Grocery worker COVID-19 infections, deaths rise: UFCW report

By Russell Redman Source: Supermarket News Grocery worker COVID-19 infections and deaths have surged in recent weeks despite steady gains in vaccinations nationwide, according to United Food and Commercial Workers International (UFCW). Since March 1, the number of grocery workers infected or exposed to coronavirus has climbed 24%, while deaths from [...]

2021-05-13T15:04:18+00:00April 26th, 2021|Tags: , |

Federal Court Throws Out Dangerous Trump USDA Pork Line Speed Rule in Major Victory for Essential Meatpacking Workers

Source: UFCW Today, United Food and Commercial Workers International (UFCW) and Public Citizen announced a major victory for workers in America’s pork industry, with a federal district court in Minneapolis ruling that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) acted unlawfully when it eliminated limits on the speeds at which plants run their slaughter lines, [...]

2021-05-13T15:04:22+00:00April 1st, 2021|Tags: , , |

UFCW calls for expedited vaccine access, hazard pay for frontline food workers

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), which represents 1.3 million frontline essential workers, called on leading grocery retailer and local and federal government to expedite vaccine access for frontline food workers, while applauding the new wave of local hazard pay measures in at least 15 cities in the United States. “COVID-19 [...]

2021-02-10T23:18:38+00:00February 10th, 2021|Tags: , |

Quebec grocery union, management work to untangle expected curfew complications

A union representing thousands of food-store employees was meeting with management Wednesday afternoon to figure out how those workers will be able to travel legally as Legault government announced a curfew as part of its lockdown strategy. The curfew begins at 8 p.m. Saturday. That would leave many employees in [...]

2021-01-07T18:38:28+00:00January 7th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

UFCW Calls on Albertsons to Halt Effort to Eliminate Jobs of Essential Grocery Workers Vital to Food Access for Millions Amid COVID Surge

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), which represents 1.3 million frontline workers — including over 141,000 California workers — condemned a new report that Albertsons plans to fire grocery delivery drivers at its Vons and Pavilions stores in California. The news comes as California confronts rapidly spiraling COVID-19 outbreaks across the state with hospitals overwhelmed by [...]

2021-01-05T23:00:01+00:00January 5th, 2021|Tags: , , |

UFCW, Meat Institute Ask Governors to Prioritize Vaccinations

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) has joined with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) to urge all 50 U.S. governors to prioritize COVID-19 vaccinations for frontline meat and poultry workers. In a joint letter to governors, UFCW and the Meat Institute emphasized that quickly vaccinating the [...]

2020-12-28T16:34:08+00:00December 28th, 2020|Tags: , , , |
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