Press Releases

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August 3, 2016

Poultry Jobs Must Be Safe Jobs

UFCW Applauds OSHA for Helping Poultry Workers Stand Up for Safer Work Conditions Washington, D.C. – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the primary union for poultry workers, released the following statement in response to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) finding of nearly two dozen health and safety violations at Pilgrim’s […]

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July 26, 2016

“We’re With Her!”: New 2016 National Ad Campaign Launches During DNC

Real hard-working Americans highlight the issues that matter in this election, why they choose to stand with Secretary Clinton For Immediate Release: July 26, 2016  Contact: Omar Martinez, (202) 721-8143 Washington, D.C. – Today, a powerful new national television ad campaign highlights the concerns of hard-working families as well as the issues that will […]

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July 21, 2016

New 2016 Ad Campaign Launches During Trump’s Final Night of Republican Convention

Real Hard-Working Americans Highlight the Issues, Stark Choice in 2016 Election: Donald Trump or a Better America Washington, D.C. – Today, a stirring national television ad that highlights the defining issues and striking choice that hard-working Americans face in this election was released by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International union. In the […]

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July 18, 2016

After Continued Violence, UFCW Calls for National Summit on Justice

Public Letter in New York Times Calls on Leaders to Convene, Media to Broadcast a National Conversation Washington, D.C. – With acts of violence against police officers and African Americans shaking our nation, today the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union placed an open letter in the New York Times calling for a […]

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July 8, 2016

UFCW Calls on Leaders to Make Choice: Act Now or Continue to Allow More Senseless Violence

“Hate, indifference and injustice is dividing and taking the lives of Americans” Washington, D.C. – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union President  and co-chair of the AFL-CIO Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice Marc Perrone made the following statement on the horrific shootings this week in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas: […]

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June 14, 2016

UFCW Member Explains Why Working Women Win With a Union

Story shared in front of 5,000 at White House United State of Women Summit    Washington, D.C. – Today, Ariana Davis, a United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) member from Local 21 in Seattle, Washington, shared the stage with President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Oprah at the White […]

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May 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton Meets with Retail Workers at UFCW Conference

In sit down with Sec. Clinton, retail workers talk about organizing and their fight for fair work practices  (LAS VEGAS, NV) – Today, Secretary Hillary Clinton met with hard-working retail workers from across the industry to discuss the  issues impacting them, their families, and co-workers.  During the meeting, the workers talked about their day-to-day challenges, […]

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May 13, 2016

“Exceptions are primarily in plants that have unions…” 

Oxfam reports unionized poultry workers have better workplace protection; non-unionized poultry workers in Pampers – Yesterday’s Washington Post Wonk Blog post “I had to wear Pampers’: The cruel reality the people who bring you cheap chicken allegedly endure,” highlighted inhuman working conditions within the poultry industry, as documented by a new Oxfam report. The United […]

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April 27, 2016

What Work Does to a Person

Union President Statement for Workers Memorial Day Washington, D.C. – Today Marc Perrone, International President of the UFCW released the following statement in advance of Workers Memorial Day – April 28th. “Work can do amazing things for a person,” said UFCW President Marc Perrone. “But, we also know what work can do to a person physically. […]

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April 5, 2016

One Thousand March Through South Los Angeles in Support of Respect and a Fair Union Contract for El Super Grocery Workers

—March coincides with El Super’s parent company -Grupo Comercial Chedraui- Board of Directors meeting in Mexico— Los Angeles— On Monday, April 4, El Super grocery workers represented by the UFCW marched together with more than 1,000 supporters -through the streets of South Los Angeles- to demand respect and a fair contract. The march coincided with […]

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