Jose Hernandez has worked at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane for 10 years. Jose decided to become a Steward last Spring, he says, “I wanted to become a Steward to hold Management accountable to our contract and to treat me and my co-workers fairly.”
Don Rubidoux is a Meat Cutter at the Mountlake Terrace Albertsons. Don is very active in politics in his community and his union. He knows real change can happen when you elect politicians that care about the issues and rights of working people. Don says,
Cassy Wolle is a Checker at the Port Orchard Fred Meyer. She is a strong leader and Steward in her store, in her union and in the community. She is part of the Movement Builders coalition to build strength in her community and her union.
Gwendolyn Herron is a Business Office Representative and a Steward at Whidbey Health Medical Center. When the HR Director told them that she was raising the number of hours that would qualify workers as part-time, Gwendolyn and her fellow co-workers took action…
Brenda Eaden is an Associate at the Southcenter Macy’s Furniture Gallery. When Macy’s violated the contract and took 40 hours of worker’s vacation and turned it into sick leave after the new Sick and Safe Leave Law, Brenda called her union.
Glen Steele has worked as a Tech at the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital for almost a decade. Glen is a strong leader and one of the founding members of UFCW 21’s Movement Builders, a group dedicated to connecting members and community. With Movement Builders Glen has worked diligently for LGBTQ rights, issues dear to his heart because he has a trans child. Glen says…
Stephanie Weibel has worked as an RN in the Emergency Room at Trios Health for 5 years. After attending a Trios bankruptcy meeting, she realized how important it was to be involved in anything that affects her workplace. Stephanie decided the best way to stay informed and make positive change in her workplace was to become a Steward.
Macy’s associates Worked-It at the Seattle Pride parade with Pride at Work, Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA), MLK Labor and thousands of revelers. As the parade moved down 4th Avenue in front of Macy’s, UFCW 21 members gave out feather boas and beads and led a chant “We are Union!”
Cliff Berger a Courtesy Clerk at the Auburn Safeway was sent home early by his manager because “we didn’t meet sales.” Knowing his contract, (the schedule may be changed in case of an emergency or by 48 hrs notice to the employee or by mutual agreement between the employer and the employee), Cliff questioned his Manager. Safeway HR was notified of the contract violation and Cliff was paid for his time. Cliff knew the benefits in his union contract and stood up for his rights in the workplace.
Keegan McDonnell has worked at Evergreen Medical Center in Kirkland as a Radiology Tech for two years. When she joined UFCW 21 she asked to meet with the Union Representative to better understand how members at UFCW 21 build our membership and community.
National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) : With all the civil attacks reoccurring across the country, our members are being faced with police brutality, bullying, and senseless killing. Now more than ever we have to come together collectively and exercise our civil rights as human beings and members of society.
Jeffery Crowell, a Meat Cutter at the Port Orchard Albertsons, took a look at his paycheck and realized he had not received his raise. Jeffery was being paid $18.15 and should have been raised to the journey rate of $22.80. He spoke with his co-worker who encouraged him to reach out to his union.
Kevin Steendahl from Fred Meyer has worked in retail for over 2 years and enjoys connecting with customers but does not enjoy the scheduling practices used at his workplace before the Secure Scheduling Ordinance passed. With short notice and an unpredictable number of hours, he found it difficult to plan life around his work schedule.