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.

K&P Carwasheros Ignore Intimidation, Organize Instead

Despite attempts by both the ownership of the K&P Car Wash and the Association of Car Wash Owners to intimidate them, workers at the K&P Car Wash in New York voted to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), an affiliate of the United Food and Commercial Workers. K&P becomes the ninth car wash to unionize since a campaign was launched in 2012.

UFCW President Hansen Statement on the Mother of Michael Brown

Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), today released the following statement regarding UFCW member Lesley McSpadden whose son Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.

UFCW Gold Internship Recap

The GOLD Internship Program came to a close last week at a final debrief in Chicago. Thirty six interns reflected upon their four week action projects and planned for how they could be effective activists when they return to their local unions. Action projects took place all across the country.

MASSACHUSETTS AFL-CIO ENDORSES AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION BOYCOTT OF STAPLES

ASKS WORKING FAMILIES NOT TO SHOP AT STAPLES DURING BOYCOTT

MALDEN, MA, ISSUED AUGUST 13TH, 2014…On Monday August 11th, the Massachusetts AFL-CIO Executive Council unanimously voted to join the National AFL-CIO, the American Federations of Teachers and thousands of other working families in endorsing the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) boycott of Staples, Inc., an office supply chain store.

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