Stop & Shop workers vote to approve contract

Stop & Shop workers have approved a new contract, following an 11-day strike last month that crippled New Englandʼs largest and only fully unionized supermarket chain. Five United Food & Commercial Workers locals in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut representing 31,000 workers voted on the proposal over the course of [...]

2019-05-02T11:39:34+00:00May 2nd, 2019|Tags: , |

Federal mediator called in to speed up grocery-union talks

A federal mediator has been asked to help move along contract talks between Southern California’s three major supermarket chains and the union that represents most of the workers in their stores. Leaders of the United Food and Commercial Workers met with representatives from Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs for two days [...]

2019-04-08T15:34:39+00:00April 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Cannabis call centre workers vote to unionize

Ontario Cannabis Store call centre workers have voted unanimously to unionize in a drive that put fair hours, scheduling and job security at centre stage, according to the United Food and Commercial Workers union. Around 20 Toronto-based employees of Line One Contact Centres, which provides call centre services to the [...]

2019-03-13T15:39:28+00:00March 13th, 2019|Tags: , |

Poultry industry request to speed up inspection lines lays an egg

The Trump administration has rejected a petition from the chicken industry to speed up poultry inspection lines, cheering public-health advocates who warned that a line-speed increase would harm workers and food safety. The National Chicken Council asked the USDA in September to let meatpackers operating under a new inspection system to [...]

2018-01-31T18:02:08+00:00January 31st, 2018|Tags: , , , |

UFCW Opposes Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, which represents retail workers, sent a letter to antitrust enforcers on Monday warning about the dangers of Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods both to workers and consumers. The union, which does not represent Whole Foods employees but 800,00 clerks and other workers at [...]

2017-07-18T15:56:10+00:00July 18th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Grocery strike averted: Workers reach tentative deal with Ralphs and Albertsons

Southern California grocery workers have reached a tentative labor agreement with the Ralphs and Albertsons chains. The move averts the immediate threat of a strike that could have roiled some of the region’s largest supermarket chains. Rick Icaza, the president of United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 770, said [...]

2016-08-05T16:29:32+00:00August 5th, 2016|Tags: , |