Friday, March 20, 2020

We’re here for you! For fast response on issues related to the Coronavirus COVID-19 email us

Local 1500’s position is that its members should be allowed to wear masks if they want to, during this pandemic. If you have been told by management that you cannot wear a mask, or have been disciplined for doing so, please email us at and we will address it with your company immediately. Please include your name, company, and store number.

Local 1500 is calling on all Elected Officials to step up in support of the hard work and dedication of all grocery workers.
During the worst health crisis in recent history, UFCW Local 1500 is seeking for the companies to reward their employees for all of their sacrifice, dedication, and hard work. The Union wants Employers to come up with a remedy, even beyond the scope of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and give back to all of the employees that continue to work during this health crisis.
“We’ve watched the great members of Local 1500 selflessly report to work all during this crisis, with an immeasurable concern for the owners of their companies, and customers they see every day” said Local 1500 President Rob Newell. “It’s high time the companies that have seen incredible gains over the last few weeks show their true appreciation for their loyal employees for sticking through this crisis.” President Newell asked the companies to consider turning some of their profits into a wage increase for Local 1500 members.
In an effort to move this issue, President Newell sent these letters to NEw York State Elected Officials.
If you are a customer reading this:
Please remember to thank your Local 1500 grocery workers for keeping NY moving during the coronavirus outbreak.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Dear Local 1500 member,

As always, you are holding the frontline during this extremely tough time. New Yorkers would not be able to get through this crisis without you. 

As the days go on and more schools, businesses, and key locations temporarily close, you continue to get up, out, and back to work every day to ensure New Yorkers have what they need to survive.

Thank you for all of your hard work, your selflessness, your commitment, and the sacrifices you have made to help us all get through this time.  We expect that your employers will never forget what you’ve done, and are doing to make their companies stay open and profitable. If you are a customer reading this, think about how difficult and how necessary retail jobs are, and please take the time to thank the employees when you see them. 

One of the factors that will always be remembered is how critical your jobs are, where it’s basically you (retail) and emergency service/healthcare employees that are expected to keep working, no matter what the situation is. Rest assured that Local 1500 will do everything possible to make sure you are treated fairly and are in no way financially disadvantaged during this time.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Due to the growing concern over the Coronavirus, we regret to inform you that the UFCW Local 1500 Blood Drive has been cancelled. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Mark your calendars! March 24th is our first blood drive of the year. It will be held at Frank Meehan Hall from 2pm to 8pm. Let's start the year off strong by donating as much blood as we can to help save lives. Register here at #MyUnionHasValue #BloodDrive2020 #UFCW1500

UFCW Local 1500 members have jobs that require you to work closely with the public, so it’s important to know how to stay healthy, as well as avoid panicking or spreading misinformation about the virus.
- TIPS from the CDC on HOW TO STAY HEALTHY amidst the Flu season and COVID-19[Coronavirus]:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as often as possible, but especially after using the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Also avoid sharing drinks, food, or eating utensils.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- DO NOT use a face mask unless you are sick. [CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases]
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- If you’re not feeling well, stay home and see a doctor.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Congratulations Rob Newell on your appointment to serve on the UFCW Advisory Board. #UFCW1500 #UFCWInternational #1u

Monday, February 24, 2020

This #MemberMonday we recognize Rodolfo Bendaña of Matlyn Keyfood. He has been a member for over 30 years! Thank you Rodolfo for your membership we salute you. #UFCW1500 #MyUnionHasValue #UnionStrong #UnionProud

Friday, February 21, 2020

Happy ! Today we commemorate the life of Civil Rights Activist,Frances Mary Albrier. Frances was a key figure in eliminating discrimination against hiring black teachers in Berkley California. We salute you Frances Mary Albrier

Friday, February 14, 2020

👀 Stop & Shop
Here they go again...cutting your hours in the produce department and sending them out of state. #StopTheChop

Happy #BlackHistoryMonth! Today we would like to commemorate the life of politician, educator, and author Shirley Chisholm. Shirley was instrumental in expanding the food stamp program, as well as fighting to give domestic workers the right to a minimum wage. We salute you Shirley Chisholm #UFCW1500 #BHM #ShirleyChisholm

Friday, February 7, 2020

Bayard Rustin

Happy #BlackHistoryMonth! Today we would like to commemorate the life of labor activist Bayard Rustin. Bayard was a key organizer of the March on Washington in 1963. He was also the founder and director of the A Phillip Randolph Institute. We salute you Bayard Rustin. #UFCW1500 #BHM #BayardRustin

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Cancel The Marty Party

Rather than a robot, we believe in celebrating the the human beings that have worked hard to make Stop & Shop the success that it is. Always know that your Union brothers and sisters care and acknowledge everything you do.

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If Marty the Robot is being celebrated, Why not just celebrate other inanimate bots ?
 such as: