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Mar-Val Workers:
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UFCW 8-Golden State has trained, professional Union Representatives who represent more than 30,000 working people in retail, medical and food processing locations throughout California.

We are committed to protecting and improving your economic future and ensuring you are treated fairly and with dignity.

If you have any questions about your contract rights, please use the form below. We will direct the question to your Union Rep and have them follow up with you.

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Why have UFCW 8 and LIGEA entered into a servicing agreement?

Since July, LIGEA has been bargaining with Mar-Val to discuss the issues raised in member surveys. So far, the company’s response in negotiations has not met the needs and expectations of their workforce. LIGEA asked for UFCW 8’s assistance, both in bargaining and servicing worksites, to enhance and improve their Unions presence in the stores and assist in bargaining a contract which members would be proud to ratify.

Who is UFCW 8-Golden State?

UFCW 8 represents over 30,000 members who work for employers large and small, in retail food and drug stores, food processing, warehousing, medical facilities and more. UFCW already bargains contracts for multiple Mar-Val locations. In addition to decades of bargaining experience in the retail industry, UFCW 8 has dozens of skilled professional Union Representatives, who regularly visit worksites to check in with workers and enforce their contract.

What is the goal of both Unions working together?

We hope this partnership will help empower members to bring forward any concerns to their Union Representatives and ultimately build more connections with members between the various Mar-Val locations. We hope to create ways to resolve issues which remained stagnant and give workers at Mar-Val a stronger collective voice in bargaining and ratifying a new contract.

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What is an Unfair Labor Practice?

It’s a violation of the National Labor Relations Act for an employer to do any of the following:

  • Interference, restraint, or coercion. An employer cannot interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees in the exercise of their rights. Most violations of this section include supervisors who (a) make threatening statements, (b) question employees who assert their labor rights, or (c) make false statements to workers seeking unionization.
  • Employer domination or support of a labor organization. An employer may not try to dominate or interfere with the formation or administration of any labor organization, or to contribute financial or other support to such an organization.
  • Discrimination on the basis of labor activity. An employer may not discriminate against an employee in hiring, or tenure of employment, or any term or condition of employment in order to encourage or to discourage membership in any labor organization.
  • Discrimination in retaliation for going to the NLRB. An employer may not discharge or otherwise discriminate against an employee in terms and conditions of employment because he or she has filed charges or given testimony.
  • Refusal to bargain. An employer will be in violation of the NLRA if the company (a) refuses to bargain collectively with the representatives of the employees, (b) refuses to recognize a majority union, (c) takes unilateral actions, (d) refuses to provide necessary information to union representatives, (e) refuses to sign a written contract once an agreement is reached, (e) or imposes conditions on its willingness to bargain.

If you have any questions about your contract or anything else, please use the contact form on this page or visit to find the closest UFCW 8 office.