Mayor Strickland says she is for paid sick days, but doesn't explain that she only supports paid sick days for SOME. See Healthy Tacoma's article: Say it ain't so, Mayor Strickland http://healthytacoma.net/2014/10/24/say-it-aint-so-mayor-strickland
Voter turnout this year is vital to working families.
YOU CAN HELP!
Phone Bank for labor endorsed candidates at the UFCW Local 367 Office:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Fred Meyer General Merchandise members ratified a settlement that included zero cuts, kept top wages 30˘ ahead of other counties, fixed the bottom of the wage scales for clerks so their wages will increase, improved personal holiday and jury duty benefits and successfully beating back additional steps to the wage scale.
While the settlement keeps members on the Kroger medical, members vow to fight again next bargain to move to the Sound Plan.
For those members who were engaged, actively participating and came to vote, thank you.
Puyallup - Dutch Master's Organic Gardens, Puyallup's Medical Cannabis Collective serving patients since 2011, took the first step towards joining with the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union Local 367 in a shared commitment to find regulatory solutions for the industry. These Patient Consultants are the first in the state of Washington to form a union, and we continue to speak with many others who are eager to do the same.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), today released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Harris v. Quinn.
“In today's Harris v. Quinn ruling, the anti-worker Supreme Court sided with those who want to deprive employees of any ability to collectively bargain with their employers. This decision primarily affects home health care workers, but sets a terrible precedent for other Americans seeking a voice on the job.
“This is the Supreme Court's latest attack on the foundation of our democracy. From weakening the Voting Rights Act to allowing unfettered corporate money in politics, the conservative justices are all too willing to do the bidding of anti-worker special interests. Workers and unions will respond to this latest attack as we always have—by redoubling our efforts to bring a voice on the job and fair wages and working conditions to all Americans.”