UFCW Local 1459 News

Every Super Bowl Football Starts in UFCW Hands

Super Bowl Sunday is an American tradition and the American ideals of hard work, excellent performance and durability under the toughest conditions are exemplified on and off the field. Those same qualities are exemplified by the craftsmanship of the ball used on the field. Manufactured entirely in the United States, these balls are tough to the core and made to precise specifications, starting with the Horween leather crafted by dedicated UFCW 1546 members at the historic Horween Leather Company, Chicago’s last remaining tannery.

UFCW Names Esther López New International Secretary-Treasurer

Today, the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Executive Board elected Esther López as the new International Secretary-Treasurer. The historic announcement reflects the commitment by the UFCW, as the largest private sector union with 1.3 million members, to building a diverse and strong union family.

Rank and File Bargaining Committee members Barbara and Tina leafleting Stop & Shop customers
Rank and File Bargaining Committee members Barbara and Tina leafleting Stop & Shop customers

Stop & Shop Negotiations Update 1/29/16

We have just completed this week’s negotiations (1/27, 1/28) with Stop & Shop. These negotiations continue to go at a very cautious pace, with each side continuing to exchange proposals and discuss matters of interest to both sides. We continue to bargain alongside the other New England Locals as well as with the rank and file committees.

We are still discussing non-economic issues, such as transfers, grievance and arbitration and holidays, etc. in an attempt to complete this before we move on to the more challenging issues of pension, wages and health and welfare.

Quest Diagnostics Workers Vote “Yes” to Join UFCW Local 135

Quest Diagnostics workers in San Diego voted to join UFCW Local 135. The workers join a growing movement of phlebotomist and lab technicians who have come together from the Northwest to the Southwest to raise standards in the health care industry.

El Super Grocery Workers and their Supporters Protest Recently Opened El Super Store in Pico Rivera

Community members and El Super workers rallied outside the chain’s newly opened El Super store in Pico Rivera yesterday. El Super has been under consumer boycott since December 2014, and its unionized workers have struck the company twice in protest of unfair labor practices.

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