Learn a new language for free

 

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UFCW members can start learning Spanish, French, German, English, and/or  Mandarin today.

UFCW members can use this benefit to learn a foreign language for free online and at their own pace. All lessons are self-guided.

This member benefit can be used to learn Spanish, French, German, English, and/or Mandarin.

If you are interested in using this benefit, please visit www.ufcw.org/language. 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 foreign language lessons.

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.

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.

UFCW Discounts

UFCW Discounts

As a member of our UFCW family, not only do you get a contract that provides important benefits, like job security and quality, affordable health care—you are also eligible for a number of exclusive discount programs.

Don’t miss out on discounts! This is in addition to the Union Plus Discount Program, doubling the number of discounts you can receive.

Some of the great discounts and benefits include:

Theme Parks
Flowers & Gifts
Insurance
Water Parks
Child Care
Financial
Magazines
Travel
Pets
Local Coupons
Hotels
Home
Wellness
Car Rentals
Family
City Attractions
Tickets
Education
Groceries
Auto
Food & Grocery
Electronics
Apparel
Restaurants

Local 1459 Stop & Shop Workers Vote Unanimously to Approve New Contract

After winning a historic strike against corporate giant Ahold Delhaize, UFCW Local 1459 Stop & Shop workers voted unanimously to approve a tentative agreement with the company. The strike, which lasted 11 days and crippled Ahold’s sales, was a huge victory for workers across the country looking to fight back against eroding pay and benefits as business behemoths pad their bloated profit margins.

The ratification vote, fittingly held on May Day, 2019 was attended by approximately 300 workers and held at the Knights of Columbus hall in Chicopee, MA. Local 1459 President, Tyrone Housey, came up from the ranks as a Stop & Shop worker starting in 1988. Housey discussed each line item with the members and offer some perspective on how the parties reached an agreement on each issue.

As the strike took its toll on Stop & Shop and with the Easter holiday quickly approaching, negotiations took a dramatic turn as the parties began to find common ground and agreement. Housey told members that their solidarity on the strike lines combined with the customers’ overwhelmingly support of the workers is what made the difference.

Some of the key provisions of the agreement by the new agreements include:

Health & Welfare

  • All Stop & Shop members will continue to have access to affordable & quality healthcare that maintains eligibility for spouses

Sunday Premium Pay

  • There will be no freeze or reduction in Sunday premium pay for full or part-time members

Sick Time, Personal Days Paid Holidays

  • There will be no reduction in sick time, personal days, or paid holidays for any current or future Stop & Shop member

Pensions

  • All pensions will be maintained and fully funded

Wages

  • All Stop & Shop members’ wages will have a guaranteed pathway to earn above the state’s minimum wage
  • An increase in rate when moving from part-time to full-time

Housey concluded by telling members to be ready for the next contract fights which is less than 3 years away.

Local 1459 will be holding a celebration for all Local 1459 union members at a location and time to be determined. We hope to see you there and come together to celebrate our unity and strength!

UFCW Welcomes Vireo Health Workers in Maryland to Union Family

On March 22, workers at Vireo Health’s Maryland Medical Solutions in Hurlock, Md., voted to join UFCW Local 27 to ensure they receive the good pay and benefits they have earned. Vireo Health’s Maryland Medical Solutions is a physician-led, patient-focused medical cannabis grower and processor.

A Just, Inclusive and Sustainable Economy

This week, labor leaders from across the country descended on New Orleans to map out the path ahead for our movement. From trade and public education to equal pay and paid leave to back pay for federal contract workers and bargaining power for all, the AFL-CIO Executive Council tackled the issues that will define working people’s fight for economic justice in 2019 and beyond.

Tax discounts for UFCW members

Did you know your UFCW membership gives you access to a number of money saving coupons and discounts? Right now, UFCW members can save up to $20 on TurboTax Federal Products.

UFCW members save 15% with AT&T

AT&T is the only nationwide unionized wireless carrier. When you choose AT&T, you support the nearly 150,000 union members employed there.

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