L7 Press Releases

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 SUE KAISER PERMANENTE ON BEHALF OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS – October 15, 2021

Media Advisory – HEALTHCARE WORKERS HOLD RALLY TO SAVE PATIENTS LIVES – October 12,  2021

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 OFFERS CONDOLENCES TO OUR SISTERS AND BROTHERS OF UFCW LOCAL 1529 – September 23, 2021

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 OFFERS CONDOLENCES TO OUR SISTERS AND BROTHERS OF UFCW LOCAL 1529 – September 23, 2021

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 MOURNS LOSS OF OUTSPOKEN AFL-CIO PRESIDENT RICHARD TRUMKA – August 5, 2021

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF COLORADO LEGISLATION TO ALLOW AGRICULTURE WORKERS TO UNIONIZE – June 28, 2021 

For Immediate Release – ONE YEAR AFTER TAKING AWAY HERO PAY FROM EMPLOYEES, KROGER GIVES EXECUTIVES A BIG PAY RAISE – May 17, 2021

Media Advisory – UFCW LOCAL 7 & COLORADO AFL-CIO TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE & MEMORIAL TO COMMEMORATE WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY- April 28, 2021

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 STATEMENT ON WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY AND THE RENEWED PROMISE OF SAFE JOBS FOR ALL – April 28, 2021

Media Advisory – UFCW LOCAL 7 & COLORADO AFL-CIO TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE & MEMORIAL TO COMMEMORATE WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY – April 26, 2021

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 REACTS TO NLRB’S DECISION TO ALLOW UNION VOTE AT JBS GREELEY – April 23, 2021

Media Advisory – UFCW LOCAL 7 & COLORADO AFL-CIO TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE & MEMORIAL TO COMMEMORATE NATIONAL WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY – April 22, 2021

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 MOURNS  TRAGIC DEATHS OF SEVERAL VICTIMS AFTER ACTIVE SHOOTING AT A KING SOOPERS STORE IN BOULDER, COLORADO – March 22, 2021

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 DISPLEASED AND DEEPLY CONCERNED BY COLORADO’S DECISION TO LIFT STATEWIDE MASK MANDATE AND EASE PROTOFCOLS – March 22, 2021

For Immediate Release –  OVER 3,000 COVID-19 VACCINES GIVEN TO UNION MEMBERS DURING VACCINE DISTRIBUTION CLINIC AT JBS MEAT PROCESSING PLANT; AN IMPORTANT STEP TOWARDS A SAFE WORKPLACE, BUT NOT ENOUGH – March 10, 2021

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7, PUEBLO DEPT. OF HEALTH & PUEBLO  SHERIFF DEPT. SECURE COVID-19 VACCINES FOR ESSENTIAL MISSION FOODS PLANT WORKERS – March 8, 2021 

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 APPLAUDS REINTRODUCTION OF THE PRO ACT TO REVAMP LABOR LAWS – March 2, 2021

Media Advisory – THURSDAY EVENT ON LATINO ESSENTIAL WOREKRS: UFCW LOCAL 7 AND LATINO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF COLORADO – February 26, 2021

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 SECURES VACCINE DISTRIBUTION SITE AT JBS MEAT PROCESSING PLANT IN GREELEY PROVIDING THOUSANDS OF ESSENTIAL WORKERS ACCESS TO THE COVID-19 VACCINE – February 24, 2021

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 APPLAUDS HOUSE SELECT SUBCOMMITTEE INVESTIGATION INTO WIDESPREAD COVID-19 INFECTIONS AND DEATHS IN MEATPACKING PLANTS – February 1, 2021

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 MOURNS THE PASSING OF DEDICATED SAFEWAY WORKER, UNION SISTER, AND LOYAL FRIEND – January 25, 2021

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 RESPONDS TO JBS USA’S COVID-19 VACCINE INCENTIVE BONUS, HIGHLIGHTING FAILURES – January 22, 2021

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 RESPONDE AL BONO DE INCENTIVO PARA LA VACUNA COVID-19 DE JBS, DESTACANDO FALLAS – January 22, 2021 Spanish

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 STATEMENT FOLLOWING PRESIDENT JOSEPH R. BIDEN’S INAUGURATION ADDRESS – January 21, 2021

For Immediate Release – AFTER ANOTHER COVID-19 OUTBREAK, UFCW LOCAL 7 REIGNITES CALL TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE MISSION PLANT IN PUEBLO, CO FOR SANITATION – January 14, 2021

