Welcome to UFCW 8–Golden State

Members of UFCW 8-Golden State are part of a great Union with a proud history of service to more than 30,000 working people across California.

As a member, your interests on the job will be protected by the terms of a contract negotiated between your Union and your employer. This contract guarantees the following and more:

  • The best wages in the industry.
  • The best health benefits in the industry.
  • The best retirement plan in the industry.
  • Safeguards against discrimination and other kinds of unfair treatment at work.
  • Paid vacations, holidays and other days off
  • A grievance process to protect rights on the job.
  • Guaranteed work hours and fair scheduling practices.
  • Discounts on goods and services.
  • A voice at work!

These features and more are backed by a skilled team of District Union Representatives, Stewards, benefit specialists, veteran negotiators, attorneys and other staff — all dedicated to advancing your needs and aspirations.

Of course, the most important part of UFCW 8-Golden State is you! We invite your involvement as we work together to improve the working lives of all of our members.

We want you to have pride in your membership and to take advantage of the many benefits available to you. Therefore, it is important to complete your membership application within 31 days of your hire date.

If you have any questions about your contract rights or benefit plans, contact your nearest Membership Service Center or your District Union Representative.

Once again, welcome to the UFCW 8-Golden State family.

Solidarity Works!

Join today with our online membership application!

Support Staff at Your Service

There are UFCW 8 offices conveniently located in Roseville, Bakersfield, Chico, Concord, Fresno, Modesto, Redding, Sacramento and Santa Rosa. UFCW 8-Golden State staff are ready to help you get the most of their Union membership.

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Your Union Contract

It guarantees superior wages, benefits and working conditions

The contract negotiated between UFCW 8 and your employer is the most important document in your working life.

It is a legally binding agreement which guarantees your wages and benefits and outlines the conditions under which you’ll work.

Across the country, workers who belong to Unions usually enjoy much better compensation than non-Union workers. This is because Unions are much better able to negotiate the terms of employment than individuals.

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Member Solidarity!

UFCW 8-Golden State does so much for members — negotiating good wages and strong benefits, defending rights on the job, providing opportunities for free college education, and more — new members often ask: “What does the Union expect from members in return?”

UFCW 8-Golden State serves the members best when leaders and members work together to reach our goals. Here are some ways to embrace solidarity: Stay positive: We are all at our best when we take a positive attitude toward our jobs and each other. When you have ideas on how things can improve, bring them to your Steward or District Union Representative.

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Additional Perks of Membership

• UFCW Member Discounts
• Educational & Scholarship Opportunities
• UFCW Free College Benefit

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