UFCW Local 1459 News

Mass. AFL-CIO Gompers Educational Conference Inspires

Union leaders and activists from across Massachusetts came together from May 20th through May 22nd to reflect on the current labor movement and political environment.   Massachusetts AFL-CIO President Steven Tolman called union leaders to action saying, " The labor movement has faced highly organized forces bent on our destruction at multiple junctures in our history...And each time we harnessed our creativity and courage, our passion for justice and our solidarity to retool."

LabCorp Workers Vote Union “Yes” with the Support of UFCW Locals 1167 and 1428

Last week, LabCorp phlebotomists voted to join UFCW Locals 1167 and 1428. The 40 workers are located in seven locations across Southern California. The phlebotomists work in either off-site lab testing facilities, clinics, or doctor offices. LabCorp workers decided to come together and join a union for better wages, working conditions, and improved safety measures. Negotiations are expected to begin in July or August.

UFCW Constituency Groups Hold Summit to Strategize for the Future

On May 11-13, all four of the UFCW constituency groups held a summit to lay out goals and strategize new organizational plans for the next few years. More than 20 members attended the summit to represent the different groups which include the UFCW Women’s Network, United Latinos, UFCW Minority Coalition, and UFCW OUTreach.

Walmart Worker-Shareholder Reacts to Q1 Earnings Report

Overview of Walmart’s first quarter sales report:

  •     WMT reports 1st quarter results below expectations
  •     EPS was $1.03 vs an expected $1.05; revenue was $114 billion vs an expected $116.2 billion
  •     Same store sales of 1.1% at WMT US and just 0.4% at Sam’s Club were below the 1.5% gain expected for both segments
  •     Promised investments in labor were disappointing, and amounted to less than analysts had expected for the quarter

UFCW President Perrone: Hard-Working Americans Have Sent a Message Loud and Clear—No TPP

Marc Perrone, International President of the 1.3 million member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), today released the following statement after the Senate failed to advance fast track legislation.

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