UFCW Local 1459 News

UFCW Releases 2013 Congressional Scorecard

The UFCW has released a scorecard for the first session of the 113th Congress. Members of both the House and Senate were graded on a series of bills that impacted workers and their families. The House of Representatives scorecard included measures to gut workers’ rights, end the government shutdown, and reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

AFL-CIO Calls on the Obama Administration to Provide Deportation Relief

The AFL-CIO today called upon President Barack Obama to halt deportations that tear families apart from each other, and today the AFL-CIO sent the president a memo urging him to take swift action on the urgent needs of workers and immigrant communities.

UFCW Local 876 Rite Aid Pharmacy Workers Ratify a New Agreement

The contract guarantees 7% wage increases for all members over the course of the contract and also protects pension and health care benefits, and preserves all current holiday, vacation, and personal days.

April 16th Membership Meeting CANCELLED

Please note that the April 16th membership meeting has been cancelled.  The April 15th meeting will be held as scheduled.

The next membership meetings will be on Tuesday July 8th and Wednesday July 9th.

UFCW Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

This week, President Obama paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act during a visit to the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum in Austin, Texas.  The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin and paved the way for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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