July 8, 2014
San Jose, Calif. – United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 5, based in San Jose, Calif., was ordered by the UFCW international to conduct new elections because of perceived violations in the election held in September, 2012. Issues continued as the local was placed in receivership pending another election.
A few months after the 2012 election the UFCW international said its investigation indicated “allegations related to the use of union equipment and on-the-clock campaigning were found to have merit … [and] may have impacted the results of the election.” Ultimately the international ordered a new election that would include an entirely new nominating process for all positions.
The newly elected president is John Nunes, who won 65% of the votes cast over his opponent, Terry Gonzales; and the new secretary-treasurer is Jack Landes, who won 63% of the vote to beat Kelly Martinez.