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ICYMI: Kim Cordova’s Big LOSS in Denver

A new report out from The Denver Gazette raises significant questions about whether Kim Cordova actually delivered the victory for her United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) members that she claimed following her scorched-earth striker against King Soopers earlier this year. In short: She didn’t. Cordova’s insistent rush to strike critical grocers, thereby causing…

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Finding Their Zen: How California UFCW Wastes Member Dues

Last week, United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) chapters across Southern California began ramping up their campaign against some of America’s biggest grocers in what they called a “Week of Actions.” Even UFCW’s de facto leader, Local 7 President Kim Cordova, showed up all the way from Denver for selfies and Instagram posts. We’ve…

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Employers vs. Unions: Who Does More for Workers?

Earlier this week in The Wall Street Journal, Gabriel Rubin highlighted recent findings from the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank – showing American workers age 16-24 are experiencing the fastest wage increases of any group. Rubin writes, “Median hourly wages for workers age 16 to 24 were 10.6% higher in January than a year earlier, far…

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Lord of the UFCW Locals: 770’s John Grant

UFCW Local 770 President John Grant appears to be the ringleader of a group of Southern California UFCW chapters that seemingly enrich themselves at the expense of rank-and-file workers whose interests they claim to represent. In fact, Grant himself enjoyed a cozy $193k/year salary in 2020 alone, all paid for by the hard-working members of…

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Sen. Warren’s Hypocritical Inflation Blame Game

Senator Elizabeth Warren is attempting to exploit consumer inflation to continue her shopworn brand anti-business attacks – while blissfully ignoring her own role in facilitating record inflation that continues to impact Americans’ pocketbooks. Warren’s latest claim is that America’s large grocers somehow “hide behind inflation” to increase their profits.  What the Senator avoids admitting is…

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ICYMI: Biden Administration Pushes Destructive Pro-Union Agenda that Workers Continue to Abandon

By: Tim Lee, Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs at the Center for Individual Freedom In the abstract, labor unions would appear to be enjoying a resurgence in public approval.   In the realm of reality, however, not so much.   Superficially, a recent Gallup survey reveals that Americans’ approval of unions stands at 68%, the highest…

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Meet The Imperfect Union

Why are United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) bosses enriching themselves at the expense of rank-and-file workers whose interests they claim to represent? During the pandemic, grocers have hired hundreds of thousands of new employees to serve communities in need and help manage new safety protocols. While the influx of employees has certainly…