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To Protect America’s Food Supply and Families, UFCW Supports Better Meat Labeling

Mon, 2018-08-20 09:54

Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), issued the following statement after submitting comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in support of the pending Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) and American Grassfed Association’s (AGA) Petition to Change the Food Safety and Inspection Services Standards and Labeling Policy Book on “Product of U.S.A.” FSIS-2018-0024.

“Allowing meat that comes from outside our country to be sold as a U.S. product is misleading, unsafe and wrong. American consumers deserve to know where their meat comes from. 

“Updating current labeling requirements will not only bring families more certainty about the meat they are serving or eating, it will create and protect sustainable jobs for hard-working communities across the country.  

“Our union family strongly supports this petition and encourages the USDA to do the same.”

AFT Identifies Companies that Profit from Family Separation Policies

Mon, 2018-08-20 09:51

One of the most heartbreaking news stories of 2018 is the Trump administration's decision to separate undocumented immigrant families that enter the United States. The AFL-CIO, the AFT and other advocates for working people have condemned this policy and called for families to be reunited. As part of this effort, the AFT has issued a new report to inform pension trustees and the working people they represent about companies that are profiting off of family separation and mass incarceration.

Huge Victory for Missouri’s Hard-Working Families

Mon, 2018-08-13 09:29

Voters Reject Work-For-Less Prop A, Support the Role of Unions to Improve the Lives of Workers and Their Families

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Mon, 2018-08-13 09:26

August 7th is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day—the day when black women’s pay finally catches up to what Caucasian, non-Hispanic men were paid last year.

Trumka: 'Working People Are Taking Matters into Our Own Hands'

Mon, 2018-08-06 11:39

AFL‑CIO President Richard Trumka (UMWA) spoke to reporters Wednesday at The Christian Science Monitor breakfast, highlighting the wave of collective action sweeping the country. 

Historic Victory at Telemundo: Worker Wins

Mon, 2018-08-06 11:36

Our latest roundup of worker wins begins with a breakthrough contract for Spanish-speaking performers at Telemundo and includes numerous examples of working people organizing, bargaining and mobilizing for a better life.

One UFCW Local 324 member sent his daughter to college for free — now you can too

Mon, 2018-07-30 09:07
Yes, you really can get your degree for free.   Did you know UFCW members and their family members can earn an associate degree online from a public, accredited community college – with no out-of-pocket costs? Though it sounds too good to be true, the process is simple and can save thousands of dollars.

#RedForFeds

Mon, 2018-07-30 09:04

Today, in communities across the country, working people joined together in solidarity with the federal workers who make our country run. In the face of ruthless attacks on these public servants’ fundamental economic rights, AFGE is leading the fight to defend our unions.

Indianapolis Kroger store celebrates 100% UFCW membership

Mon, 2018-07-23 09:23

UFCW Local 700 members who work at the Kroger J1 store in Indianapolis celebrated their wall-to-wall union store status when the last nonmember at the store joined our union family in June.

UFCW Statement on the AG and Legal Workforce Act

Mon, 2018-07-23 09:13

Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), issued the following statement regarding the AG and Legal Workforce Act, H.R. 6417. This bill creates a new H-2C visa program that will expand the definition of an agricultural guestworker to include meat, poultry, shellfish and other food processing jobs.

“The so-called AG and Legal Workforce Act will destroy American jobs and put the safety of our food supply at significant risk.

PRESIDENT DAN CLIFFORD RETIRES!

Tue, 2018-07-17 10:38
On May 31, 2018 and after forty (40) years in the labor movement, President Dan Clifford officially retired!   His leadership and wisdom are immeasurable and cannot be easily replaced.  Like most labor leaders, Dan began his career as an organizer with the UFCW International Union.  In 1982, he was hired by Local 1459 where he soon became the union representative of our school bus division.  In 2003, Dan was appointed to Secretary-Treasurer of the Local and in 2010 appointed to President of Local 1459 with the retirement of Scott Macey.

