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: , , , |

Customer behavior is driving pandemic distress for grocery store workers, report finds

Holiday shopping season is ramping up while COVID-19 cases are rising nationwide, presenting increased risk for essential retail workers—not just physically but mentally. A new report by University of Arizona researchers finds that 20% of Arizona grocery store workers surveyed have experienced severe levels of mental distress during the COVID-19 [...]

2020-12-16T16:52:46+00:00December 16th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Kroger withdraws from UFCW pension fund to start new variable plan

Kroger Co. ratified an agreement to withdraw from the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union-Industry Pension Fund and contribute to a new variable annuity pension plan, the company said. Similar agreements were ratified by Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. and Albertsons Cos. The tentative agreements were announced in July. [...]

2020-12-08T18:11:01+00:00December 8th, 2020|Tags: , , |

America’s Largest Food & Retail Union Calls on CDC for COVID-19 Vaccine Early Access for Essential Workers in Grocery, Meatpacking, and Food Processing on Frontlines of Pandemic as Infections Skyrocket

Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) – which represents 1.3 million food and retail workers – called on the CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to prioritize essential workers in grocery, meatpacking, and food processing for early COVID-19 vaccine access. Ahead of today’s ACIP meeting on vaccine distribution, [...]

2020-12-02T17:14:26+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , |

Union Announces COVID-19 Hazard Pay Deal for ShopRite Workers in Tri-State

Nearly 50,000 ShopRite grocery workers in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut will receive hazard pay after the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) reached an agreement with the grocery chain. The UFC, which represents 1.3 million food and retail workers, announced the deal Wednesday. The agreement with [...]

2020-11-30T17:33:48+00:00November 30th, 2020|Tags: , , |
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