UFCW Local 1459 News

Protecting the rights of all workers

As a hard-working union family, it’s important now more than ever that all members are treated equally and justly, both on the job and in their communities. Formed three year ago, UFCW OUTreach, working with locals like 655, is taking measures to ensure just that, as they have been on the cutting edge safeguarding LGBTQ rights and fighting for workplace protections for transgender members.

'Politicians Didn’t Create the Labor Movement, and...Won’t Destroy the Labor Movement'

This post originally appeared at the Kentucky State AFL-CIO.

Hundreds of union members who rallied at Kentucky’s Capitol against a trio of Republican union-busting bills surely knew the legislation was unstoppable.

They bundled up against biting cold and came anyway.

“At the end of the day, you still have to show up,” said DeLane Adams, AFL-CIO Southern region communications coordinator. “It’s important for politicians to see the faces of people who are going to be affected by what they do.”

Union Plus Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Apply online for the 2017 Union Plus Scholarship.
Deadline to apply: January 31, 2017

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to take your education to the next level, you won’t want to miss out on this year’s Union Plus Scholarship. For the past 25 years, Union Plus has distributed over 4 million scholarship dollars to working families.  Whether you’re going back to school or continuing with your studies, the Union Plus Scholarship program is there to help you make your dreams a reality.

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