Northern California Retail Food Negotiations Update – January 15, 2022

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UFCW 8-Golden State, UFCW Local 5 and UFCW Local 648, have continued joint negotiations with major supermarket employers in Northern California this month. Combined, these locals represent over 55,000 retail…

UFCW 8 Members Working at Cost Less Ratify Contract

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On Thursday, October 14, 2021, UFCW 8-Golden State members working at Cost Less Foods locations in the Central Valley ratified a new agreement. The new three-year agreement secures health &…

UFCW Southern California Members Ratify Contract with Rite Aid

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UFCW 8-Golden State members working at Rite Aid locations in Southern California, along with members at Southern California UFCW locals, have ratified a new contract with their employer. The new…

Bargaining with Perfect Union and High Times Continues – October 2021

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Negotiations with Perfect Union and High Times continued through last month, as we work towards reaching new agreements. Additional dates for bargaining are planned for October. Progress has been made…

UFCW 8-Golden State Reaches Tentative Agreement with Cost Less Foods

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UFCW 8-Golden State has reached a tentative contract agreement with Cost Less Foods. The three-year agreement secures health & welfare benefits, pension funding and provides meaningful wage increases for members.…

Rewarding Your Commitment and Sacrifice at Center of Contract Talks

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UFCW 8-Golden State’s current agreements with several major supermarket employers are set to expire on Oct. 9 and 10. These employers include Food Maxx, Raley’s/Bel Air/Nob Hill, Safeway/Vons and Save…

The Cannabis Industry is Unionizing

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Bay Area resident Zachary McDonnell Casciato was excited to tell his family of East Coast  Teamsters that he was finally a “union guy.” Casciato, 33, has been working with cannabis…

Union for Tyson Meatpacking Workers Secures Historic National Agreement for Up to 20 Hours Paid Sick Leave, Worker Protections in Vaccine Mandate

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the union for 250,000 meatpacking and food processing workers, including 26,000 Tyson Foods workers across the country, announced the first…

Southern CA Rite Aid Negotiation Update, August 17, 2021

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Southern California UFCW Locals and Rite Aid have agreed to a contract extension, maintaining the current agreement through September 22, 2021. This ensures terms of the contract remain in effect…

Darling Ingredients Members Render Their Verdict on Contract: YES!

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Members of UFCW 8-Golden State employed at Darling Ingredients voted ”yes” on their new contract negotiated by the Union. Darling Ingredients Inc. is a global leader in converting edible and…

Contract Ratified at Gallo Wines

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UFCW 8-Golden State members at Gallo Wines voted decisively to ratify a new Union-negotiated contract with their employer.The new agreement includes significant wage increases, ratification bonuses and an enhancement to…

Bakersfield Foods Co Members Ratify Contract

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UFCW 8-Golden State members at Foods Co supermarkets in the Bakersfield area voted to ratify a new three-year contract. The agreement raises standards on wages and hours, maintains health benefits,…

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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.

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