Want to earn your GED?

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Every UFCW member can take GED classes for free.

UFCW members can take General Equivalency Diploma (GED) classes for free through Essential GED.

This GED program offers a customized learning plan, so that you’ll be able to successfully prepare yourself to pass the GED test, regardless of when you last went to school.

This program also allows you to study at your own pace – all classes are self-guided and can be completed from your phone or tablet.

If you are interested in using this benefit, please visit www.ufcw.org/ged. It may take a few days to verify your UFCW membership. However, once confirmed, you’ll receive an email that explains how to login and begin taking free online GED classes.

At this time, this benefit is only available to UFCW members and retirees.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the UFCW education helpdesk at education@ufcw.org.

STOP & SHOP NEGOTIATION UPDATE

April 4, 2019

Brothers and sisters:

The company is continuing to be unreasonable, so no progress was made yesterday.

The federal mediator has requested that all five Locals meet again this morning.

We will keep you updated. 

In solidarity,

Your UFCW Stop & Shop Negotiation Coalition

UFCW Local 328 Pres. Tim Melia, UFCW Local 919 Pres. Mark Espinosa, UFCW Local 1459 Pres. Tyrone Housey, UFCW 1445 Pres. Jeff Bollen,

UFCW Local 371 Pres. Tom Wilkinson

UFCW Local 1459 Stop & Shop Workers Authorize Strike

UFCW Local 1459 members gave unanimous support to authorize a strike against their employer, Stop & Shop supermarkets, owned by global retailing giant Ahold Delhaize, a profitable Dutch international company. The vote was taken Sunday morning amongst a very strong turnout of hundreds of Stop & Shop workers at the Castle of the Knights in Chicopee, MA. Local 1459 represents approximately 2,000 Stop & Shop workers in its Western Massachusetts stores.

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A message from Stop and Shop workers

PRESIDENT DAN CLIFFORD RETIRES!

On May 31, 2018 and after forty (40) years in the labor movement, President Dan Clifford officially retired!
 
His leadership and wisdom are immeasurable and cannot be easily replaced.  Like most labor leaders, Dan began his career as an organizer with the UFCW International Union.  In 1982, he was hired by Local 1459 where he soon became the union representative of our school bus division.  In 2003, Dan was appointed to Secretary-Treasurer of the Local and in 2010 appointed to President of Local 1459 with the retirement of Scott Macey.

SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL NURSES - OPEN CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

We will be negotiating with the City for the first time since May 16th and our ratification vote on May 30th.

This is an open meeting for all Springfield Union Nurses to participate in the negotiating process.

OPEN CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

DATE:  Monday, July 16th, 2018

TIME:  3:00 p.m.

PLACE:

UFCW LOCAL 1459
33 SPRINGFIELD STREET
SPRINGFIELD, MA

Please make every effort to attend this meeting and have your voice be heard!

INTERNAL JOB POSTING

Position

  • Junior person to fill the position of Office Clerk
  • Part-time, 5 hours per day, 25 hours a week
  • Monday- Friday, 8:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. or 12:00p.m. to 5:00pm

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or office administration certificate
  • Must be an active member of UFCW
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
  • Office experience preferred; however, most training done on the job
  • Computer Skills: Word processing documents, spreadsheets, input data and many other projects
  • Communication Skills: Receive incoming calls or other information that needs to get to the right people. Work closely with many people in the office and must speak clearly and have good people skills.
  • Customer Service: Speak to people outside the company including vendors and non-union workers
  • Organizational Skills: May have many different jobs or tasks at once. Keeping them organized and neat is important.

Salary

  • $19,500 per year
  • Comprehensive benefits package

How To Apply

  • Please email your resume, cover letter and to workers@ufcw1459.com or fax to (413) 732-5376
  • Only electronic applications will be excepted

2017 Annual Toy Drive

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Please consider bringing an unwrapped toy or monetary donation with you to the Steward’s Seminar to help us get started on this year’s SECOND ANNUAL TOY DRIVE. Our toy drive is to help those union families facing difficult times during the holiday season.

You can also drop off your donations at our office anytime up through December 12th.

Our office is located at

33 Eastland Street

Springfield, MA

OR call Dean Ethier at (781)603-7843 and he will be happy to pick up donations.

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