TIME AND A HALF BEING PHASED OUT!

Tue, 2018-07-17 10:36
Governor Charlie Baker recently signed a bill into law that will phase out time and one half for Sundays and Holidays beginning as early as next year.   UFCW Locals 1459, 328, 791 and 1445 oppose the so-called “grand bargaining” designed to keep several progressive ballot questions off the November 2018 ballot including the “millionaire’s tax” that was ultimately defeated in the legislature.  

SUPREME COURT VOTES AGAINST PUBLIC SECTOR UNION IN JANUS VS. AFSCME CASE!

Tue, 2018-07-17 10:34
On June 27th, 2018, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled against public sector labor unions arguing the collection of fees from non-union members violate First Amendment rights, overturning the 1977 decision that previously allowed such fees commonly known as Agency Fees.    

UFCW members are improving health care jobs

Mon, 2018-07-16 11:31

UFCW members in New Jersey, Washington, and Minnesota are celebrating several recent hard-won achievements that are making jobs for health care professionals better one workplace at a time. Having a union contract at work means they have a say in their benefits and working conditions, which not only is better everyone at work, but over time the joint efforts of UFCW members all across the country help raise the standards for everyone in their industries. Well done, UFCW Local 21, 152, and 1189 members!

After Janus, Electrical Workers Show the Power is in Our Hands

Mon, 2018-07-16 11:27
The Supreme Court’s recent Janus decision was despicable, spitting in the face of decades of common-sense precedent. There’s no question about that.   But Janus is not the end of our fight.   Through every punch thrown at working people in our history—every wage-slashing boss, every union-busting law, every strike-breaking massacre—we have rallied together, stronger for our shared struggle.

SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL NURSES - OPEN CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

Mon, 2018-07-09 09:54

We will be negotiating with the City for the first time since May 16th and our ratification vote on May 30th.

This is an open meeting for all Springfield Union Nurses to participate in the negotiating process.

OPEN CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

DATE:  Monday, July 16th, 2018

TIME:  3:00 p.m.

PLACE:

UFCW LOCAL 1459
33 SPRINGFIELD STREET
SPRINGFIELD, MA

Please make every effort to attend this meeting and have your voice be heard!

INTERNAL JOB POSTING

Mon, 2018-07-09 09:32

 

 

Position

  • Junior person to fill the position of Office Clerk
  • Part-time, 5 hours per day, 25 hours a week
  • Monday- Friday, 8:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. or 12:00p.m. to 5:00pm

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or office administration certificate
  • Must be an active member of UFCW
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
  • Office experience preferred; however, most training done on the job
  • Computer Skills: Word processing documents, spreadsheets, input data and many other projects
  • Communication Skills: Receive incoming calls or other information that needs to get to the right people. Work closely with many people in the office and must speak clearly and have good people skills.
  • Customer Service: Speak to people outside the company including vendors and non-union workers
  • Organizational Skills: May have many different jobs or tasks at once. Keeping them organized and neat is important.

Salary

  • $19,500 per year
  • Comprehensive benefits package

How To Apply

  • Please email your resume, cover letter and to workers@ufcw1459.com or fax to (413) 732-5376
  • Only electronic applications will be excepted

 

Despite setbacks and high court’s ruling, unions show spark

Mon, 2018-07-09 09:22

Their membership has been declining for decades. They’ve been bedeviled by crippling new laws, and by a devastating U.S. Supreme Court decision just this week. From all appearances, it would seem that labor unions are an endangered species.

But here’s the surprise: Organized labor is showing new signs of life.

Rebuilding Power in Open-Shop America: A Labor Notes Guide

Mon, 2018-07-09 09:21

The moment you may have been dreading arrived June 27, when the Supreme Court imposed the open shop on the public sector nationwide with its decision in Janus v. AFSCME District 31.