Massachusetts Union News

Union asking Stopand Shop to reconsider discontinuing hazard pay for employees

UFCW 1459 - Thu, 2020-07-09 11:38

Union asking Stopand Shop to reconsider discontinuing hazard pay for employees

“We don’t feel that it’s right that our members are being asked to put themselves at risk more than they would normally do beyond their normal job and they’re not being compensated for putting themselves at risk,” Crystal Bouchie told 22News.


UFCW 1459 - Thu, 2020-07-09 08:30


After months of negotiating to keep hazard pay beyond July 4th, Stop and Shop announced they will discontinue the hazard pay premium for all employees despite the growing number of COVID-19 infection cases around the country.

Speaking Together We Can Stand Up for Our Essential Grocery Workers:

  • Our members continue to put their health and safety on the line in exchange for regular pay only.
  • Stop and Shop continues to rake in millions of dollars in profit during the pandemic, yet they refuse to share the profits with its loyal employees.
  • Masks, social distancing and other safety measures are still in effect and so should the hazard pay.

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The Mass Poor People's Assembly & Moral March on Washington D.C.

UFCW 1459 - Sat, 2020-06-20 07:22
Join UFCW and the Poor People's Campaign

For a National Moral March on Washington, DC: A Digital Gathering

June 20, 2020 Broadcast at 10 AM EST & 6 PM EST at

The United Food and Commercial Workers is proud to join the Poor People’s Campaign as a mobilizing partner for the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington Digital Justice Gathering to demand that the 140 million poor and low-income people in our nation—from every race, creed, gender, sexuality, and place—are no long ignored, dismissed, or pushed to the margins of our political and social agenda.  

Ways to Amplify:

  • Sign up for a text reminder on the day-of the digital gathering
  • Post on social media using #PoorPeoplesCampaign
  • Follow @UniteThePoor and amplify the #PoorPeoplesCampaign on Twitter
  • Share our posts on Facebook and Instagram
  • Find your State Campaign’s social media pages and help amplify their posts 




Watch 718 Nominations and D&W drawing 7.p.m What's New Feed - Thu, 2020-06-18 18:30
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48th Anniversary Hotel Vendome Fire What's New Feed - Wed, 2020-06-17 21:49
  Today June 17th is the 48th Anniversary of the Vendome tragedy that took the lives of 9 Boston Firefighters.

Frontline Workers Appreciation for Nursing Homes

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2020-06-15 17:06

Local 1459 showed our support again to another nursing home - Chapin Center in Springfield with a food drive on Friday, June 5th.

Frontline Workers Appreciation for Nursing Homes

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2020-06-15 16:44


Local 1459 recognized those on the frontlines for the work they do with a food drive at Governors Center in Westfield and Willimansett East and West in Chicopee on Tuesday, June 2nd.



Memorial Sunday Service What's New Feed - Sun, 2020-06-14 19:27
Today is Firefighters Memorial Sunday. The graves at both of our Boston Firefighters cemetery plots, at Forest Hills Cemetery Jamaica Plain, and Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park, are historically decorated by active and retired members of the Boston Fire Department.
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