UFCW Local 1459 News

UFCW Constituency Groups Hold Summit to Strategize for the Future

On May 11-13, all four of the UFCW constituency groups held a summit to lay out goals and strategize new organizational plans for the next few years. More than 20 members attended the summit to represent the different groups which include the UFCW Women’s Network, United Latinos, UFCW Minority Coalition, and UFCW OUTreach.

Walmart Worker-Shareholder Reacts to Q1 Earnings Report

Overview of Walmart’s first quarter sales report:

  •     WMT reports 1st quarter results below expectations
  •     EPS was $1.03 vs an expected $1.05; revenue was $114 billion vs an expected $116.2 billion
  •     Same store sales of 1.1% at WMT US and just 0.4% at Sam’s Club were below the 1.5% gain expected for both segments
  •     Promised investments in labor were disappointing, and amounted to less than analysts had expected for the quarter

UFCW President Perrone: Hard-Working Americans Have Sent a Message Loud and Clear—No TPP

Marc Perrone, International President of the 1.3 million member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), today released the following statement after the Senate failed to advance fast track legislation.

New Charge Against Hanover-Lebanon Cooperative Society Alleges Unlawful Anti-Worker Conduct

Last week, the UFCW filed a federal charge with the National Labor Relations Board alleging that management at the Hanover-Lebanon Cooperative Society in New Hampshire unlawfully stifled workers’ rights to organize – including preventing them from talking about unions inside the store and intimidating workers who were discussing organizing a union.

Tufts Students' Hunger Strike Seeks Justice and Jobs for Janitors

Five students at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., are continuing their hunger strike that began May 3 to protest the university’s plan to cut its janitorial staff by 17%, by firing one in six janitorial workers in early June.

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