UFCW Local 1459 News

UFCW 1459 Stands with Foreclosure Victim

No One Leaves protest at the home of Alex Richardson, UFCW Local 1459 member August 22, 2014. Springfield, MA police help forcibly evict 61 year old Alex Richardson from his home of over 30 years at the request of Wells Fargo. Alex is a retired Springfield firefighter who is currently a substitute teacher for the Springfield Public Schools and a member of UFCW Local 1459.

Walmart Workers & UFCW Region 1 Deliver Petitions in Support of Fair Wages and Full Time Work

This month, following the New York/New Jersey District Council Meeting, UFCW Local 152 members and Region 1 leaders joined Walmart workers for a store action in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Leading Massachusetts Healthcare Providers Endorse Earned Sick Time Ballot Question

Four of Massachusetts’ leading healthcare providers—Boston Children’s Hospital, Partners HealthCare, Boston Medical Center, and Steward Health Care—today endorsed Question 4 on November’s ballot, which would ensure access to earned sick time for hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts families.

Aurora Products Workers Win Election for Union Representation at Plant

Orange, Conn. – On Wednesday, October 8, 175 workers at Aurora Products, a natural food processing company in Orange, Conn. voted to join the 9,000 member strong United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 371 (UFCW Local 371) based in Westport, Conn.

IKEA Workers Gather Thousands of Signatures From Across the Globe in Petition for Full-Time Hours

Last week, IKEA workers converged on the North American headquarters of IKEA to deliver a petition asking the company to invest in their American workers. The petition, started by workers at a Seattle Ikea store, had been signed by nearly 6,000 IKEA workers and customers with international support from 101 different countries.

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