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 DEMANDS EQUAL PAY FOR ALL AS DENVER HOSTS PUBLIC HEARING ON “CERTIFIED YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM” WHICH WILL PAY MINORS LESS – January 6, 2021

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 AND SAFEWAY, ALBERTSONS REMIND CUSTOMERS TO WEAR MASKS – December 29, 2020

For Immediate Release – LOCAL 7 GROCERY WORKERS, COLORADANS FOR THE COMMON GOOD, AND CONGRESSMAN JASON CROW (CO06) CALL ON COMPANIES TO PROTECT EMPLOYEES AND COMMUNITY DURING PANDEMIC – December 16, 2020

For Immediate Release – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Joins UFCW Local 7 and Local 21 in Letter to Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen Demanding Safer Stores and Fair Compensation For Essential Grocery Workers – December 14, 2020

For Immediate Release – Colorado’s Working Families Left Waiting For COVID Relief, As GOP Tries to Shield Employers from Liability – December 11, 2020

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 REACTION TO THE CDC’S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING FIRST COVID-19 VACCINATIONS – December 7, 2020

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 ASKS FOR TEMPORARY CLOSING OF MISSION PLANT IN PUEBLO, CO FOR DEEP CLEANING AMIDST ANOTHER COVID-19 OUTBREAK – December 2, 2020

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 CALLS OUT WELD COUNTY, CO FOR FAILURE TO PROTECT ESSENTIAL WORKERS – November 25, 2020

For Immediate Release – NEW OUTBREAK AT JBS GREELEY SHOWS COMPANY IS NOT DOING ENOUGH TO PROTECT WORKERS – November 20, 2020

For Immediate Release – GROCERY EMPLOYERS MUST HELP “SPREAD THANKS, NOT COVID” TO ESSENTIAL WORKERS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON –  November 18, 2020

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 AND SAFEWAY, ALBERTSONS REMIND CUSTOMERS TO WEAR MASKS – November 16, 2020

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 PREPARES TO WORK WITH NEW AND INCUMBENT LOCAL AND NATIONAL ELECTED OFFICIALS AFTER TURNING OUT TO VOTE IN HISTORIC NUMBERS – November 10, 2020

For Immediate Release – THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN: UFCW LOCAL 7 CELEBRATES JOE BIDEN’S PRESIDENTIAL VICTORY – November 7, 2020

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 CELEBRATES KEY COLORADO ELECTORAL VICTORIES – November 4, 2020

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 CELEBRATES PASSAGE OF PROPOSITION 118 – November 3, 2020

For Immediate Release – CORY GARDNER DEFLECTS ANSWERING DEBATE QUESTION ABOUT SECURING 5,000 TESTS FOR JBS MEATPACKING WORKERS BECAUSE WORKERS WERE NEVER TESTED DURING THIS PERIOD – October 14, 2020

For Immediate Release – AHEAD OF TELEMUNDO DENVER’S SENATE DEBATE, UFCW LOCAL 7 CALLS OUT COLORADO SEN. CORY GARDNER’S FAILURE TO PROTECT ESSENTIAL WORKERS – October 6, 2020

For Immediate Release – UFCW Local 7 Outraged at JBS COVID-19 Worker’s Compensation Denials – September 29, 2020

For Immediate Release – JBS BOUGHT SEN. CORY GARDNER’S SILENCE (R-CO) FOR $24,000 IN POLITICAL DONATIONS, WHILE THE 5,000 TESTS HE PROMISED FOR GREELEY WORKERS WERE CANCELLED – September 24, 2020

For Immediate Release – COLORADO COMMUNITY GROUPS UFCW LOCAL 7, COLORADANS FOR THE COMMON GOOD, & TOWARDS JUSTICE CALL ON ATTORNEY GENERAL PHILIP WEISER TO PROTECT ESSENTIAL WORKERS – September 21, 2020

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7: OSHA FAILS TO HOLD JBS RESPONSIBLE FOR FAILED PANDEMIC RESPONSE – September 12, 2020

For Immediate Release – AHEAD OF LABOR DAY, UFCW LOCAL 7 DEMANDS HAZARD PAY FOR ALL ESSENTIAL WORKERS DURING PANDEMIC – September 1, 2020

For Immediate Release -AFTER BRAGGING ABOUT SECURING COVID-19 TESTS FOR JBS WORKERS, UFCW LOCAL 7 ASKS “WHERE ARE THE
TESTS, CORY?” – August 10, 2020

