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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