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Take Part in a Great Cause and Join a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk

 

LLSShareUFCW members all across the country are excited for the 2015 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Light the Night Walks. We hope you will consider joining us this year at this great event.

Light the Night Walks happen in communities all across the country. During these evening walks, participants carry illuminated lanterns – white for survivors, red for supporters, and gold in memory of loved ones lost to blood cancer. The walks are inspirational and memorable for all involved.

Funds raised by your team will go towards discovering breakthrough therapies and cures for people suffering from blood cancers like Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and Myeloma.

This year, we have a Light the Night website just for the UFCW. As we begin to form our Light the Night Walk teams, please make sure to visit http://pages.lightthenight.org/2015/ufcw.

Here you can:

  • Find a Light the Night Walk that is near you
  • Register your Local Union’s Light the Night team
  • Set up your team’s fundraising page

To get started, talk to your local to see if there is already a Light the Night team. If not, ask about forming one and make sure your local’s team is registered on the UFCW Light the Night page. After your team is registered, you can recruit walkers and send them to your team page to register.

The UFCW Light the Night website will track our fundraising progress as well as keep a list of the top-performing UFCW locals and fundraisers. So be sure to check it often.

For more information about the LLS, please visit www.LLS.org.

 

Support America, Support Unions–Your UFCW-Made Fourth of July Shopping List!

Shop-Union-July-4This Independence Day, aside from sporting red, white, and blue, show your patriotism by supporting union jobs. If you’re shopping for a 4th of July BBQ, we’ve got a handy shopping list full of products made by UFCW brothers and sisters across the country.

And if you have to run to the store on the 4th, be sure to shop union and thank the men and women who are working this holiday!

Drinks:

  • Barq’s Rootbeer
  • Coke products
  • Sprite products
  • Bud Light

Hot Dogs:

  • Ball Park
  • Boar’s Head
  • Foster Farms
  • Hebrew National
  • Hofmann
  • Oscar Mayer
  • Hormel
  • Nathan’s

Sausages:

  • Gianelli
  • Kroger Brand

Condiments and Buns:

  • French’s and Guldens Mustard
  • Heinz Ketchup and Catsup
  • Sara Lee Buns

Ice Cream:

  • Breyers
  • Good Humor

 

New Report Says Virtual Labor Organizing Could Be Key In Organizing New Workers

Virtual Organizing

The Century Foundation has a new report suggesting that virtual labor organizing could be the key to getting a new generation of workers to join unions.

According to the report, “Organizing a union through the use of online tools would allow employees to band together in a more organic, grassroots effort that does not require outside help to get things started. The goal of virtual organizing would be to innovate and experiment with a new platform that is faster, homegrown, and simplified for workers to gain influence at work. Given how much today’s workers rely on information technology to do their jobs, there might be significant receptivity to this new online tool.”

The virtual online organizing tool would work through a new, state-of-the-art virtual platform that would allow average employees in workplaces across the country to organize and join a labor union with much more ease. A well-designed platform would avoid many of the roadblocks that employers often throw down when they see efforts to organize.

The platform would provide an interactive, step-by-step process so that employees know what to expect at each stage, and how to handle hurdles that may arise. It would be designed to help workers engage with other employees as well as form an organizing committee, create instructions for beginning and carrying on all facets of the organizing campaign, automatically file petitions and forms with the NLRB upon the show of sufficient support, and it would even offer model agreements on issues such as wages, benefits, scheduling policies, and health and retirement plans.