UFCW Local 1459 News

Fairness @ FairPoint

Workers at FairPoint Communications in northern New England are on strike after the company unilaterally declared impasse and imposed a draconian set of working conditions. They want to outsource jobs to less experienced, lower paid workers which undermines the phone and Internet service people rely on.  The workers are represented by IBEW.

Local 1459 Representative Jeff Jones joined the picket line in Brattleboro, VT.

UFCW 1459 Stands with Foreclosure Victim

No One Leaves protest at the home of Alex Richardson, UFCW Local 1459 member August 22, 2014. Springfield, MA police help forcibly evict 61 year old Alex Richardson from his home of over 30 years at the request of Wells Fargo. Alex is a retired Springfield firefighter who is currently a substitute teacher for the Springfield Public Schools and a member of UFCW Local 1459.

Bloomingfoods Workers Win Voice on the Job with Local 700

In an accelerated, fair process marked by company neutrality and community involvement, around 250 workers across five Bloomingfoods Coop grocery stores and a commissary that supplies ready-made food have chosen a real voice at work with UFCW Local 700.

Massachusetts Labor Movement has Big Wins and Losses in 2014 Election

The Massachusetts AFL-CIO would like to thank all of the volunteers, local unions, and Central Labor Councils that made the 2014 Labor Political Program possible. Since just October 1st, together we knocked on over 53,000 union doors, made over 57,000 phone calls to union households, sent nearly 500,000 pieces of mail to fellow union members, and talked to nearly 25,000 union members at their job sites. None of this massive effort would have been possible without the tireless efforts of our thousands of volunteers.

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