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UFCW Condemns White House Decision to End DACA

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-09-11 08:19

 Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA):

“President Trump’s decision to end DACA is cold-hearted, cruel, and a betrayal of what America stands for. 

“Hundreds of thousands of young, hard-working men and women who love America will now be needlessly punished for childhood circumstances. These young people have grown up in this country, passed background checks, pay taxes, go to school, and have worked hard to build a better America. They have earned and deserve fair treatment, but instead their lives are being thrown into chaos with this announcement. 

“President Trump’s decision will not make America great again; rather, it will tear families apart, damage communities, and further fuel a terrible divide that is already hurting the nation we all love. 

“On behalf of the 1.3 million members of our union family, we urge all Members of Congress to immediately do what is right and protect these Dreamers.”

Labor 411's New 'Ethical Consumer' Series Empowers Working People to Express Their Voice Through Spending Choices

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-09-11 08:18

Through its BuyBlue campaign, Labor 411 has launched a fun and informative new series of "Ethical" blog posts that target products, experiences and ingredients made by companies who treat their workers fairly. The posts, which will appear on the Labor 411 blog, include a variety of targeted topics, including the Ethical Consumerista, Ethical Chef, Ethical Bartender, Ethical Traveler and Ethical Manufacturer.

Message From UFCW Local 455 President Bill Hopkins About Members Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

UFCW 1459 - Tue, 2017-09-05 10:24

Over 15 thousand hard-working UFCW members and their families have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. They are in urgent need of temporary shelter, clothes, fresh food, and other daily essentials. To help them through this critical time, UFCW Local 455 has set up a Membership Assistance Fund. Donations can be made to this fund directly from this page.

Why Unions Matter to Millennials

UFCW 1459 - Tue, 2017-09-05 10:21

Did you know that the UFCW is home to more people under the age of 30 than any other labor union? And for good reason – Millennials are the hardest hit generation when it comes to poor wages and benefits, making it difficult to earn a living.

CVS workers win workplace improvements

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-08-28 08:38

After months of negotiations with CVS, over 5,000 members of UFCW Locals 5, 135, 324, 648, 770, 1167, 1428, and 1442 who work at over 350 CVS stores in Southern California have achieved wage increases and better access to more affordable health care in the newly organized stores.

Letter to Whole Foods Board of Directors: Amazon’s Acquisition Must Protect Hard-Working Employees

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-08-28 08:36

UFCW International President Marc Perrone releases letter calling on Whole Foods Board of Directors to protect Whole Foods Workers from Threat of Amazon. 

Statement by Steven A. Tolman, President Massachusetts AFL-CIO on Not Guilty Verdict in ‘Top Chef’ Trial

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-08-21 10:52

We commend the jury in the US District Court who decided, in their not guilty verdict today, to protect one of the most valued and important rights we hold dear as Americans: the right to protest.

Statement on Charlottesville and August 19th Boston Counter Protest by Steven A. Tolman, President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO

UFCW 1459 - Mon, 2017-08-21 10:50

With you, I have watched with heartbreak the hateful and violent actions of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville this week and the subsequent offensive and troubling reaction from President Trump. The Massachusetts AFL-CIO joins AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka in condemning last Saturday’s act of domestic terrorism in Charlottesville. We mourn with the families and friends of Heather Heyer and state Troopers Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates. We call on President Trump to unequivocally reject white supremacy and racism.

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.”

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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