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.
Members from UFCW Locals 8GS, 135, 324, 770, 1167, 1428, and 1442, have ratified a new three year agreement with the grocery chain Food 4 Less. The previous contract expired June 8 and workers were prepared to take a strike vote if necessary.
UFCW International President Joe Hansen and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten have teamed up in an Op-ed featured in the Huffington Postto warn about an epidemic that has been spreading across the country: the Walmart-ization of our schools and classrooms.
For the past few months, it’s been hard to escape news about the unprecedented actions of employees at the New England grocery chain Market Basket, who risked their jobs to stand up for their ousted CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas.
Joe Hansen, International President of the UFCW, Richard Charette, UFCW International Vice President and President of UFCW Local 1445, and Dave Fleming, President of UFCW Local 328, today released the following joint statement in response to the sale of Market Basket.