News From: UFCW

by AFL-CIO | on Apr 11, 2019

New England Grocery Store Workers Go on Strike

31,000 workers at Stop & Shop supermarkets across Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have gone on strike.

by Brian Young | on Jan 03, 2019

Organizing Victories for Teachers and Retail Clerks

2019 is here, and employees at these four workplaces will begin negotiating their first collective bargaining agreements thanks to their recent union votes.

by Brian Young | on Jun 20, 2018

Organizing Victories in TV, Sales and Construction

Union members know the value of working union. Whether it's better pay, better benefits, higher safety standards or increased training., most could not imagine working without a union. Across...

by Guest Post | on May 10, 2018

National Third Shift Worker Day

From stocking shelves to providing late-night medical care, when the rest of the world goes to sleep, many UFCW members’ work days are just getting started. To celebrate the hard work and...

by Kate Hogan | on Oct 19, 2017

NY, CA, and MA All See Union Organizing Victories

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} span.s1 {text-decoration: underline ; color: #0079cd} Local unions are starting to reorganize their members, more women are...

by Brian Young | on Apr 11, 2017

Mommy, can I join the union?

Texas has never been the most union friendly state, but a new proposed law may just be overkill. Minors in Texas may soon need to get parental consent to join a union after the bill passed the State...

by Workers Indepen... | on Feb 08, 2017

Organizing Whole Foods

UFCW 1189 Organizing Director Abe Wangnoo says even workers at worker-owned co-ops feel the need these days for union representation. The UFCW just won a union election at the Whole Foods worker co-...

by Kate Hogan | on Jan 10, 2017

Best Yet is anything but

Best Yet Market is a family owned, regional supermarket chain with 32 stores all over New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Currently headquartered in Bethpage, New York, the Raitses family has...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 22, 2016

140 birds a minute

As millions of people go to their local grocer to buy a turkey for their Thanksgiving feast, UCOMM Blog, has decided to look at the people who brought you the turkey and sadly it is not always a...

Welcome to UFCW Local 1500
by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 28, 2016

New member videos

We got an email today from the good people over at your United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500 who is 20,000 members strong. They work in many grocery retailers throughout the tri state region...