voted overwhelmingly today to approve the negotiated contract settlement offer.
 
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Press Release | August 2, 2016 Rally

On the Verge of a Strike, Thousands of Grocery Workers and Supporters 
March and Rally in Downtown Los Angeles.
 
Five Months Past the Expiration of Their Contract, Thousands of Grocery Workers and Community Leaders Demand Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons Reach an Agreement
 
Grocery workers and their allies in the community will gather in Los Angeles on Tuesday, August 2nd by the thousands to demand a conclusion to their long-running attempt to get a contract with Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons.
 
“Our contract expired nearly five months ago, and it is long past time for the corporations who own Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons to come to the table and reach a fair deal with grocery workers,” said Rick Icaza, president of the largest local union representing grocery workers, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770. 
 
“Our members are fighting to make ends meet, yet these corporations made BILLIONS in profits last year. It is inexcusable the way they are nickel and diming their hard-working employees, many of whom live paycheck to paycheck.”
 
The contract covering roughly 50,000 grocery workers from central and southern California expired in March. Despite efforts by grocery worker leaders to reach a new deal, the owners of Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons have dragged their feet and offered punitive changes to the contract that would force more employees into poverty and short change retirees.
 
Grocery workers have given the corporations an August 8th deadline to reach a deal, or they will ask their members to vote up or down on the current offer. Grocery workers already authorized their negotiators to call a strike if negotiations break down.
 
 

Celebrate America with Labor

There is no better way to celebrate America’s independence than by supporting union-made products. Show your red, white, and blue pride by supporting our Sisters and Brothers who keep America thriving.

2016 Special Summer Discounts

Enjoy the following special summer discounts for all UFCW Local 770 Members 

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Hillary Clinton Meets with Retail Workers at UFCW Conference

In sit down with Sec. Clinton, retail workers talk about organizing and their fight for fair work practices
 

Governor Jerry Brown Signs Historic Minimum Wage Measure

 
Governor Jerry Brown Signs Historic Minimum Wage Measure
 
Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law a measure increasing California's minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next six years.

I am a #YOUNGWORKER

Who says young people don't deserve fair pay just because of their age?

Food Pharmacists Negotiations Conference Call

Attention All UFCW Pharmacists employed at Albertsons, Ralphs, Vons and Stater Bros.:
 
We have changed the date of the call in meeting originally scheduled for Feb. 7 to discuss upcoming negotiations. 
 
FEBRUARY 28, 2016 at 6:30p.m.

Call in number is (855) 212-0212
Access Code –  396-062-048#

If you have any questions, please contact your Union Representative. 

UNION MEETING FOR FARMER JOHN MEMBERS / JUNTA DE MIEMBROS DE FARMER JOHN

UNION MEETING FOR FARMER JOHN MEMBERS
• Are you interested in raising your wage?
• Are you concerned about your safety at work?
• Are you concerned about fairness at work?

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