Massachusetts Union News

Wake & Funeral Information for Brother Richard Steiner

local718.org What's New Feed - Wed, 2018-11-14 14:47
The wake for the late Fire Lieutenant Richard F. Steiner Personnel Division will be held on Sunday November 18th 1 pm to 5 pm at MacDonald Funeral Home 1755 Ocean Street Marshfield Ma. 02050.

Memorial Service for Brother Jaime Galarza FIU

local718.org What's New Feed - Tue, 2018-11-13 19:02
A memorial service will be held for Brother Jaime Galarza FIU on Thursday November 15th 2018 at the Christ Community Church 41 Stevens St, East Taunton, MA. 02718.

UFCW Charity Foundation announces 2018 winners

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-11-12 10:16

It’s that time of year again! The UFCW Charity Foundation has announced the winners of their annual scholarship. We are so happy to wish each of these ambitious dreamers good luck on the next steps in their life journey as they head off to college.

Who Says Union Organizer Debriefs Can't Be Fun?

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-11-12 10:13

We are coming off of an exciting two days of Debriefs: Successful Strategies and Tactics for Winning Campaigns! This Organizing Institute (OI) Exchange Clinic took place Oct. 22-23 and was held at the historic AFSCME Local 1733 union hall in Memphis, Tennessee.  Sixteen advanced and lead level organizers from Ironworkers International Union and Communications Workers of America (CWA) leading campaigns across the country participated. The clinic focused on how lead organizers understand and apply the components of effective debriefs into their campaigns.

Springfield Thunderbird Discount Nights for UFCW 1459 Members

UFCW 1459 - Fri, 2018-11-09 14:03

Click the picture to order your tickets today!

Election Day Is Tuesday. Vote.

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-11-05 12:34

This Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. Make your voice heard and vote for the candidates who advocate for working people.

Minnesota pork processing workers successfully negotiate raises, continued free health care, and more vacation

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-11-05 12:33

UFCW Local 663 members who work at JBS in Worthington, Minnesota, ratified a new agreement last month that raises wages and improves benefits. JBS is the largest pork production processor in Minnesota, and UFCW Local 663 represents over 1,900 members at the facility.

Member Spotlight: Lisa Colon

UFCW 1459 - Fri, 2018-11-02 10:44

Lisa Colon, long time UFCW Local 1459 member, leader, and now Union Represenative is this month's Member Spotlight for the UFCW International Union. Thank you Lisa for your committment and leadership!

When Lisa Colon’s daughter had to have three emergency surgeries in a week, she did what any good parent would do—prioritize the health of her child and do her best to take care of her while she recovered.

As a single mom balancing family and a career as a CNA at Chapin Center Nursing Home, Lisa had to put in for FMLA leave to take time off from work, but was horrified to find her request for the urgently needed time off denied by her employer.

Wanting to shift their workplace culture to one that prioritized the needs of the staff and respected the hard work nursing home employees put in to provide quality care for the residents, Lisa and her coworkers decided to take matters into their own hands and join the UFCW to make sure no one felt left out to dry in times of need.

Brother Ed Paris Wake & Funeral Information

local718.org What's New Feed - Tue, 2018-10-30 18:05
The wake for the late Fire Lieutenant Edward J. Paris Jr. Engine Co.

2018 Stewards' Seminar Empowers and Educates

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-10-29 14:25

This year over 150 stewards, union leaders, guests, and staff gathered at Tekoa Country Club to learn more from each other about how to better represent their fellow workers.  President Tyrone Housey and Secretary-Treasurer Dean Ethier began the day by addressing stewards as new leaders for UFCW Local 1459. Attorney David Rome provided an overview of the Janus decision and its impact the labor movement. A thorough and engaging presentation about grievance process was provided by retired IBEW staffer and labor educator Ed Collins. And the day ended with breakouts by sector so stewards from different bargaining units and locations could talk and learn from each other. Thank you to everyone who made this fantastic event possible.

Leading Up to the Midterms, UFCW Retirees Make a Difference

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-10-29 11:27

UFCW retirees are working hard to change the political environment for the better and encourage active citizenship—whether it’s helping to overturn work for less laws or getting out the vote leading up to the midterm elections.

A Landmark Moment

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-10-29 10:51

After a five-week organizing election, catering workers at United Airlines have overwhelmingly voted to join UNITE HERE. After celebrating late last night, 2,700 United employees in Cleveland, Denver, Honolulu, Houston and Newark, N.J., will soon head to work with the hard-earned rights and dignities that come with a freshly printed union card.

Notary Public Services Now Available Free to Members Local 1459 Office

UFCW 1459 - Thu, 2018-10-25 14:08

UFCW Local 1459 members have free access to the services of a notary public at the Local 1459 union hall. If you need legal documents, oaths, affirmations, and/or acknowledgements notarized please call our office to set up a time. 

October is National Ergonomics Month

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-10-22 10:02

Earlier this year, the UFCW and Tyson commemorated 30 years of working together for safer workplaces by expanding our collaborative efforts to make workplace safety improvements at the company’s food processing plants. The innovative program broke ground by training and involving hourly production workers in identifying safety and ergonomics problems at their worksites. While the primary focus had been Tyson Foods’ beef and pork operations, it is now being expanded to the company’s poultry business.

Introducing the 'State of the Unions' Podcast

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-10-22 09:58

The AFL-CIO has launched another tool to bring you the issues and stories that matter to working people. Our new podcast, “State of the Unions,” officially debuted today with an interview with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician who helped expose the Flint, Michigan, water crisis.

UFCW OUTreach Offers Member Scholarships to attend the Creating Change Conference in Detroit, MI on January 23-27, 2019

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-10-15 10:23

OUTreach, the UFCW constituency group for LGBTQ+ and allies, is offering five scholarships to our union members to attend the 2019 Creating Change Conference in Detroit, Michigan from January 23-27.  Creating Change Conference is organized by the National LGBTQ Task Force. It is the foremost political, leadership and skills-building conference for thousands of committed people to develop and hone their skills and share victories.  

Winterizing your vehicle? Take advantage of winter tire discounts

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-10-15 10:20

Regular auto maintenance and new tire purchases from Goodyear help stretch the longevity and value of your vehicle. Use the Union Plus Goodyear Discount Coupon for tires and services, to keep your car in good shape and save money – while also supporting your fellow labor union members.

Yes on Question 1

local718.org What's New Feed - Thu, 2018-10-11 22:52
Boston Firefighters Local 718 President Rich Paris speaks at a press conference supporting Mass. Nurses Assn.
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