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 SAYS COMMUNITY DONATION WON’T MAKE UP FOR THE LIVES LOST AT JBS GREELEY PLANT – August 5, 2020

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 SECURES WAGE INCREASE FOR WORKERS AT JBS GREELEY WITHOUT REOPENING CONTRACT; UNION SAYS MORE CHANGES NEEDED TO PROTECT ESSENTIAL WORKERS – July 20, 2020

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 CELEBRATES PAID SICK LEAVE AND WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION BILLS BEING SIGNED INTO LAW – July 14, 2020

For Immediate Release – LOCAL 7 PRESIDENT CALLS ON JBS TO COME TO THE TABLE TO DISCUSS PROTECTIONS FOR JBS WORKERS IN GREELEY – July 10, 2020

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 APPLAUDS TRI-COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT BOARD FOR VOTING IN FAVOR OF A MASK MANDATE FOR ADAMS, ARAPAHOE AND DOUGLAS COUNTIES, BUT DISAPPOINTED AT EXCEPTIONS July 8, 2020

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 UNVEILS BILLBOARDS TO MEMORIALIZE SIX JBS WORKERS THAT DIED FROM COVID-19; INVITES FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO JUNE 28TH MEMORIAL – June 19, 2020

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 CELEBRATES PASSAGE OF PAID SICK LEAVE FOR ALL COLORADANS; URGES GOVERNOR POLIS TO SIGN LEGISLATION QUICKLY INTO LAW – June 15, 2020

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 DEMANDS THAT SAFEWAY/ALBERTSONS KEEP “APPRECIATION PAY” FOR ESSENTIAL GROCERY WORKERS – June 12, 2020

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEACEFUL PROTESTORS AND DEMANDS JUSTICE AND EQUALITY FOR ALL AMERICANS – June 2, 2020

For Immediate Release – ANOTHER KROGER GROCERY WORKER DIES FROM COVID-19, YET KROGER REFUSES TO IMPROVE STORE SAFETY MEASURES AND CUTS HERO PAY – May 17, 2020

For Immediate Release – UNION LOSES ANOTHER MEMBER TO COVID-19 FROM JBS PLANT IN GREELEY, COLORADO – May 17, 2020

For Immediate Release – KROGER DISREGARDS DANGERS ESSENTIAL GROCERY WORKERS FACE. STRIPS ‘HERO PAY’ AS COVID-19 CONTINUES TO SPREAD & KROGER’S PROFITS SOAR – May 15, 2020

For Immediate Release – UFCW 7 THANKS ALBERTSONS AND SAFEWAY STORES FOR EXTENDING HERO PAY FOR ESSENTIAL GROCERY WORKERS – May 15, 2020

For Immediate Release – KROGER CEO RECEIVES 21% COMPENSATION INCREASE, WHILE GROCER ENDS $2/HR BONUS FOR FRONTLINE
ESSENTIAL WORKERS – May 13, 2020
 

For Immediate Release – GROCERY STORE UNIONS CALL ON KROGER TO CEASE PLANS TO CUT HERO PAY FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS, IMPROVE SAFETY IN STORES – May 7 2020

 For Immediate Release – ANOTHER JBS PLANT WORKER IN GREELEY, COLORADO LOST TO COVID-19; TOTAL OF 280 POSITIVE CASES – May 6, 2020

For Immediate Release – ON INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ DAY, UFCW LOCAL 7 STANDS WITH UNREPRESENTED GROCERY WORKERS
DURING THE MAY DAY STRIKE – May 1, 2020

For Immediate Release – UNION LOSES ANOTHER MEMBER TO COVID-19, AS POSITIVE CASES DOUBLE AT THE GREELEY JBS PLANT – April 30, 2020

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 OF COLORADO: PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDER WON’T PROTECT THE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN IF IT DOESN’T PROTECT WORKERS – April 28, 2020

For Immediate Release – ANOTHER LOCAL 7 MEMBER DIES TODAY AS JBS THREATENS LEGAL ACTION AGAINST UNION FOR ENSURING SAFETY OF ITS WORKERS AT GREELEY PLANT- April 26, 2020  

For Immediate Release – UFCW LOCAL 7 ESTABLISHES ONE MILLION DOLLARS ($1,000,000.00) COVID-19 EMERGENCY HARDSHIP FUND – March 24, 2020