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Celebrating UFCW Moms: UFCW/ICWUC Local 995C Member Thankful Union Has Her Back When It Comes To Spending Time With Her Kids

May 8, 2015 Updated: September 8, 2020

So many UFCW moms have been eager to share their stories with us this week! Here’s one from Local 995C Member Wilma:

My name is Wilma Morales and I work at SoCalGas as a Customer Service Representative and I’m a member of UFCW/ICWUC Local 995C. I’m a proud mother of two young kids, and I know how hard it can be to balance the demands of motherhood and a career. I’ve been at SoCalGas for about ten years now.

When I was going to have my babies, I got nothing but confusing and unhelpful answers from my work about the leave that I could take. My union helped me through the process and made sure I got every day possible to spend with my new babies – which is so important. With some leave guaranteed by law and some by my contract – it can get complicated, so I was glad I didn’t have to go it alone.

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So this Mother’s Day, I’m grateful for my union helping me be the mother I want to be – the kind who spends as much time as possible with her children.