Coalition Targets Supermarket Giants with Proposed Legislation to Safeguard Workers, Shoppers

By Geeta Pillai Source: BNN Breaking In a bold move that could reshape the U.S. grocery industry, a coalition comprising UFCW Local unions and Attorneys General from nine states has launched an initiative aimed at halting the proposed mega merger between supermarket behemoths Kroger and Albertsons. This action is rooted [...]

2024-04-01T08:16:16-07:00March 30th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

New agreement ratified for almost 26,000 workers at Loblaw-owned stores in Ontario

Source: Vancouver is Awesome The United Food & Commercial Workers union says workers have ratified a collective agreement with Loblaw Cos. Ltd. covering almost 26,000 grocery store workers across Ontario. The agreement with two UFCW locals covers workers at 121 stores under the Loblaw Great Food, Real Canadian Superstore and [...]

2024-01-02T08:43:59-08:00December 22nd, 2023|Tags: , , |

UFCW throws support behind proposed grant program protecting supply chain workers

By Peyton Bigora Source: Grocery Dive The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union released a statement Tuesday showing support for a new bill that would create a stabilization grant program for grocery, farm and food workers. Proposed by Sens. Sherrod Brown in the Senate and Rep. Nikki Budzinski in the [...]

2023-12-15T10:59:06-08:00December 13th, 2023|Tags: , |

UFCW unions ratify new contracts with Loblaw, Sobeys

By Russell Redman Source: Winsight Grocery Business Three United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union locals in Western Canada—in the wake of strike mandates—have ratified new collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) with Loblaw Cos. and Sobeys Inc., Canada’s two largest grocers. UFCW Local 832 on Sunday voted overwhelmingly in favor of [...]

2023-10-26T15:13:38-07:00October 23rd, 2023|Tags: , , |

Hormel, union workers agree to new contract

Source: Austin Daily Herald On Wednesday, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), which represents 1.3 million essential workers in grocery, meatpacking, retail, and other essential industries across North America, ratified a new contract with Hormel Foods Corp. The new contract touches on a wage increase as well [...]

2023-10-12T09:13:17-07:00October 12th, 2023|Tags: , |

UFCW Statement on Aldi Winn-Dixie Merger

Source: UFCW Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), which represents 1.3 million essential workers in grocery, meatpacking, retail, and other essential industries across North America, released the following statement following the announcement of a merger between southeastern retail grocers, Aldi, Winn-Dixie, and Harveys Supermarket. UFCW International [...]

2023-08-23T09:06:55-07:00August 23rd, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Labor Union Urges Biden To End Marijuana Prohibition, Protect Workers, Prevent Monopolies

Source: Breaking Now A labor union wants the Biden administration to end federal marijuana prohibition and implement policies to protect cannabis workers and prevent industry monopolies. Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), addressed a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and U.S. Health [...]

2023-06-30T23:29:51-07:00June 30th, 2023|Tags: , , |

UFCW Union Pension Trustees Demand Albertsons Delay $4B Dividend Pending Fulfillment of Pension Obligations

Source: Street Insider Pension Trustees representing United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Locals 5, 8, 480 and 648 in Northern California and Hawaii demand Albertsons delay an anticipated $4 billion dividend to shareholders. The UFCW Trustees seek this delay until such time as all pension obligations are assessed and fulfilled. [...]

2022-11-04T16:13:37-07:00November 4th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

CA Legislature Extends Essential COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave to Workers

Source: UFCW Western States Council Today, the California Labor Federation, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council came together to applaud the California Legislature’s passage of AB 152/SB 136 to extend COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave to essential workers [...]

Senate Sends Bill Preventing Employers From Discriminating Against Cannabis Users to Governor’s Desk

Source: UFCW Western States Council Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council applauded the California State Senate’s passage of AB 2188 (Quirk), which would prohibit employers from discriminating against employees who use cannabis off the job and away from the worksite by using out-dated urine testing [...]

2022-08-30T16:32:50-07:00August 30th, 2022|Tags: , , , |
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