Union City School Named After Itliong & Vera Cruz

A school in Union City, California has been named after union legends Larry Itliong & Phil Vera Cruz. Itliong and Vera Cruz were leaders in the 1965 Delano grape strike and lifelong fighters for the rights of agricultural workers. Their militance led to a worldwide boycott of California table grapes and cleared the way for the rise of Cesar Chavez […]

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Kaiser Mental Health Workers Win Contract After 5 Years

In a battle pitting mental health professionals against America’s largest HMO the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) has prevailed in a titanic fight against Kaiser Permanente. In a dispute that was as much about staffing levels and professional standards as it was about wages, the NUHW was finally able to get an agreement only after being minutes away from […]

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UFCW Local 5 Statement on the Indictment of Dan Rush

Dan Rush, a former employee of the UFCW International Union, was recently indicted on violations of the Taft-Hartley Act. After the merger that formed UFCW Local 5 in 2007 Rush was hired to work on various projects for the union. Rush was subsequently hired by the UFCW International Union in 2014 to head up their cannabis division. When a new […]

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American Income Life: Not Endorsed by UFCW Local 5

It is the clear and unambiguous position of UFCW Local 5 that American Income Life (AIL) is not a company endorsed by the union. Local 5 does not agree with the company’s aggressive and dishonest sales pitches. AIL representatives are not nor have they ever been Local 5 employees. The former President endorsed AIL by authorizing mailings to Local 5 […]

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Local 5 Day at the Humboldt Crabs

On July 26 Local 5 members gathered at “UFCW Local 5 Day” at the ball park in Arcata. Members were treated to a bbq with Local 5 made dogs and sausages. To start the day’s festivities James Fike, the son of Brandon Fike a Local 5 member at Safeway, threw out the first pitch. To top off the day the Crabs […]

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