Our Union Mourns the Passing of Bobby Shelven, UFCW 770 Executive Board Member.
Robert “Bobby” Shelven was a loving man. He loved his family and his Union. He worked at Ralphs for 20 years and became a Local 770 member in 1978. He was a Union member for 43 years and he served as Vice President of 770’s Executive Board from July 2013 until his passing on Sept.28, 2021.
Bobby used to say, “All comes from the heart. It is what you believe in and how willing you are to achieve it. The members are the union so we have to fight for what we believe in; the company is not going to give you anything. You are going to have to fight to get what we want.”
To his fellow union members, Bobby was a brother. And they were his family.
Particularly, Bobby admired Cheryl Butler because as a Union Rep. she fought for everyone, not just for Black workers.
“I always try to project my positivity to other people, especially when someone is less fortunate than myself. I'm not saying I'm way up there over the top, but I always want to treat everyone on the same level as an equal.”
As a frontline worker, Bobby shared that he was very proud of serving his community during Covid. Bobby’s wishes were that everyone could get back to a normal life after Covid.
Bobby Shelven was 60 years old and is survived by his wife Marta, his son Ryan and his 770 fellow union members. Bobby will be greatly missed. Bobby Shelven Presente!
Over a three day authorization strike vote, Kaiser Workers overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike in response to working conditions and a poor company wage offer. We join 20,000 other Kaiser union employees in opposing two-tier health benefits and insulting wage offers after we risked our lives and families' lives during the pandemic. Kaiser Permanente continues to show their lack of concern over their employees and their needs. United as one, Kaiser workers answered back showing they will not stand in silence and they will fight for what they deserve! #Ufcw #UnionStrong #BestJobsBestCare #KaiserWorkers
Kaiser Permanente workers are United for Best Jobs Best Care while strike vote authorization voting comes to an end this evening! Please make sure your voices are heard and get your vote in by 5pm tonight!
Michelle Back worked throughout the pandemic at a pharmacy for Kaiser in California & often left her young, autistic son at home. She is committed to pushing back against what she sees as insufficient proposals for wage increases & benefits in contract negotiations by Kaiser. https://t.co/b40k6Al2Bz
CVS Workers Commitment for a better Contract Paid Off!!
Today 10/8/21, CVS workers ratified a new contract that makes health benefits more affordable, and is a step towards fairer wages and safer stores. Read the full story here: https://ufcw770.org/cvs-ratified/
CVS workers voices matter! Listen to these members as they share how they feel about ratifying their hard-fought-for contract. https://t.co/k5xSOkVvLk
CVS workers are making their voices heard by voting on the tentative agreement.
If you haven’t voted yet, please vote at one of these times and locations: https://ufcw770.org/cvsvote/.
“Today's #HispanicHeritageMonth spotlight is Rigo Valdez, a powerhouse organizer with @MLKLabor and @UFCW Local 770! Rigo is a tireless advocate building worker power and racial equity in the labor movement. ✊ #1u”
Workers at CVS Pharmacies Stand Together for Affordable Healthcare!
CVS workers have struggled to get paid sick leave when they've needed to take care of themselves or their families during Covid. And employees at B stores pay higher deductibles. This has to change! Tavia Gravett shares why she and her fellow bargaining committee members are fighting for better wages and affordable healthcare! #CVSWorkersStandTogether CVS Pharmacy, @cvshealth
It’s time to put an end to this injustice. All people who live and work here deserve a job with full rights and protections. So tell your senators to pass a budget that includes a broad pathway to citizenship.
CVS workers have incurred huge workloads brought on by the pandemic. With our next bargaining date right around the corner on Mon, 09/27. CVS workers are standing together in solidarity to show CVS it’s time for them to step up & increase their wages due to increased work loads. https://t.co/wavdinagys
The recall election is TODAY! Make sure to VOTE NO on the recall to ensure CA’s decades of progress on higher wages, paid sick leave, health and safety on the job and a lot more aren’t recalled as well!
@ahcunions Final national bargaining session ended with no progress. “Because of management’s approach, these negotiations are in serious trouble – unlike anything our Alliance unions have experienced with Kaiser Permanente since the 1990’s,” said Alliance chief negotiator Hal Ruddick. “Unless management dramatically changes course, this conflict will continue to escalate. The Alliance is united, strong, and ready to stand up for our members and our patients.” #bestjobsbestcare#AllianceStrong
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CVS workers know firsthand what it takes to make stores safer for everyone.
Now, they need the community's support in their fight for a fair union contract and a better place to work and shop.
CVS workers are demanding a better contract. The 4th wave of COVID is slamming skeleton crew employees with overloads of work. This increases customers wait time which puts everyone at higher risk of getting infected. Stand with CVS workers in their fight for a better & contract! https://t.co/JpjOCFFO3M
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