UFCW Local 1459 News

Protecting the Safety and Health of Poultry-Processing Workers

For some workers, a simple trip to the bathroom could result in the loss of a job.

Local 1995 Kroger Workers Ratify New Contract

On July 1, Kroger workers who are members of UFCW Local 1995 ratified a new contract. The contract covers 12,000 Kroger workers in middle and east Tennessee, north Alabama, and south Kentucky.

The new contract includes wage increases and affordable health care, maintains the employee pension fund, and revises tiers for pay, vacation and holidays.

In NYT Ad, UFCW International Calls for Summit on Justice

The following text appears in a full page ad in Monday’s New York Times:

It is during times of horrific tragedy that we are tested as a nation.

The deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of those sworn to protect are the latest shocking examples of a justice system that is broken. A system in which the lives of too many African Americans are needlessly cut down, families are destroyed, and communities are torn apart.

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