UFCW Local 1459 News

Marc Perrone Elected President of 1.3 Million Member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

Today, Marc Perrone, a labor leader who has committed four decades to fighting for hard working families, was elected International President of the 1.3 million member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW).

FEDERAL LABOR BOARD JUDGE: Walmart Violated Workers’ Rights

A National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge issued a sweeping decision yesterday against Walmart for its illegal actions against workers at two California stores. The judge is ordering Walmart to immediately stop making intimidating comments to workers who are part of OUR Walmart, the national organization of Walmart workers calling for better jobs at the company.  Six workers will also have illegal disciplinary actions removed from their records for time that they were on strike.

UFCW Local 400 Shoppers Workers Ratify New Agreement

Last week, UFCW Local 400 members working at Shoppers Food & Pharmacy overwhelmingly ratified a new, three-year collective bargaining agreement that increases their wages and maintains their health and retirement security.

"Black Friday Protests Come to Mass. Walmarts"-The Boston Globe

Labor leaders, community activists, and women's rights advocates from across the nation came together on Black Friday to stand up to unfair working conditions and poverty level wages at Walmart. Activists used one of the busiest shopping days of the year to deliver letters to Walmart managers, hand out flyers, and stage rallies to let Walmart know that they do not support the treatment of Walmart employees. All across the country these protests were successful in spreading awareness about Walmart's unfair treatment of its workers. To read a Boston Globe article about the Black Friday Walmart protests please click here.

Community Stands Behind Fired Walmart Worker
Community Stands Behind Fired Walmart Worker

Community Stands Behind Fired Walmart Worker

Unions, community groups and individuals gathered in front of the Walmart store in Chicopee last Friday to show their support for fourteen year Walmart veteran Windy Edick to help her get her job back. She says she was fired for no good reason and it was likely due to her union activity.

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