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DEFEND THE FAIR SHARE AMENDMENT

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-04-16 09:30

Wealthy corporate executives and their lobbyists have filed a legal challenge to keep Fair Share Amendment off the ballot. They don’t want to pay a little more to make investments in our transportation and public education systems. If they win the lawsuit, they will take away your right to vote on the Fair Share Amendment in 2018. Add your voice in defense of the Fair Share Amendment

Southern Labor Leaders Unite Around a Common Strategy to Build Worker Power

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-04-16 09:27

“Collective action is alive and well here in the South,” said AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler to more than 300 labor leaders gathered in New Orleans this week. Southern union leaders from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia joined together to unite around a common strategy to build worker power in their states.

Tyson Foods, UFCW Expand Workplace Safety Efforts

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-04-09 09:14

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) and the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) are expanding their collaborative efforts to make workplace safety improvements at the company’s food processing plants and commemorating 30 years of working together for safer workplaces.

The three decades-long partnership is one union leaders call a model for the food industry. It began in 1988, with the launch of a landmark ergonomics program and has evolved to include improvements that have helped reduce workplace injuries and illnesses. While the primary focus has been Tyson Foods’ beef and pork operations, it is now being expanded to the company’s poultry business, which has been accelerating its workplace safety efforts in recent years.

You or someone in your family headed to college? Apply for the UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-04-09 09:11

Looking to further your education? There is still time to apply for the UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship.

Every year the UFCW Charity Foundation scholarship program offers scholarships to UFCW members or their immediate family members who want to further their education and demonstrate a commitment to their communities and to UFCW values.  Since 1958, the fund has distributed more than $2 million in scholarships.

Worker Death Shines Spotlight on Disney's Poverty Policies

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-04-02 08:38

As a result of the federal tax cut, Disney promised that its employees would get $1,000 bonuses. Disney offered the bonuses to most of its employees with no conditions. But for 41,000 union members in Orlando, Florida, and Anaheim, California, Disney is requiring them to agree to the company's contract proposals in order to get the bonus.

How Unions Carried Pennsylvania’s 18th District — and Why the DNC Should Be Paying Attention

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-04-02 08:36

Rep.-elect Conor Lamb made national waves with an improbable win last week in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. He faced down $10 million in outside money funneled to his opponent by corporate and right-wing interests. He fought through a barrage of incessant, hyperpartisan attacks blanketing the airwaves. He was abandoned by his own party’s national infrastructure in a district that hadn’t elected a Democrat in nearly 15 years. And he still came out on top.

UFCW members get access to special AT&T discounts

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-03-26 09:27
How it Works

AT&T is the only nationwide unionized wireless carrier. When you choose AT&T, you support the nearly 150,000 union members employed there.

Shop Online.

Go to the AT&T Union Member site and enroll in the Union Member Discount Program.

JetBlue Inflight Crew Members Vote on Joining TWU

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-03-26 09:25

Nearly 5,000 JetBlue inflight crew members have begun the voting process this week in an effort to join the Transport Workers (TWU). Last year, an overwhelming majority of the inflight crew members signed cards in favor of coming together to negotiate a fair and just contract. Ballots will be cast between now and April 17.

UFCW’s Work to “Bring Value to Retailers and Customers” Highlighted on DealCrunch

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-03-19 09:31

The United Food & Commercial Workers International Union works daily to improve pay, benefits, and working conditions for its 1.3 million members. The UFCW is America’s largest private sector labor union and represents the grocery, retail, and packing house workers who help the economy run.

Study Shows Quality New Member Orientation Programs Lead to Greater Commitment and Participation

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-03-19 09:27

The strength of any union depends on the degree to which its members support the union and show that support by getting involved in union activities. Convincing members to support the union, and participate in its work, is one of the central challenges that every local union leader and activist faces.

West Virginia: When We Fight Together, We Win Together

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-03-12 08:50

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed legislation Tuesday giving all state employees a 5% pay raise, the direct result of a heroic teacher strike that lasted nearly two weeks and highlighted the plight of low pay and rising health care costs in the Mountain State.

International Women’s Day Began as “International Working Women’s Day”

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-03-12 08:48

The month of March marks Women’s History Month, and March 8th is recognized as International Women’s Day, a day with roots in the American labor movement and the struggles of working women.

Photos and Social Media Recap

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-03-05 09:46

We're celebrating the commitment of working people, elected officials, and community allies who stood up together on 2.26, Working Peoples' Day of Action, by posting some of our favorite pictures, tweets, and videos from across the commonwealth! To see the full photo collection visit our Facebook Page - and connect with us while you're at it - at: https://www.facebook.com/MassAFLCIO/

Black History Month: how the push for fair treatment in a Texas poultry plant changed the health and safety standards of an industry

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-03-05 09:43

Union organizing efforts won significant benefits for meatpacking workers during the first half of the 20th century. In 1960, before a wave of automation and rapid restructuring would decimate jobs in the industry, meatpacking wages were 15 percent above the average wage for manufacturing workers in the United States. But one area where change was slow to come was in the poultry industry. Unlike other jobs in meatpacking, a much higher percentage of poultry workers were African American women in the anti-union South.

Getting Ready for PARCC: Instructional Strategies Beyond Test Prep

NEW SECTION OF PARCC Tools in the ELA Classroom Added

 

Demand for our “PARCC TOOLS in the ELA CLASSROOM has been so great that we’ve just added another section. Time is short, and we know it’s vacation week, but act fast to reserve your space in our newly scheduled March 2nd session.  With PARCC assessments about to be given in March, this session could not be more timely and IT’S FREE. Spaces will fill up quickly, so register now and join us on the 2nd. Click here for the registration flyer, then e-mail the requested information to Cynthia Burke at RIFTCynthia@aol.com

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