Weird Al Yanchovich-Cows With Guns...sung by Dana Lyons + youtube video + Jack Loveall's phone call...
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Below is a Google Map that shows where UFCW 8 Golden State, main office is located.
2200 Professional Dr, Roseville, CA 95601 - Just position the image until you see the
UFCW 8 Golden State building.
The strike of 1995
In 1995, UFCW 588 went on strike in Northern California. The voice you hear on this page belongs to Jack Loveall telling the members that the strike is still on. The members did a great job shutting down the business to Lucky Stores. The most disappointing thing about this strike is the fact that the members never received any pay raises or cost of living increases in the new negotiated contract. How could this be? Especially knowing that Jack Loveall, family and friends representing these members were giving themselves huge raises during this strike year and every year before.
In addition to that, not one member received any compensation for being off work during this strike. There was a possibility that the members would receive a "strike allowance" from the union "strike fund" but that could only happen if the strike lasted long enough in which it didn't.
MEMBERS FOR MEMBERS
My brother Jack and I had learned over the years that UFCW 588 was just a sham. The union leadership was doing very little to represent its members and Jack Loveall was giving himself, his family and friends, who were employed by the members, outrageously high salaries while the members were seeing very little in the form of increased wages.
There hadn't been a union election for many years and the U.S. Department of Labor (which turned out to be another sham) requires unions such as 588 to hold an election of officers every three years. Jack Loveall had never been elected into his position by the membership since he came to this union in the early 80s. How could that be? Well, he was just placed there, by the UFCW International, as the new president when Union 588 President William Plank left unexpectantly and since then there hasn't been any election of union officers held for the members.
Not one member, since Jack Loveall came to this union, has ever been offered an election ballot and given a chance to vote for their union leadership. And the great bogus U.S.DOL closes its blind eyes to it all and has never stepped in and require this union to hold an election.
Below is an edited version of the first newsletter that was created by Jack Nordby, along with my assistance, to help inform the members of what was actually going on with the union leadership at UFCW 588. These newsletters were being handed out at the union stores in 588's jurisdiction. Unfortunately for us, Jack Loveall Inc. was able to get Jack terminated with his employment with Raley's so he could never run for president again and never be a thorn into the side of the Loveall's.
Can you imagine what the shooter of Virginia Tech University would have done had he been a member of this union and realized it was corrupt to the core?
Click on the image below to open a PDF with this flier within it. This flier was distributed around the Sacramento area after September 11, 2001.
Every Christmas holiday, Jack Loveall would send out a version of Footprints to all of the members. Jack Lovell would change the story around to suit himself, so below you will notice a version of "Footprints" that was tailored for Jack Loveall.
For many years it seemed impossible for store clerks to get the union to cough up fifty cents more an hour as per union contract language, however, check out the April, 2007 UFCW 8 Action News below and see how easy it is for friends of this Union to nearly double their salary in six years right before they retire from the "good ole' boys."
These guys have no shame...Mr. Goff states in this article that he worked hard to achieve a better standard of living for his Union brothers and sisters. Oh really? However, based on the salary information shown below, this Goff guy appears only to have worked hard to better his standard of living!!! He received $88,000 for the year 2000 and by the end of year 2002 his salary almost increased by $50,000 while being under the same title as Business Representative. And the most important question about all of this nonsense is: what did guys like Goff and the others at this union do to earn the high salaries that they did receive? Seriously, what did they do?
Check out the AC360 section over to the right and read a letter sent to Anderson Cooper of CNN.
All salaries listed above for Steve Goff were obtained from the DOL web site. In fact, please check out the buttons below to check out the facts. One additional note: Steve states in this article above that he had served as meat division coordinator since 1999. Well according to the DOL LM-2 filings by this corrupt union, he only served as meat division coordinator since 2002.
Below is a letter that was sent to the DOL. It was just a waste of time. I don't believe Elaine Chao even saw this letter.
