Grocery strike likely averted as execs, union reach tentative deal

The union representing Southern California grocery workers has reached a tentative contract deal with supermarket chains, likely averting a strike previously authorized by its members. Details of the contract were not disclosed Sunday pending meetings with some 46,000 members, which will be held Monday at the United Food and Commercial [...]

2019-09-09T15:07:55+00:00September 9th, 2019|Tags: , |

UFCW turns up heat on Ralphs in Southern California

With labor negotiations making little headway, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) are now reaching out to Ralphs Grocery Co. customers in Southern California. UFCW today said thousands of Ralphs grocery workers it represents have launched a campaign offering customers at 196 Ralphs supermarkets in the region a six-hour notice [...]

2019-08-23T16:46:31+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , , |

UFCW seeks support of other unions — and shoppers — in contract battle

The union representing some 60,000 grocery workers in Southern California is escalating the pressure on the region’s big supermarket chains, as shoppers wait to see if picketers will gather at their favorite stores. Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike last week, giving [...]

2019-07-03T14:48:27+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Tags: , |

Meet America’s Most Powerful Cannabis Union

No one knows more about the complicated alliance between unions and the cannabis industry than Dale Sky Jones, chancellor of Oakland’s Oaksterdam University, a marijuana trade school. She calls herself “Patient Zero.” In 2010, major unions were just starting to throw their weight behind weed in California as part of [...]

2019-06-21T18:09:23+00:00June 21st, 2019|Tags: , |