Union Fights for Fired Member

The members of the Union Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 5 have organized a fundraiser to help a fellow union member. The union represents some 28,000 workers throughout the Bay Area and Northern California.

According to an UFCW spokesperson union representative Roger Rivera lost his job after standing up to union president Ron Lind. Rivera was challenging Lind's presidency and this cost Rivera his job, the spokesperson said.

Union members are holding a fundraiser to help Rivera. The event will take place from noon to 10 p.m., next Wednesday, Sept. 27 at Otaez Restaurant, 1619 Webster St.

Donations can be made to www.gofundme.com/17hkhs


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