As soon as the DOL received this envelope they contacted Jack Loveall &588. Then they sent their bogus response to the wrong address. They only sent this again to this person when this person inquired at the DOL about sending this envelope. The DOL signed for their copy on Friday, Sept. 28, 2001. Two days later, Sunday, September 30, 2001, Jack Loveall and UFCW 588 put in motion a plan to abduct this person from the American River Bike Trail where this member does his running. However, their plan didn't succeed because this member couldn't be lured by a person sent there to make this member disappear permanently. Also, does the DOL really think that somebody would believe their BS about forwarding my message to the White House?
The envelope above never arrived in my mail box because the address was incorrect...
Not only did these asses state that this clerk wasn't qualified for step up pay, but they also indicated over to the right a retired Steve Goff was not only qualified to make nearly $90,000 back in the year 2000, but he became even more qualified to make nearly $160,000 five years later. The big question is: What the hell did he do? I could think of a better question: What the hell didn't he do? It was nice for the over paid ass Joe Coitti to send out his letter nearly a year after the grievance was filed in 2006. I guess members get all the 5 star representation and 5 star efficiency that they pay for from a guy making over $125,000 a year.
Below features an audio where a UFCW 588 representative provided top notch representation for a member. Representative Andy Alessi came to this grievance hearing totally unprepared to represent this member. UFCW 588 allowed the employer to provide lies and innuendo and they did absolutely nothing about this injustice to this member. Business as usual at UFCW 588.
Just punch in 043-536 into the file input to obtain UFCW 8's LM-2 statements.
Unfortunately, the U.S,. Department of Labor has changed features to its website that hijacks this site and takes you completely out of this website and strictly to its website.
Below is a link to the U.S. Department of labor:and this is where you can seach out unions as seen in example below:
Click on image above to take you to the DOL website
File #000-056 is the UFCW International reported files.
Below represents how the UFCW International LM-2 appears on the Department of Labor's web site. The International is identified by the file number 000-056. In 2006, the International boasted of a membership totally 1,304,061 for the year ending 2005.
This is just a copy of the page found on DOL web site.
When looking at union leadership salary on this LM-2 report, don't just look at the first figure as what they received for the year, but look at the last figure on the report...this is what they received in total compensation and it took this much in members union dues to pay this union employee. Below is 2010 showing Adam Loveall and Jaques Loveall. It took $453,861 in union dues to pay these two guys...unbelievable!
Click on the image above to view UFCW 588's 1997 election of officers.
What a sham!
Below represents various union in Southern California. These individuals are the presidents of these unions. During the strike of 2004, many of these presidents gave themselves raises during a time their members were losing their homes, the jobs, and their dignity. But, why should these union presidents care? Click here to visit a page centered around them.
Each one of these animated boxes below represent a LM-2 filing that UFCW 8 Golden State (formerly UFCW 588) has provided the U.S. Department of Labor. This information lets union members know where their union dues went toward leadership salaries and other union expenses. This information is in a PDF format. Just click on the "View" box for the requested year and it will open up that PDF file for you to view. One additional note: You would think you would find UFCW's annual LM-2 statements on their website...you know...for transparency. NOT!
Below is typical BS put out by this corrupt union. It is also typical of how they waste union members dues and try and paint themselves as something wonderful and special.
Below is an article that ran in the Sacramento Bee. It features a young man named Derek Manelski counting the memberes votes for the approval or disapproval of the contract. What this Sacramento Bee article doesn't state is the fact that Derek is also a paid Vice President of UFCW 588 (currently UFCW 8 Golden State). Derek wasn't the only paid Vice President of this union counting ratificataion votes. I guess conflicts of interest aren't a serious matter in important membership votes such as these.
In addition to above, Derek Manelski received $40,000 in 2007; $46,000 in 2008; $57,000 in 2009---from the UFCW 8 Golden State for being the "special projects organizer." Does anybody know what a "special projects organizer" is?And did Derek receive this position because he handled his other job as the contract ratification vote counter so well?
To verify my salary figures, go to the links above on this page, showing UFCW's LM-2 statements and click on those years.
Click on the article image above to view this page.