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Work-Life Balance

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UFCW Local 653

You deserve a life outside of work.

You deserve a life outside your work. Whether it’s through paid time off for vacation, discounts on theme park tickets to have some fun, or the chance to pursue higher education, your union membership can help you have a good life outside of work. 

We think you deserve a break. When you’re a member of a union, your contract protects you when you need leave or take time off. Through our innovative programs like free college, language learning and recreational benefits, we also make sure you can make the most of your time off. Your union is there for you no matter what part of your life you’re in.

“When I saw UFCW was offering a Free College program…I learned how much my union really cares about helping members further their education, at no cost to us. This was an amazing opportunity for me to finally achieve what I started a long time ago.”

– Latoya Mathis, UFCW Local 75

But work can still control our existence. We need more predictable hours, better access to education and advancement for everybody and better leave to take care of our families in times of need. That’s why we’re not satisfied with the status quo and we continue to work to improve conditions for workers across the country. 

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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.

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