President's Report

President’s Report-March 2013

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California Shows the Way for Unions.

Last year was a strong one for Unions and working families in California. If only we could say the same for the rest of the country!

As Union membership continues to grow in California, fewer Americans in other states are enjoying the job security, higher wages and better benefits of a Union contract.

Why is this happening? What does California have that other states don’t?

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Jacques Loveall
President, UFCW 8-Golden State
UFCW International Vice President

California has been a bastion of Union pride and strength going back to the early 20th century. Longshore workers, public-sector workers, aerospace workers, film and television workers, farm workers and retail workers have all made their marks in the state’s storied history of labor activism.

What’s more, California has always attracted people who are ready to challenge the status quo, if that’s what it takes to win better lives for themselves and their families.

Working people in California can look ahead to a brighter future, but only if we remain vigilant and active in protecting Union market share in our state.

In order to promote continued growth and negotiate the strongest possible contracts, Union members need to halt and reverse the expansion of non- Union retailers in California. This means always shopping at Union stores.

In fact, we should purchase Union-made products whenever possible and take all of our business to Union-affiliated companies not just stores, but hospitals, offices and professional service providers as well.

The “Your Bread And Butter” campaign is geared to building public awareness and appreciation of Unions. This program deserves your support because it is key to building Union strength now and in the future.

To learn more, please read the article by Secretary-Treasurer Kirk Vogt  and visit today.

Thank you for proving, once again …

Solidarity Works!