UFCW Local 1459 News

Statement from UFCW International President Marc Perrone on News of Target Wage Increase

Marc Perrone, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), today released the following statement about the news reports on Target’s wage increase and the collective gains secured by workers in the retail industry.

Union Members and Community Leaders Come Out to Demand an Apology From Scott Walker in New Hampshire

On Saturday, March 14th hundreds of union members and community leaders held a rally at Concord High School to demand an apology from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Governor Walker has a long history of supporting policies that hurt working families, policies such as the recently passed Right to Work bill in Wisconsin.

Healthcare Workers Vote “Union Yes!” to Join UFCW Local 1189

Healthcare workers at United Pioneer Home in Luck, Wis., voted “Union Yes” in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board. Workers showed their strong support for having a union voice and joined UFCW Local 1189. Dignity, respect, and a voice on the job were among the reasons the workers felt they needed to belong to a union.

Tentative Deal Reached in Oil Strike

The United Steelworkers (USW) have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract with Shell Oil Co., the union announced Thursday. The deal will serve as a pattern agreement for the rest of the industry. USW members at several refineries struck on Feb. 1, and the strike grew to include about 7,000 workers at 15 sites across the country.

Local & National Leaders Demand Justice for New York City Car Wash Workers

Today, in an act of civil disobedience, top leaders of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) , as well as local elected and community leaders were arrested as part of a demonstration in support of the rights of car wash workers in New York City. Those arrested included UFCW International President Marc Perrone and UFCW Executive Vice President Stuart Appelbaum.

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