Expand Social Security

Flat wages. The end of pensions. YOU can help

Flat wages and the end of pensions have left millions of Americans facing a retirement crisis. Already, nearly half of our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents would live in poverty if it weren’t for Social Security. There is a simple solution, and it starts with defending Social Security from the right wing’s lies. That’s exactly what I do in the […]

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Reich Calls for $15 Minimum Wage

Former Labor Secretary and current UC Berkeley professor Robert Reich lays out his plan to have the $15 minimum wage made a reality throughout the country. Click below for details: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/making-the-economy-work-raise-minimum-wage_b_7234232.html

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NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is on Saturday, May 9th

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 23rd annual food drive on Saturday, May 9. Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes. Hunger affects about 49 million people around the country, including millions of children and senior citizens. And one in four households with a member […]

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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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