• Opinion: How To Make Every Job A Good Union Job

    Cierra Brown works at a McDonald's in Durham, North Carolina. She earns little more than minimum wage, and even with a second job at a local hospital she can’t afford health insurance and pays for her diabetes medication out of pocket. She is frequently asked to stay late and close the store, hours after the bus stops running. If she complains, she knows she could lose her job — and nothing would change anyway.

     
  • In a first, Instacart employees in Illinois vote to unionize

    Instacart in-store shoppers in Skokie, Ill., have voted to unionize with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1546.

    UFCW 1546 said the workers are the first Instacart employees to win a certified union election in the United States and will join with the Chicago-based local’s other 18,000 members. The Feb. 1 vote, conducted by the National Labor Relations Board, involved 15 part-time Instacart personal shoppers at a Mariano’s supermarket, part of The Kroger Co., in Skokie.

     
  • Raley's, Bel Air and Nob Hill Foods Negotiations Update – January 24, 2020

    Meetings with Raley's are scheduled to resume at the end of this month. We previously exchanged proposals and discussed details of agreements our members ratified with other major supermarket employers in Northern California.

     
  • UFCW 8-Golden State reaches tentative agreement with Foods Co. in Northern California

    Roseville, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2019) — UFCW 8-Golden State is pleased to announce it has reached a tentative contract agreement with Foods Co. in Northern California. This follows tentative agreements reached earlier in the summer with supermarket chains in Northern, Central and Southern California.

     
  • Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Foods Negotiations Update – October 14, 2019

    Negotiations with Raley’s continued last week. We exchanged proposals and discussed the details in the agreements reached and ratified with other major supermarket employers in Northern California. Sufficient funding of medical and pension benefits and ensuring Union employers are competing equally are key component in these negotiations. 

     
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