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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."

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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