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UFCW 8-Golden State is dedicated to maintaining, improving and enforcing collective bargaining agreements.

They are our foundation.

We devote our energy to the steady growth and progress of our organization.

That is our mission.

We foster camaraderie and the spirit of family among all we encounter.

Our unity is our strength.

Together we uphold these principles that have forged our remarkable history and ensure our future.  Planning our work and working our plan we demonstrate again and again...

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BIO: Jacques Loveall - A Union Man for Life

UFCW 8 - Golden State: New Member Video

President Jacques Loveall
Welcomes new members, Learn more about UFCW 8-Golden State and the superior wages and benefits secured for the working people of the Golden State.


Marc Perrone Elected President of 1.3 Million Member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

CHICAGO, IL—Today, Marc Perrone, a labor leader who has committed four decades to fighting for hard working families, was elected International President of the 1.3 million member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW).
UFCW Union Reaches Tentative Contract Agreement With Save Mart

‘Win-win’ settlement caps more than a year of negotiations, improves workers’ wages and protects health care and pension benefits ROSEVILLE, CALIF. (Oct. 27, 2014) — UFCW 8-Golden State, representing supermarket workers in Northern and Central California, announced today it has reached a tentative contract agreement with Save Mart Supermarkets.
Tentative Agreement Reached with Southern California UFCW Locals and Ralphs/Foods Co

Southern California UFCW locals and Ralphs/Foods Co reached a tentative agreement today on a new contract that covers approximately 7,000 workers.  The new contract avoids the prospect of a costly work stoppage while providing wages, benefits and working conditions that members can be proud of.
UFCW President Hansen Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision in Harris v. Quinn

June 30, 2014 - Joe Hansen, International President of the 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.
UFCW 8-Golden State Says Sanctity of Contract Top Priority in Cerberus Acquisition of Safeway

ROSEVILLE, CALIF. (March 6, 2014) — Jacques Loveall, president of UFCW 8-Golden State, representing 45,000 active and retired supermarket workers, commented on today’s announcement of a deal for the purchase of Safeway Inc. by Cerberus Capital Management, LP.
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