UFCW Local 1459 News

Black History Month: Remembering Russell R. Lasley and the UPWA

This Black History month, we celebrate the life and legacy of United Packinghouse Workers of America (UPWA) Vice-President Russell R. Lasley (1914-1989). Lasley was an officer in UPWA Local 46 in Waterloo, Iowa. He got his start working at The Rath Packing Co. and rose to become one of the central figures in the American civil rights movement.  Lasley was a vice president of the international union for more than 20 years, remaining after the UPWA merged with the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen where he became director of the merged union’s civil rights department.

UFCW Members Make Valentine’s Day Happen

As with many holidays, the members of our hard-working union family help make Valentine’s Day happen for members of their communities and people across the country.

Working People's Day of Action Massachusetts

America needs union jobs.

On February 26th, thousands of working people in Massachusetts will join a national movement as they speak out for good, union jobs.
We are rising up to protect the freedom of working people to join unions for a better life.

BCTGM Nabisco Fight Sees Victories, Campaign Continues

"Breaking Faith: Outsourcing and the Damage Done to our Communities. How the corporation that owns Oreo broke promise after promise to working people and consumers while lining their executives’ pockets with cash."

Hotel Workers Say #MeToo and Fight Back

As the #MeToo movement surges across the nation, working women are finding power in their union to speak out and fight back against sexual harassment and assault on the job. In the hospitality industry, housekeepers have been pursuing protections for years, and their union, UNITE HERE, has been shedding light on their struggle.

Syndicate content