Hi, I’m Andrea Zinder, President of UFCW Local 324. For the past 35 years I have been privileged to work with UFCW as a lead negotiator in all of the industries we represent. Over these years, I have seen big changes to the Retail Food, Drug and Meat Packing industries in Southern California. But throughout this time, the UFCW and Local 324 has always fought for fair wages, benefits, pensions and other working conditions, job security with the right to grieve and arbitrate unjust discipline and most importantly a voice on the job.
Our members include retail clerks, meat cutters, pharmacists, pharmacy clerks and technicians, Disney cast members, food processing workers, parking attendants, lab scientists, and workers in the cannabis industry. Standing strong and united, our members have taken on management and stood up for what is right. We are the vanguard of a movement that never forgets the courage and struggles of those who came before us: securing the 8 hour work day, ending child labor, winning family leave, sick pay, lunch breaks, safe working conditions, medical benefits, and retirement security to name a few.
I have been honored to lead negotiations, chair multi-employer benefit and pension funds, serve as a member of the Board of Pharmacy and work with legislators to pass laws improving the lives of working families. Best of all, I have had the opportunity to meet members, rally and handbill with members and help members through tough times.
I look forward to carrying on the traditions of Local 324, while making changes necessary to remain relevant to our younger membership and addressing the challenges of the workforce of the future. As President, it is my role to see that our members receive the excellent service you deserve so that 324 remains the respected and outstanding union that we are today.