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Category Archive: UFCW

  • UFCW Locals Keep Bylaws Out of Members’ Hands

    Posted on Sep 09, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Among the more memorable examples of unions’ anti-transparency antics is the UFCW’s 2002 lawsuit to keep its constitution hidden from the public. Labor Notes reported in 2002: In February, the UFCW International had joined with UFCW Canada and Local 777 (now re-organized as Local 247) in an earlier lawsuit charging a UFCW shipping clerk with […]

  • New Website Details Five Years of UFCW Spending, Including $6 Million to One Consulting Firm

    Posted on Sep 01, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Center for Union Facts is launching UFCWShopSmarter.com, a new website that highlights the United Food and Commercial Workers’ (UFCW) spending history. According to the site’s data, which was taken from the union’s LM-2 filings over the last five years (2015-2019), the UFCW has spent big on staff and officer salaries, luxury hotel stays, airline […]

  • UFCW’s Two-Faced Tactics in Los Angeles

    Posted on Aug 07, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    In Los Angeles, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union has been involved in a years-long crusade against in-store shoppers — employees of a third-party company who provide grocery delivery services. But it turns out, the same union that’s trying to put these shoppers out of work is also trying to organize them. A […]

  • Union Push to Reclassify Workers in CA Could Result in 900,000 Jobs Lost

    Posted on May 18, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    As if workers didn’t have enough to deal with while trying to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, California has gone and made matters even worse. The state is suing rideshare apps Uber and Lyft for violating the state’s AB5 law by allegedly misclassifying workers as independent contractors, instead of employees. We’ve covered which unions are funding […]

  • Labor-Backed Attorneys Target Uber and Lyft in Lawsuit

    Posted on May 06, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    This week, the state of California filed a lawsuit against ride-share companies Uber and Lyft. The lawsuit claims these gig companies are misclassifying workers as independent contractors under the state’s AB5 law. The suit was filed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra; city attorneys from San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego joined in. Since unions can’t […]

  • NLRB Asked to Take Action Against UFCW Scheme Forcing Union Membership

    Posted on Mar 20, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    National labor unions are profiting off of the expanding recreational and medicinal cannabis industry, and the most egregious offender is the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW). This week, the National Right to Work Foundation (NRTWF) asked the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to put a stop to this scheme.  According to the […]

  • Out-of-Control Union Spending: Super Bowl Edition

    Posted on Jan 22, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl, it’s time to round up the amount of money labor unions have spent on sporting events. Several unions are guilty of using members’ dues money to buy tickets to professional sporting events or purchase advertising at arenas. According to Department of Labor filings, in 2018 Plumbers AFL-CIO spent […]

  • Union President Pay Watch, 2018

    Posted on Jun 04, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    The AFL-CIO, America’s largest federation of labor unions, recently released its annual Executive Paywatch report. AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler describes the report as “further proof of America’s income inequality crisis,” for which she blames CEOs who are “paying themselves more and more.” The report found that the “average CEO of an S&P 500 Index company” […]