United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 represents a highly diverse group of laborers. We are supermarket stockers, retail clerks, food processers, financial professionals and cannabis cultivators.  As members of UFCW5, we speak in a clear, progressive and unified voice—30,000 strong. We take pride in what we do. And we do it all with a human touch.  Headquartered in Hayward—with local offices stretching from Salinas to Eureka—UFCW5 advocates for the hard-working men and women of Northern California. We ensure our members receive fair wages, ample benefits and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

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Your Union Rep


  • Union Meetings

    UFCW5 hosts monthly New Member Meetings & Virtual Town Hall

  • On Demand New Member Meeting

    New to the Union and have a busy schedule? Take an on demand New Member Meeting anytime!

  • Benefit Appointments

    Book a appointment online for assistance with Sick Leave/Disability or Union Pension

Organize & Unionize Your Workplace

Are you and your coworkers ready to negotiate together for bigger paychecks, stronger benefits and better lives? If you are, the steps to joining the UFCW5 are simple.

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