Thursday, August 18, 2016

UFCW Debuts Union Label for Cannabis Products

UFCW Cannabis Logo
Perma, a recreational cannabis producer-processer in Tacoma, Wash., is proudly declaring that their products are union made with a new a UFCW label. The workers at Perma are members of UFCW Local 367, and made history in June of this year as the first recreational cannabis producer-processor in Washington state to join a union. The UFCW union label will be attached to Perma’s AK-47 and Gorilla Glu products.

“This label will help customers choose a quality product that is made by my hard-working coworkers with the quality of jobs we want in the state,” said Janie Wallace, one of the processors at Perma. 

Read the full story at UFCW.org

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Labor Day Art Contest!

www.ufcw.org/contest
Every year, we celebrate Labor Day to honor working people and all their contributions to our country and its middle class. The UFCW is made up of hard-working men and women who serve in our communities at retail and grocery stores, meatpacking and processing plants, and countless other facilities across multiple industries.

This year, the UFCW International is hosting its first ever Labor Day art contest, to celebrate working people with something made by working people! UFCW members and their children are eligible to enter an original work of art to be in the running for a $500 Visa gift card AND have their artwork framed and displayed at the DC labor Fest in the fall! The winning piece will also be available for all UFCW locals and members at our online UFCW Store.

Two runners up will receive $50 Visa gift cards, as well. To enter, send us a high resolution photo image of your art at www.ufcw.org/contest. Your submission must have a Labor Day theme. The deadline to submit is August 25th, and winners will be notified by August 29th.

This is your chance to showcase what you think Labor Day is all about while showing off your creative skills—we can’t wait to see what you can do!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Gristedes Contract Proposal Meeting- TONIGHT!

Just a reminder that tonight is the Gristedes contract proposal meeting. All Local 1500 members working for Gristedes should attend this proposal meeting to have an impact on your next contract.

 Gristedes Contract Proposal Meeting: 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016 @ 6:00 PM @ HOLIDAY INN MIDTOWN 57TH STREET 
RENAISSANCE ROOM B – 2ND FLOOR 440 WEST 57TH STREET (BETWEEN 9TH & 10TH AVENUES) NEW YORK, NY 10019 

In the meantime please encourage your coworkers to sign up for email and mobile updates and please do not hesitate to contact your Union Representative by phone or email if you have any questions.

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Issues that Matter to Our Union Family

By: Marc Perrone
UFCW International President

As you all know, our union family endorsed Secretary Hillary Clinton for President of the United States because a clear majority of our members believed that she would be the best person to fight for the issues that matter the most to them.

But we also understand that some of our members preferred other candidates or other parties.  The truth is – racially, ethnically, and politically – we are a diverse union family.  That is our strength.  Such diversity makes us stronger, and we should embrace it.

While some UFCW members may not all share the same political beliefs or preference for candidates, we want to make sure that every UFCW member has the opportunity to express their views on the issues that they care about the most.  Most importantly, we want to make sure Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump understand that our members’ concerns matter in this election.

The Issues that Matter to Our Union Family
To ensure that both Clinton and Trump’s campaigns understand the needs and concerns of UFCW members, we will be sending a letter to both campaigns that details our members’ top issues and asks each presidential candidate what they will do to address them during the campaign and if they are elected President.

In many cases, Hillary Clinton has already addressed these issues.  In most cases, Donald Trump has not.  Either way, we will be formally reaching out to both campaigns, and want to make sure our members have an opportunity to speak out by going to UFCWAction.org.

By visiting UFCWAction.org, UFCW members will have the opportunity to review the issues that will be included in the formal letter that we will be sending to each campaign.

We are determined to fight for the issues, causes, and better lives that all workers have earned and deserve.  And we will fight to hold the candidates whom we have endorsed, and even those we have not, accountable for the impact they have upon our union family once elected into higher office.

Thank you again for everything you do for your local union, our members, our entire union family, and workers everywhere.

Sincerely,

Marc Perrone

Thursday, July 28, 2016

UFCW Members Tell their Story to DNC Auidence

Have you been watching the ‪#‎DNCinPHL‬? UFCW members made their voices heard during the commercial break on MSNBC If you missed their message to all hardworking men and women, check out the video online on http://www.ufcwaction.org/


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