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April 2024 – Southern California Foods Co. Bargaining Update

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We met with Foods Co. / Food 4 Less this week as a strong, united force which is ready to get you the contract you deserve. It’s still very early…

Tentative Agreement Reached for SPD Markets in Grass Valley and Nevada City

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** UPDATE - March 25, 2024 - Members at SPD Markets have overwhelmingly ratified their new contract. ** ROSEVILLE, CALIF. (March 6, 2024) — UFCW 8-Golden State has reached a…

Northern California Foods Co Negotiations Update – March 2024

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Negotiations have begun with Foods Co in Northern California. We are in the very early stages of bargaining, and additional dates are being scheduled with the company in the coming…


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In an effort to keep members informed as Rite Aid moves through bankruptcy filing in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, we want to share…

Rite Aid Negotiations Update – November 2023

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NLRB and Washington D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rulings against Rite Aid and in support of UFCW 8-Golden State members’ bargaining efforts. In our four-year legal battle with Rite Aid,…

Rite Aid Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

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As Rite Aid files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, UFCW 8-Golden State remains committed to ensuring members’ rights are protected throughout the process. “We are working with the UFCW International…

Case Against Rite Aid Headed to Washington D.C. Court

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Next month, the National Labor Relations Board will hear the case against Rite Aid's illegal implementation of the contract in Washington, D.C.  UFCW 8-Golden State has won every appeal by…

UFCW 8-Golden State Has Reached a Tentative Agreement with Perfect Union

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July 7, 2023 – UFCW 8-Golden State has reached a tentative agreement covering our cannabis division members working at Perfect Union locations throughout Central and Northern California. The new agreement…

Fresno Area Workers at Foster Farms Vote in Favor of Joining UFCW 8-Golden State

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June 27, 2023 -- Workers at Foster Farms in Fresno, Calif., have overwhelmingly voted to join the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). The vote signifies a major step towards…

Embarc Tahoe Cannabis Dispensary Workers Ratify New Contract

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Workers at Embarc Tahoe Cannabis Dispensary, South Lake Tahoe's first Union cannabis dispensary, have joined UFCW 8-Golden State and ratified their first Union contract! Congratulations and welcome to the Union family! Solidarity…

Workers at Harris Ranch Beef Company Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract

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Nov. 29, 2022 – UFCW 8-Golden State members working at Harris Ranch Beef Company turned out in record numbers to overwhelmingly ratify their newly negotiated contract. The three-year agreement provides…

Adventist Health Mendocino Coast Workers Ratify New Contract

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November 17, 2022 – UFCW 8-Golden State members working at Adventist Health Mendocino Coast Hospital have ratified a new three-year agreement. With the new agreement, members will be placed at…

How Contract Negotiations Work

One of the most important benefits of coming together with your colleagues to form a union is gaining the clarity and security of a union contract. Having one means knowing exactly what is expected of you at work, and what you can expect from your employer in return. A union contract is a written agreement between the employer and the employees that details the terms and benefits in a clear and legally-binding way

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If you hang around Union people long enough, there are terms which pop up and can be confusing if you’ve never had a Union job before or had much experience with Labor Unions.