UFCW is the Union For Professional Pharmacists
The United Food & Commercial Workers Union represents more than 10,000 pharmacy professionals (including Pharmacy techs and Pharmacists) employed at retail drug centers, grocery stores, and clinics throughout California.
Our Union is the leading voice for the retail pharmacy profession, not only at the worksite, but at the state capitol and beyond. From strong contracts that protect and enhance wages, benefits, and working conditions, to legislative advocacy and career development, we are leading the way to assure that pharmacists receive the compensation and professional work environment that they deserve, and that their patients are served in a safe and efficient setting.
As an industry leader, UFCW partners with the California Pharmacy Association to address regulatory issues and concerns, continuing professional education opportunities and more. Two UFCW members serve on the California Board of Pharmacy, including the current President of the Board, to assure that our members have a strong voice in the development of regulations and policies that affect them on the job.
With more than 30,000 members, Local 5 is the largest private-sector union in Northern California. Increasingly, we are leveraging that size and strength to expand the breadth and power of our retail pharmacist division and as a result, our membership is expanding. Join us!