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This Labor Day UFCW and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Celebrate Their Partnership to End Blood Cancer

LightTheNight_072809_0012Shortly after Labor Day, September 6th will mark the beginning of Blood Cancer Awareness month–and is a reminder to us why the partnership between the UFCW and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is so important.

Working together since 1983, the UFCW has helped raise over $60 million dollars for LLS through charity golf tournaments, auctions, bottle drives and a range of other events, all of which has gone towards the development of lifesaving drugs and working toward the shared goal of a world without blood cancers and achieving their mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. Many UFCW staff, local union leadership, and rank and file members also greatly enjoy participating in the LLS Light the Night walk, as well as the Team in Training campaign.

Together in this special partnership, LLS and UFCW are truly helping blood cancer patients live better, longer lives.

For blood cancer awareness month, the LLS is attempting to raise $300,000 in 30 days. Please consider helping us get them to their goal by donating today. You can find free information and more info about support services and the LLS’s lifesaving blood cancer research around the world by going to http://www.lls.org/.

 

 

UFCW Statement on Market Basket Sale

UFCWnewsWASHINGTON, D.C. – Joe Hansen, International President of the UFCW, Richard Charette, UFCW International Vice President and President of UFCW Local 1445, and Dave Fleming, President of UFCW Local 328, today released the following joint statement in response to the sale of Market Basket.

“Market Basket workers have secured the return of their preferred corporate leader by standing together in unprecedented collective actions. These workers showed that the real value of any company is not held in stocks, but in the dedication and hard work of its workforce.

“Market Basket workers and their families have made tremendous sacrifices, and proved that when they stand together, they have the power to move mountains.

“The members of our union have stood in solidarity with Market Basket workers, from rallies to raising a solidarity fund to help laid-off workers. As Market Basket workers negotiate the terms of their return to work, we will continue to offer our solidarity and our support.”

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The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) represents more than 1.3 million workers, primarily in the retail and meatpacking, food processing and poultry industries. The UFCW protects the rights of workers and strengthens America’s middle class by fighting for health care reform, living wages, retirement security, safe working conditions and the right to unionize so that working men and women and their families can realize the American Dream. For more information about the UFCW’s effort to protect workers’ rights and strengthen America’s middle class, visit www.ufcw.org, or join our online community at www.facebook.com/UFCWinternational and www.twitter.com/ufcw.