UFCW 770 was proud to support the LA Federation of Labor’s Annual MLK Day Breakfast on Saturday, January 14, 2023 where we celebrated the “Past, Present and Future” of the Civil Rights and the Labor Movements. This event helps us to refocus on our mission for this coming year.
We are committed to the idea that “Civil Rights are Forever Rights”. We heard from Labor Leaders such as AFSCME President, Lee Saunders; Long Beach City Employees Union IAM 1930’s President, Natalie Gonzalez; and newly elected President of the LA Fed, Yvonne Wheeler.
Mayor Karen Bass also joined us as we celebrated the Legacy of Martin Luther King.
““Is my store going to be one that closes? Is my livelihood going to go away?” asked Kyong Barry, 60, a front-end manager at a Safeway in Auburn, Wash. She is a member of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, which has 350,000 members working in stores owned by Kroger and Albertsons.”
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held an open commission meeting today which allowed our members to speak up and share their personal experiences as to why the merger between Albertsons/Vons and Ralph’s is harmful not only to its workers, but customers as well.
Hear from members, Daryll Ortega (Vons 2124) and Lawanna Archer (Vons 1625), as they share their experiences having been through a merger before and how it impacted them in a negative way.
We want to hear from you! Stand with Daryll and Lawanna by sharing your story. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a written description or a short video clip with how this new merger may impact you and your family.
770 endorses Arthur Valenzuela for Oxnard City Council District 6.
@arthur4oxnard is an active member of ILWU Local 46. At a young age he joined his mom on the picket line at Vons during the 03/04 strike, and has continued to support during contract campaigns.
“We commend the action of California Attorney General Rob Bonta, as well as the Attorneys General of Illinois and the District of Columbia, for working to halt this brash attempt to loot Albertsons by a handful of ultra-wealthy board members and shareholders.”
Stop the merger between Kroger and Albertsons! Sign our petition to let the FTC know that workers and customers oppose the divesting impact this merger will have on our communities. https://forms.gle/YTaf9dxWsxxBCHs68
Open Enrollment is here! Have questions? Sign up for the virtual seminar next Wednesday! See flyer for details and be sure to register through the QR code or link provided. https://t.co/sQssXkpbZv
If approved, The merger of Kroger and Albertsons will result in store closures, layoffs, and higher prices. Thank you @SenAmyKlobuchar@SenMikeLee for convening today's hearing scrutinizing this disaster deal. This merger must be stopped! https://t.co/JrZj3WDGwQ
UFCW 770 members got to speak to Senator Bernie Sanders about the devastating Kroger-Albertsons merger and just how bad it would be for workers, consumers and food suppliers. UFCW 770 was joined by fellow union members and leaders from UFCW Local 5, 7, 324, 400, and 3000. https://t.co/eMZ7pycDN1
Happening NOW! UFCW 770 members are in Washington DC to urge regulators to stop the devastating Kroger-Albertsons merger.
The bargaining teams have declared strikes to protest the universities’ unlawful behavior and in sympathy and solidarity with the other Academic Workers at UC. It will last until the University corrects its bad faith conduct, or until union membership decides to cease striking.
UFCW 770 stands in solidarity with the 48,000 researchers, postdoctoral scholars, teaching assistants and graders striking this week at University of California campuses across the state this week. All workers deserve fair wages that allow them to live near where they work.
Cal/OSHA-workers need exclusion pay so they can do the right thing & stay home when they’re sick and not lose benefits, healthcare or even their jobs! We can't force workers to choose between infecting others or paying their rent. We must add exclusion pay in the standards! https://t.co/U0B8ypOpJE
Candidates like Jimmy Gomez are fighting hard for you and need your support. Make sure you cast your ballot today!
Attorneys General from California, Illinois and Washington D.C. have filed a lawsuit in D.C. District Court to stop Albertsons from paying its private equity shareholders a $4 billion dividend more than a year ahead of the grocery giant’s proposed merger with Kroger.
The merger of Ralphs/Food4Less and Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions must be stopped! If this proposed merger is approved, it will hurt workers and customers. Let’s stand together to stop the merger!
UFCW 770 strongly condemns elected officials’ divisive behavior, calls on Cedillo and De Leon to resign.
The behavior shown by the two remaining Los Angeles City Council Members involved in the racist conversation is reprehensible. Those types of racist expressions undermine multi-racial, intersectional and working class solidarity.
Congratulations to our new 770 President Kathy Finn!
On the heels of the proposed merger between grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, on Tuesday, Albertsons announced that it will pay out a $4 billion dividend to shareholders on November 7, 2022.
We want to make it clear to our hard-working members that UFCW strongly opposes this dividend payout.
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