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UFCW Local 770 represents packinghouse plants, food processing and manufacturing throughout Southern California. For over 75 years, packinghouse workers in Los Angeles County have found that when they organize, their lives improve. From slaughterhouse butchers to box makers to frozen food processors, Local 770 has represented workers whose jobs are among the most difficult, dangerous and exploited. Yet, with an active and militant membership, these jobs can become jobs that are safe and provide fair wages and benefits.
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July 29, 2012
La Unidad Hace La Fuerza / Unity Gives Us Strength Picnic Album
June 3, 2012
La Unidad Hace La Fuerza / Unity Gives Us Strength Picnic
Dear Local 770 packinghouse member, you and your family are cordially invited to the Second Annual Packinghouse Division Unity Celebration / Usted y su familia están cordialmente invitados a la Segunda Celebración de la Unidad de las Empacadoras
Sunday/Domingo, June 3, 2012
Elysian Park - Montecillo de Leo Politi
Recreation Lodge Drive
For questions contact / para preguntas llame al:
Ron Solano (213) 220-6517 or Armando Espinoza (213) 272-1176
or UFCW Huntington Park office (323) 581-2071, M-F 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Local 770 Wins Victory for Farmer John Food Service Workers
On August 26, around 140 workers at Farmer John Food Service in Vernon, Calif. (Los Angeles) voted to stand together for a voice at work with Local 770. The workers at the plant, wholly owned by Hormel Foods, mostly make pre-cooked sausage and bacon.
“We needed a union because there was no respect in our workplace,” said Maria Alonzo, who works in the pre-cooked sausage department at Farmer John Food Service. “All of us that believed and wanted a union stood strongly together although the company tried to intimidate us.”
Workers at the sister Farmer John plant to this one (literally across the street) engaged in a multi-year battle for recognition and a good contract with Local 770. With that victory under their belt, the new union activists weren’t content to rest on their laurels. Instead, they held meetings, signed petitions and talked to their coworkers at Farmer John Food Service about forming a union at their work.
The Farmer John Food Service workers join more than a quarter-million UFCW members in the union for food processing and meat packing workers across North America. They also are part of a union that includes almost 7,000 other Hormel workers.
Workers at Farmer John Food Service in Vernon, Calif. celebrate their union victory.