Our Union represents tens of thousands of workers in supermarkets, drug stores, warehouses,
food processing plants and medical facilities. These heroes are on the front lines doing all the can
to ensure we have access to the food, medicine and essential goods we need.
Please keep this in mind when shopping and take a moment to appreciate
the extreme pressures our members are under as they fulfill the vital needs of our communities.
UFCW 8-Golden State is dedicated to maintaining, improving and enforcing collective bargaining agreements.
They are our foundation.
We devote our energy to the steady growth and progress of our organization.
That is our mission.
We foster camaraderie and the spirit of family among all we encounter.
Our unity is our strength.
Together we uphold these principles that have forged our remarkable history and ensure our future. Planning our work and working our plan we demonstrate again and again...
America’s Largest Meatpacking Union Calls on White House to Immediately Increase Worker Testing, Access to Protective Equipment, and Federal Oversight to Ensure the Safety of All U.S. Meatpacking Plants
April 28, 2020 -- Today, on Workers Memorial Day, the UFCW released a new update on the growing number of frontline workers who have been exposed, sick, and died from COVID-19. As these numbers continue to rise, we are calling on our country’s leaders to take immediate action.
We have two important days coming up this week. Both are worthy of our attention as Union members.
The first is International Workers’ Memorial Day on Tuesday, April 28. On this day, we pay our respects to all workers who have been injured, who have been sickened, or who lost their lives while on the job.
Workers will receive two weeks paid sick leave if sickened by or exposed to COVID-19
ROSEVILLE, CALIF. (April 16, 2020) — UFCW 8-Golden State President Jacques Loveall praised today’s action by California Gov. Gavin Newsom to classify the state’s 500,000 food and drug workers as essential frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We continue to have ongoing discussions with Union employers in the retail industry to address the critical issues our members are facing on the frontlines. “Member safety remains and ongoing concern and should continue to be a priority for employers and customers alike,” said President Jacques Loveall, “we are in this fight together.