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UFCW & COVID-19

UFCW continues to support our members and their customers during this difficult time.

Are you a UFCW member?


Text “Prepared” to 83071

for health and safety updates.

As this public health challenge unfolds, it’s more important than ever that your union has a way to share vital information with you in real-time.

Are you a shopper?


Text “ShopSmart” to 23396

to be added to our customer alert list.

UFCW is working to protect the safety of our hardworking members on the front lines of this crisis, and we will need customers’ help. Sign up for our text alerts to receive text the latest shopper information and what you can do to support your community’s grocery, retail, and healthcare workers.

If you are a member with a health and safety concern in your workplace, please report it to us.

Many workers are experiencing similar challenges in workplaces across the country. Help us keep track of the problems you are facing so we can better work with employers to address them.

Press Releases

What the UFCW is doing to help workers

From one corner of the country to the other, we are witnessing an unprecedented demand for groceries and healthcare, and it is clear that workers in those industries are facing incredibly difficult, stressful and exhausting days.

The UFCW represents not only nurses and other health care professionals who are on the front lines caring for patients, but also grocery and other food workers who are still hard at work making sure our communities have access to groceries and other essential supplies during this crisis.

The UFCW International recognizes we have to act fast to combat this threat. The actions we are taking include the following:

  1. Working with state and federal leaders to develop immediate policies that will protect our members’ personal and economic health.
  2. Meeting with our largest employers to discuss actions to protect our members’ pay and benefits, as well as the specific actions they are taking to minimize our members’ exposure to the Coronavirus.
  3. Working with our local unions to designate our members as “first responders” to ensure they have immediate access to testing, and additional protections they need to be able to do their jobs.
  4. Working with our local unions to launch a series of member communications to ensure our union is there to answer our members’ questions and address their concerns—whatever they may be.
  5. Coordinating with local, state, and federal authorities about the impact any new Coronavirus policies could or may have on our members and employer operations.

Featured News

“Nearly 80 million American workers – or 59 percent of the entire U.S. workforce – are hourly employees who only get paid for the hours they work. As the financial impact of the coronavirus is felt across every community, these hard-working men and women are on the front lines.

“I am urging each of our nation’s elected leaders to develop immediate policies that ensure that workers – salaried and hourly – do not have to choose between work and their health.“ – Marc Perrone

UFCW members are employed at the following companies (and many others)

Kroger
Fred Meyer
Ralph’s
Fry’s
Roundy’s
King Soopers
Smith’s
Food 4 Less
Mega Marts
QFC
Foods Co
Safeway
Albertson’s
Von’s
Jewel
ACME
Shaw’s
Pak N Save
Stop & Shop
Giant
King Kullen
Meijer
Kaiser
Providence Health System
Multicare Health System
Airamid Health Management
Gulf Coast Health Care
Skagit Regional Health
Tara Cares
Columbia HCA
Labcorp
Comprehensive Systems, Inc
CVS
Rite Aid
Shop Rite
Duane Reade
Macy’s
Bloomingdale’s
H&M
Zara
Aperion Care

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