How unions make work better
"When the UFCW offered me the chance to start a 2-year program to become a certified butcher, it was an incredible opportunity, and I didn’t hesitate. That’s the difference the UFCW makes. It rewards our hard work."
Domico Kelly UFCW Local 21
Issues UFCW fights for
Better wages and benefits
Union workers earn 13% more than nonunion workers, here’s how we do it.
From unpredictable schedules to the pressures of the gig economy, workers are facing more strain than ever on their personal lives. We believe there is a better way.
Fair scheduling and leave
Time off for you, school, family or your community - fair scheduling makes it happen.
Access to affordable health care
94% of union workers are covered by high-quality workplace healthcare.
Keeping workers safe
No one should be injured at work, that’s why the UFCW is a national leader in the fight for safer workplaces.
Real job security
You shouldn’t be able to be fired or disciplined for no reason. That’s why forming a union or joining the one in your workplace guarantees that you have real job security.
Equal rights and workplace diversity
Union contracts provide additional rights that help makes sure you have a fair playing field for success at work.
Improving public health
Prioritizing health care and public health keeps our workers and communities healthy and safe. Nobody can afford to be without them.
Technology and the future of work
The face of work is changing - how do we respond and what can we do?
The right to retire
Your years of hard work should be rewarded with a safe and secure retirement.
We’re all in this together - that’s why we give back to our communities and build not just a better workplace but a better place to live.
What can a union do for you?Union 101
Organize your workplace
Are you and your coworkers ready to negotiate together for bigger paychecks, stronger benefits and better lives? If you are, the steps to joining the UFCW are simple.