Rallies Against Fast Track in Salinas and Santa Cruz

Fast Track gives the executive branch the power to negotiate, in secret and out of the public view, trade agreements through June 30, 2018. The agreements are then sent to Congress, which may only vote yes, or no. It may not amend the agreement; send it back with instructions for improvement, NOTHING. Fast Track could make it easier for corporations […]

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Members Turnout for SF St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Eighty seven Local 5 members turned out for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in San Francisco. This was the best turnout since the Local began marching in the largest St. Pat’s parade west of the Mississippi in 2011. Local 5 marched along with the SF Firefighters union, Plumbers, Stagehands, Sheet Metal Workers, Electricians, Teamsters, Sign & Display workers, Carpenters […]

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Sara Lee-Galileo Salami Members Visit Hayward Office

On February 28 members from Sara Lee-Galileo Salami plant in San Lorenzo visited the Hayward office. Wholesale meat union representative Julian Perez walked members through the contract, the grievance procedure and then everyone walked through the office to become familiar with all the different departments. Perez said most of the members were able to attend as the plant is shut […]

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UFCW5 Scholarship Programs

UFCW Scholarship Programs

Scholarships Closed for 2015 The deadline for UFCW Local 5 and the international union’s scholarship applications has passed. The cutoff was March 31. The Local received nearly forty applications. The Scholarship committee will be convening soon to evaluate the applications and transcripts and read all the essays that submitted. It will take some time to complete the process but winners […]

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