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Throw Back Thursday: decades of partnership against cancer

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-08-14 08:29

The UFCW been a powerful voice for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) since the partnership began in 1982. Working togther,UFCW members have raised more than $82 million for LLS’s goal to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

Don’t Delay! Register Today for the UFCW’s Free College Benefit

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-08-14 08:27

Registration for the first fall semester of the UFCW’s Free College Benefit is open until August 18. This amazing benefit  makes it possible for UFCW members and their families to earn an Associate Degree online through Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) with no out-of-pocket costs or need for loans.Classes at EGCC are scheduled to start on August 21.

UFCW Local 365 member Jason Holland wins Mother Jones Award

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-08-07 09:36

When we talk about building better lives, we’re also talking about working together to help make our workplaces safer places to be. That means showing up to support hard-working men and women in your community, because it’s the right thing to do. UFCW Local 365 member Jason Holland knows very well what it means to step up and do right by others – which is why he was recently honored with the Mother Jones Award from the Washington State Labor Council.

Organizing in Digital Media Continues to Grow: Worker Wins

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-08-07 09:33

Our latest roundup of worker wins begins with a hard-fought victory at The New School. Other successes include the growing trends of digital media newsrooms organizing and progressive organizations living up to their professed values by voluntarily recognizing employees who choose to join together for collective bargaining purposes.

Lipton Tea now made by UFCW members

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-07-31 09:00

On July 24, members of UFCW Local 400 who work at the nation’s only Lipton Tea plant in Suffolk, Va., voted overwhelmingly to approve their first union contract. The Lipton plant in Suffolk has operated for more than 60 years and produces nearly all of the Lipton Tea sold in North America.

For UFCW President, Union Roots Run Deep

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-07-31 08:56

For more than 45 years, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International President Marc Perrone has been part of what he calls his “union family.”

Twelve lawmakers call for review of Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-07-24 10:19

If you’ve been following retail news over the past month, you know the industry has been buzzing with concerns about Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods since their announcement in June. Now a dozen members of congress are calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) to review Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods in a letter sent on July 20th:

Concern About Amazon Acquiring Whole Foods Grows

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-07-24 10:16

The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, which represents over one million retail workers, released the following statement in response to a letter signed by 12 members of Congress asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) to review Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods.

UFCW Calls On FTC To Review Amazon Whole Foods Merger

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-07-17 11:03

Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), a union representing over one million retail workers, sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) calling for a thorough investigation of Amazon’s proposed acquisition of Whole Foods.

Building a better life at Tyson, one contract at a time

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-07-17 11:01

Contract negotiations, on first glance, don’t really sound like the most exciting part of being a union member, but the hard-working men and women of Tyson Foods in Logansport, Indiana recently demonstrated the value of being able to negotiate with your employer and how it is possible through negotiating good contracts to make your vision for how to improve your workplace a reality.

Fun Facts for World Chocolate Day

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-07-10 09:53
1.) Chocolate comes from the fruit of the cacao tree

The fruit is about the size of a large mango and has a sweet, white pulp with large seeds. Similar to coffee, the seeds must be fermented, dried, and then roasted to get the rich flavor we know of as chocolate.

Whether you own or rent, get 15% insurance to protect your home

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-07-10 09:47
Your UFCW membership makes you eligible for up to 15% homeowner and renters insurance

Perrone Warns Workers that Amazon Purchase of Whole Foods will Destroy Jobs

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-07-03 08:52

Marc Perrone, President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, wrote an op-ed for CNN that explains why Amazon buying Whole Foods could lead to thousands of Whole Foods workers losing their jobs.

UFCW’s family of co-op workers continues to grow

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-07-03 08:50

On June 22, workers at three Seward Co-op stores in south Minneapolis voted to join UFCW Local 653 by an overwhelming margin. Earlier in June, the workers at the three stores, including the Creamery Café, the Seward Franklin store on Franklin Ave., and the Seward Friendship store at 38th St. and Clinton Ave., held a rally for a voice in the workplace after submitting cards authorizing representation by UFCW Local 653 to the National Labor Relations Board. This victory comes on the heels of employees at Eastside Food Co-op and Linden Hills Co-op also voting to join UFCW Local 653.

Union contracts can provide stable protection for LGBT workers during uncertain times

UFCW 1459 - Tue, 2017-06-27 09:51

Have you ever found yourself in a position where something happened on the job that you didn’t feel was right, but didn’t feel you could do anything about it because it wasn’t technically against the law?

Four Hot Weather Safety Strategies for Your Workplace

UFCW 1459 - Tue, 2017-06-27 09:47

Does your workplace have a plan in place for how to safely respond to the risks associated with warmer temperatures? As the summer heats up, it’s more important than ever to make sure that not only are the proper hot weather safety strategies in place, but that everyone knows what they are so you and your coworkers can be protected in hot conditions.

UFCW Statement on Amazon Buying Whole Foods

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-06-19 10:05

Marc Perrone, President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, made the following statement about Amazon buying Whole Foods.

“Amazon’s brutal vision for retail is one where automation replaces good jobs. That is the reality today at Amazon, and it will no doubt become the reality at Whole Foods."

UFCW members are proud to make America’s bourbon

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-06-19 09:57

June 14th is National Bourbon Day and we’d like to thank the UFCW members working hard to make America’s bourbon.

New U.N Report: Working People's Freedom to Stand Together Is Under Attack

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-06-12 08:45

new U.N. report highlights how the rich and powerful prevent far too many working people in the United States from asserting their most basic human and workplace freedoms.

Summer road trip? Don’t miss these discounts.

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-06-12 08:40

Before you hit the road this summer, make sure your car is in good, safe condition to drive. 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.

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