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Trumka: 'Working People Are Taking Matters into Our Own Hands'

AFL‑CIO President Richard Trumka (UMWA) spoke to reporters Wednesday at The Christian Science Monitor breakfast, highlighting the wave of collective action sweeping the country. 

Historic Victory at Telemundo: Worker Wins

Our latest roundup of worker wins begins with a breakthrough contract for Spanish-speaking performers at Telemundo and includes numerous examples of working people organizing, bargaining and mobilizing for a better life.

One UFCW Local 324 member sent his daughter to college for free — now you can too

Yes, you really can get your degree for free.
 
Did you know UFCW members and their family members can earn an associate degree online from a public, accredited community college – with no out-of-pocket costs? Though it sounds too good to be true, the process is simple and can save thousands of dollars.

#RedForFeds

Today, in communities across the country, working people joined together in solidarity with the federal workers who make our country run. In the face of ruthless attacks on these public servants’ fundamental economic rights, AFGE is leading the fight to defend our unions.

Indianapolis Kroger store celebrates 100% UFCW membership

UFCW Local 700 members who work at the Kroger J1 store in Indianapolis celebrated their wall-to-wall union store status when the last nonmember at the store joined our union family in June.

UFCW Statement on the AG and Legal Workforce Act

Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), issued the following statement regarding the AG and Legal Workforce Act, H.R. 6417. This bill creates a new H-2C visa program that will expand the definition of an agricultural guestworker to include meat, poultry, shellfish and other food processing jobs.

“The so-called AG and Legal Workforce Act will destroy American jobs and put the safety of our food supply at significant risk.

TIME AND A HALF BEING PHASED OUT!

Governor Charlie Baker recently signed a bill into law that will phase out time and one half for Sundays and Holidays beginning as early as next year.
 
UFCW Locals 1459, 328, 791 and 1445 oppose the so-called “grand bargaining” designed to keep several progressive ballot questions off the November 2018 ballot including the “millionaire’s tax” that was ultimately defeated in the legislature.
 

SUPREME COURT VOTES AGAINST PUBLIC SECTOR UNION IN JANUS VS. AFSCME CASE!

On June 27th, 2018, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled against public sector labor unions arguing the collection of fees from non-union members violate First Amendment rights, overturning the 1977 decision that previously allowed such fees commonly known as Agency Fees.
 
 

UFCW members are improving health care jobs

UFCW members in New Jersey, Washington, and Minnesota are celebrating several recent hard-won achievements that are making jobs for health care professionals better one workplace at a time. Having a union contract at work means they have a say in their benefits and working conditions, which not only is better everyone at work, but over time the joint efforts of UFCW members all across the country help raise the standards for everyone in their industries. Well done, UFCW Local 21, 152, and 1189 members!

After Janus, Electrical Workers Show the Power is in Our Hands

The Supreme Court’s recent Janus decision was despicable, spitting in the face of decades of common-sense precedent. There’s no question about that.
 
But Janus is not the end of our fight.
 
Through every punch thrown at working people in our history—every wage-slashing boss, every union-busting law, every strike-breaking massacre—we have rallied together, stronger for our shared struggle.
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