Massachusetts Union News

Help Make Labor Against Cancer Donation Drive a Success

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-09-17 08:42

The UFCW is continuing to build on the success of last year’s launch of the Labor Against Cancer initiative in the battle to end blood cancers.

The Union Difference Is Even More Pronounced for Families of Color

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-09-17 08:39

new report from the Center for American Progress shows that union membership helps increase wealth and prosperity for families of color. The research comes on top of recent polls showing that more and more people are embracing the powerful benefits of collective bargaining.

Sec-Treas. Dean Ethier wins Union Community Service Award at Pioneer Valley Labor Breakfast

UFCW 1459 - Thu, 2018-09-13 10:14

On September 7th at the Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council Labor Day Breakfast, Secretary-Treasurer Dean Ethier, was awarded the Philip R. Duck Union Community Service Award in honor of his founding the Annual UFCW Local 1459 Toy Drive. Now in its third year, the Annual Toy Drive provides toys and monetary donations to union families facing difficult times and to help local area charities. The local is taking donations now until December 12th, and these can be dropped off at our office on 33 Eastland Street, Springfield, MA. Thank you Dean!

To all Amherst Cafeteria bargaining unit members

UFCW 1459 - Wed, 2018-09-12 16:44

We have scheduled a membership meeting for the bargaining unit.  Bring your questions & concerns.  New copies of the contract are available.

When: 2:00, Monday, September 17, 2018

Where: High School Cafeteria

Congratulations to Local 700 ConAgra Workers

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-09-10 08:33

Members of UFCW Local 700 who work at the ConAgra tablespreads plant in Indianapolis celebrated their wall-to-wall union status when the last five nonunion workers at the plant joined our union family this summer.

We're Gonna Fight for It

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-09-10 08:29

The AFL-CIO launched a new 60-second TV ad today, airing on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, highlighting the wave of collective action surging across the country and inviting all working people to join our movement. From the resounding defeat of “right to work” in Missouri to organizing victories nationwide, we are marching forward together.

2018 UFCW 1459 Golf Tournament a Huge Success!

UFCW 1459 - Fri, 2018-09-07 20:14

The Annual UFCW Local 1459 Charity Golf Tournament was a smashing success. On Wednesday, September 5th, over 100 golfers came to Tekoa Country Club in Westfield, MA to play golf and raise money for the UFCW Local 1459 charitable fund. Thank you to our sponsors, members, friends, and everyone who contributed to hit another tournament onto the green!

UFCW President Marc Perrone in Labor Day op-ed: “A pathway to change is emerging.”

UFCW 1459 - Tue, 2018-09-04 11:18

In a Labor Day op-ed in The Hill, Marc Perrone, UFCW International president, spoke about why unions will create the better America that hard-working families deserve.

Federal Judge Rules Trump’s Anti-Worker Executive Orders Unconstitutional

UFCW 1459 - Tue, 2018-09-04 11:14

When Donald Trump issued a series of executive orders attacking the rights of federal government workers, he wasn’t prepared for the response from working people.

Safeway Stocker Reinstated with Back Pay After Wrongful Suspension

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-08-27 08:55

Eric works as an overnight stocker at Safeway #1019 in Alexandria, Virginia. His store is one of the few locations that is supposed to be open 24 hours.

But one night, Eric was instructed to close the store when there was no cashier on duty. Even though he was following instructions, Eric’s manager suspended him and one of his coworkers.

UFCW Local 227 Trailer Hits the Road to Help Members in Need

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-08-27 08:52

The UFCW is into food, not fighting.

"But several people have approached our trailer, very excited because they thought we are the Ultimate Fighting Champions," Caitlin Blair said with a chuckle. "That’s always funny."

No Ban, No Wall, No to Baker’s Racist Law: Week of Action for Immigrant Rights!

Massachusetts Jobs with Justice - Fri, 2017-08-04 16:37
Governor Charlie Baker has introduced anti-immigrant legislation that would force local law enforcement to collaborate with federal immigration police in detaining and deporting our immigrant brothers, sisters, and cousins. We must oppose this law, which threatens to tear more immigrant families and communities apart! SIGN THE PETITION HERE! But words are not enough — that’s why Massachusetts Jobs with Justice, along with our community, labor, student, and faith partners, are calling for statewide coordinated actions in Boston, Worcester, and Springfield:   No Ban, No Wall, No to Baker’s Racist Law! Day of Action Rallies Tuesday, August 8 Boston Massachusetts Statehouse 24 Beacon St. 11:45 RSVP and spread the word on Facebook here. Springfield 436 Dwight St 12:30 RSVP and spread the word on Facebook here. Worcester Worcester City Hall 455 Main Street 12:30 RSVP and spread the word on Facebook here. Baker’s Trump-like policies are clearly intended to squash the momentum that has grown in support of the Massachusetts Safe Communities Act, but we will not be stopped! We will come together to declare that we the people have the power and that Baker does not speak for us. Together, we will push for welcoming legislation and declare Not One More deportation! If you’re in [...]

July 31, 2017: JwJ 2017 Summer Workshop – The Movement for Immigrant Rights

Massachusetts Jobs with Justice - Mon, 2017-07-31 12:01
Part of our Summer Education Series July 31, 2017 6-7:30 PM 375 Centre St. Boston, MA 02130 Learn more about the past and present of the ongoing struggle for the rights of immigrants in the US. From ending deportations to defending immigrant workers’ rights on the job, find out how you can join the fight! Workshop Leader:Edwin Argueta Facebook event here. For more information, contact Gillian@massjwj.net. This space is wheelchair accessible.
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