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Become a Labor Delegate to the 2018 Democratic State Committee Convention

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-02-19 09:44

The Massachusetts Democratic Party will be holding its State Convention on Friday June 1st and Saturday June 2nd at the DCU Center in Worcester. It is important to have a strong labor presence at this Convention that will nominate Democratic candidates for statewide office.

Black History Month: Remembering Russell R. Lasley and the UPWA

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-02-12 10:45

This Black History month, we celebrate the life and legacy of United Packinghouse Workers of America (UPWA) Vice-President Russell R. Lasley (1914-1989). Lasley was an officer in UPWA Local 46 in Waterloo, Iowa. He got his start working at The Rath Packing Co. and rose to become one of the central figures in the American civil rights movement.  Lasley was a vice president of the international union for more than 20 years, remaining after the UPWA merged with the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen where he became director of the merged union’s civil rights department.

UFCW Members Make Valentine’s Day Happen

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-02-12 10:44

As with many holidays, the members of our hard-working union family help make Valentine’s Day happen for members of their communities and people across the country.

Working People's Day of Action Massachusetts

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-02-05 09:45

America needs union jobs.

On February 26th, thousands of working people in Massachusetts will join a national movement as they speak out for good, union jobs.
We are rising up to protect the freedom of working people to join unions for a better life.

BCTGM Nabisco Fight Sees Victories, Campaign Continues

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-02-05 09:42

"Breaking Faith: Outsourcing and the Damage Done to our Communities. How the corporation that owns Oreo broke promise after promise to working people and consumers while lining their executives’ pockets with cash."

Hotel Workers Say #MeToo and Fight Back

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-01-29 14:36

As the #MeToo movement surges across the nation, working women are finding power in their union to speak out and fight back against sexual harassment and assault on the job. In the hospitality industry, housekeepers have been pursuing protections for years, and their union, UNITE HERE, has been shedding light on their struggle.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports 260,000 More Union Members in 2017

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-01-29 14:34

Last week, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released its annual report on union membership, which found that the number of union members rose by 260,000 in 2017. This reflects critical organizing victories across a range of industries, which have reaped higher wages, better benefits and a more secure future for working people around the country.

Apply for the Union Plus Scholarship Program

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-01-22 13:35

Application deadline:  12:00pm (noon, Eastern Time), Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Did you know that as a UFCW member, you and your family are eligible for an exclusive scholarship through the Union Plus Scholarship Program?

Victory at Los Angeles Times Continues Digital and Newsroom Organizing Momentum

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-01-22 13:32

Los Angeles Times newsroom employees made history by voting 248–44 to be represented by the NewsGuild—the first newsroom union in the paper's 136-year history.

UFCW celebrates the legacy of Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr.

UFCW 1459 - Tue, 2018-01-16 09:16

About two weeks before he was assassinated, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed a massive crowd of sanitation workers who had gone on strike. He know the value of hardworking people, and championed their cause. We continue to fight for a better life in his name today.

Annual Legislative Breakfast - Registration Form

UFCW 1459 - Tue, 2018-01-16 09:14

Come to the PVCLC's annual Legislative Breakfast at Castle of Knights, Chicopee, MA at 8:30 am February 23, 2018!

Tickets are $25 per person and a table of 10 is $250.  Deadline for reservations is February 9, 2018.  No walk-ins the day of the event.

The $15 minimum wage will help all — including teens

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-01-08 11:10

All workers deserve a fair wage, regardless of age. I was troubled to read Katie Johnston’s article suggesting that a potential ballot initiative raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Massachusetts would have negative economic impacts, specifically for teen workers (“In $15 minimum wage, some see pain for teens,” Business, Dec. 26). This could not be further from the truth.

By Steven A. Tolman

Make this the year you get your degree with UFCW Free College

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2018-01-08 11:07

Registration for the next semester of the UFCW’s Free College Benefit is open until January 12, so if you are a UFCW member, retired UFCW member, or a family member and one of your New Year’s resolutions was to go back to school and get your degree, make sure you don’t miss the deadline!

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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