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Not only is it important to vote in presidential elections: your vote has even more impact on the local level, whether it’s taxes, schools, city government or voter initiatives. It’s all the more reason to be registered. Many of the things that affect your neighborhoods, your city, your state and nation also can play an important role in your work environment. Local 324 encourages all eligible members to register to vote and actively participate in the civic process.
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a voluntary federation of 56 national and international labor unions. The AFL-CIO union movement represents 11 million members, including 2.5 million members in Working America, its new community affiliate. We are teachers and truck drivers, musicians and miners, firefighters and farm workers, bakers and bottlers, engineers and editors, pilots and public employees, doctors and nurses, painters and laborers—and more. www.aflcio.org
The Trust Fund office, located in the city of Los Angeles, provides administrative services to participants of UFCW Union locals in Southern California employed in the Retail Drug Store Industry, health care fields and general service and retail businesses. We also assist retirees and eligible dependents with their health and pension benefits. The total number of participants we service is about 25,000. www.ufcwdrugtrust.org
The Employment Development Department (EDD)is your link to an online job and résumé bank, CalJOBS, which contains thousands of job openings and the largest pool of candidates in the state; labor market tools designed to help you make educated decisions; information on filing an Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance, or Paid Family Leave claim; payroll tax information and forms; an array of employment and training services; and more! www.edd.ca.gov
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency whose goal is ending employment discrimination. The EEOC investigates discrimination complaints based on an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability and retaliation for reporting and/or opposing a discriminatory practice. The Commission is also tasked with filing suits on behalf of alleged victims of discrimination against employers and as an adjudicatory for claims of discrimination brought against federal agencies. www.eeoc.gov
The Southern California United Food & Commercial Workers Unions and Food Employers Pension and Benefit Funds were created more than 40 years ago, as a result of collective bargaining between the Southern California Retail Food Employers and the Southern California UFCW Union Locals. The Funds cover close to 100,000 members. There are two Funds – the Pension Fund and the Benefit Fund – through which member retirement and health and welfare benefits are provided. www.scufcwfunds.com
Our mission is to promote a voice for workers so they can remain in the middle class, move themselves out of poverty by joining a union, encourage active participation in the political process by electing pro-union and pro-worker officials and to advance public policies that support workers and their families. The Federation believes that in educating and mobilizing workers to be politically active we can create and sustain healthy communities, and FIGHT FOR GOOD JOBS that REBUILD THE LOS ANGELES MIDDLE CLASS. www.launionaflcio.org
LabourStart is an online news service maintained by a global network of volunteers which aims to serve the international trade union movement by collecting and disseminating information — and by assisting unions in campaigning and other ways.Its features include daily labour news links in more than 20 languages and a news syndication service used by more than over 700 trade union websites. News is collected from mainstream, trade union, and alternative news sources by a network of over 500 volunteer correspondents based on every continent. www.labourstart.org
The Orange County Labor Federation represents over ninety local unions with a total membership of over a hundred and forty thousand working men and women. The Orange County Labor Federation strives to better the lives of all working men and women. In 2008, the Federation was honored by the California Labor Federation as one of the highest performing Labor Councils. In addition the Federation has been singled out as an “agent for change” at the California Labor Federation biannual convention. www.oclabor.org
Rancho Federal Credit Union (RFCU) has been serving members and families since 1936. We have strong ties to union workers and a long tradition of dedicated service. Unlike profit-driven banks and thrifts, RFCU believes it is our obligation to promote thrift and help our members build wealth-for a brighter, more secure financial future. RFCU is financially sound, with over $65 million in total assets and cash reserves that exceed all federally mandated standards. We currently serve approximately 12,000 members. We invite you to join our credit union family. www.ranchofcu.org
UFCW members are from many backgrounds and walks of life, but come together as the UFCW for the shared goal of achieving the American Dream. The UFCW is about workers helping workers improve working and living standards. When we unite for better wages, benefits, and working conditions, we help protect and improve the livelihoods of all workers. The UFCW is one union with one voice. We are committed to changing the places where we work and the communities where we live so that all workers have the opportunity to reach the American Dream. www.ufcw.org
At the UFCW, we know what makes our union strong: members standing together for respect and dignity in the workplace. In the grocery industry, union contracts guarantee protections and a voice on the job. At Walmart, our fellow workers are not receiving the respect they deserve. In the meatpacking and food processing industries, Walmart’s price pressures on suppliers has led to downward pressures on workers’ wages and working conditions. www.ufcw.org/makingchange