A proud union family.
1.3 million hard-working men and women are building better lives through the UFCW both on and off the job.
Better wages, better benefits, schedules that give working people control over their lives, and safe and just workplaces are what is possible when we all stand together.
Better wages let you build the kind of life you’ve earned, one where you can support those you love and plan your future responsibly.
Better benefits give you the peace of mind of knowing you can see a doctor if you need to, or can have a day off with a sick child when you need one.
And better schedules give you the ability to spend time with friends and family or attend classes so you can pursue your dreams.
UFCW organizes around these industries.
Our members work at your favorite grocery chains—like Kroger (including Fred Meyer, Ralphs and King Soopers), Albertsons (including Safeway, Vons, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Cars, Pavilion, Acme, Shaw’s, Star, Jewel-Osco and Lucky), Supervalu (Cub Foods, Rainbow, and Shoppers Food)—and our processing facilities make some of our most iconic foods.
If you’ve filled a prescription at CVS or Rite Aid, or bought back-to-school clothes at Macy’s, Bloomingdales, or H&M, there is a pretty good chance a UFCW member was there to help you and ring you up.
Packing & Processing
Whether you like pork, beef, or chicken, more than 70% of the beef and 60% of the pork consumed in the US is processed by our members at UFCW-represented packing plants.
In fact, whether it’s Campbell’s soup, Welch’s jelly, Kraft mac and cheese, or Quaker Oats—it’s the hard work of UFCW members behind the scenes that helps put some of our nation’s favorite foods on the kitchen table.
Improving on-the-job safety for members and negotiating strong contracts with good wages, benefits and job protections are the priorities the International Chemical Workers Union Council pursues to best represent members in the chemical industry.
UFCW members in the cannabis industry work predominantly in dispensaries, coffee shops, bakeries, patient identification centers, hydroponics stores, and growing and training facilities. We have been a key leader in coalitions and advocacy groups that work for real change at all levels of policy and have been instrumental in working to advocate for the good jobs provided by the medical cannabis industry.
The Distillery, Wine and Allied Workers Division represents UFCW members engaged in the production, sales, and warehouse distribution of spirits and wine concentrated in the northeast, southeast, and west coast of the United States.
Your Friends and Neighbors.
UFCW members provide the ingredients for daily life to tens of millions of families all across America and Canada.
At the Store
Our members work at your favorite grocery and retails stores—like Kroger, Ralphs, Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Supervalu, CVS, Rite Aid, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, and H&M—just to name a few.
On the Table
Whether it’s Campbell’s soup, Welch’s jelly, Kraft mac and cheese, or Quaker Oats—UFCW members work hard behind the scenes to make sure the foods you love are prepared safely with care and expertise.
In the Community
From organizing community food drives to negotiating with employers to improve working conditions, we know together we can make a difference and improve the lives of those around us.