CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1999 |
Public officials and community groups will gather for a community forum Saturday at the Boys & Girls Club of San Fernando Valley, where they will discuss a supermarket chain's alleged mistreatment of workers. The meeting is being sponsored by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770 in Los Angeles. About 100 workers have complained to the union on alleged abuses by Grupo Gigante, said Rene Castro, the union's organizing coordinator.
June 6, 2012 |
As part of President Obama's push to streamline regulations on businesses, the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to let chicken slaughterhouses run production lines faster and with fewer federal inspectors, angering food safety advocates and poultry plant workers. Under the proposal, production lines would be allowed to move 25% faster, while the government would cut by as much as 75% the number of line inspectors eyeing chicken bodies for defects before they are packaged for consumption.
November 24, 1986
Presidents of union locals from around the country called for solidarity with meatpackers who lost jobs during a strike and accused top labor leadership of cooperating with management to force concessions. About 250 workers at a rally in Boston's Faneuil Hall cheered speakers who called for action against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union leadership, which they said permitted deteriorating wages and benefits.
May 25, 1985
Attorneys for United Food and Commercial Workers International Locals 770, 899 and 1442 are seeking to enjoin Ralphs from any further layoffs or reduction in working hours of its food clerks pending an arbitration hearing. Ralphs and UFCW officials have been in a dispute for the last several months over the supermarket's efforts to reduce the number of higher-paid food workers in order to replace them with clerks that are paid less.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2010
Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez Party: Democrat Age: 40 Residence: Los Angeles Personal: Single, no children Education: UC Berkeley Previous occupation: Regional vice president and local political director, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Budget plan: Closes the deficit with minimal program cuts, with the help of $9.3 billion in borrowing. A new tax on oil production would be used to repay the loan.
July 4, 2003 |
The Arkansas Supreme Court overturned a trespassing decision that barred a labor union from soliciting for members at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores nationwide. The court ruled that the world's largest retailer failed to show irreparable harm from solicitations by members of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it was still examining the order.