Our Industries

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Retail Food

Hundreds of thousands of UFCW union brothers and sisters work in supermarkets across the country—slicing our meat in their delis and stocking shelves with the cereal, soup, and frozen foods that we produce.
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Packing and Food Processing

UFCW members produce Oscar Mayer hot dogs, Campbell’s Soup, Tyson chicken fingers and even Crunch-n-Munch—everything from chicken and steaks to vegetables and snacks.
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Retail

Retail jobs are the future of work in America. UFCW members at stores like Macy's, H&M, and Bloomingdales are helping make sure a career in retail still means being able to support yourself and your family.

A Voice for Working America

The future of working families depends on a united voice that can stand up to powerful corporate interests.

The working men and women of the UFCW are that voice.

UFCW members work in a wide range of fields in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada but are concentrated in grocery stores, meatpacking and poultry plants, food processing and manufacturing plants, and retail stores. We’re proud of the jobs we work and are dedicated to improving not only the standards at our union workplaces, but raising the bar for jobs throughout the entirety of our industries.

Together, we can help rebuild American jobs through:

  • Negotiating good contracts with our employers that allow employers and employees to find common ground and hold both sides to a high level of excellence.
  • Advocating for workers’ issues on the local, state, and national levels so we can make sure our concerns are heard above the drone of corporate lobbyists.
  • Organizing more workers in our industries, not only because it grows our movement, but because greater representation within a given industry makes it easier for good employers to reward their employees.When big companies like Walmart slash benefits and wages, it has a negative effect on job standards not only within the company, but has a ripple effect throughout the entire global retail industry. But when workers come together to achieve improvements in their workplaces, that also has an impact that is greater than just their companys. The more workers with representation, the more influence we have to affect positive change and restore balance to our economy.

 

Recent News

Workers in LA begin 24-Hour fast & will rally for an end to retaliation and call for $15 an hour and full-time hours

May 27, 2015 at 8:30 pm

While Walmart continues to dodge questions about the recent sudden layoff of 2,200 workers ahead of upcoming shareholder meeting LOS ANGELES – Ahead of the company’s June 5 shareholder meeting, Walmart workers in major cities across the country are holding rallies and marches this week, calling for CEO Doug McMillon and the Walton family to […]

Local 1776 and Its Members Give a Helping Hand to Our Veterans

May 21, 2015 at 1:30 pm

This Memorial Day, Local 1776 will be sponsoring a local radio station’s Veteran’s Marathon, which assists veterans who have bravely served our country. The WMGK 201.9 Radiothon lasts for 12 hours to raise money for the area’s Veterans’ Multiservice Center (VMC). As a sponsor of last year’s Radiothon, Local 1776 directly donated $3,000 to the […]

Local 23 Member Who Served in Army Now Fights Against Privatization, Volunteers In His Community, and Isn’t Slowing Down

May 19, 2015 at 5:06 pm

To continue honoring those who have fallen defending our country and its freedom as we approach Memorial Day, here is another Member profile, this time of Local 23 member Bill Swartz, who served in the Army: For some folks, service to others – whether through the military or charitable endeavors – is just a way […]

Walmart Worker-Shareholder Reacts to Q1 Earnings Report

May 19, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Overview of Walmart’s first quarter sales report: WMT reports 1st quarter results below expectations EPS was $1.03 vs an expected $1.05; revenue was $114 billion vs an expected $116.2 billion Same store sales of 1.1% at WMT US and just 0.4% at Sam’s Club were below the 1.5% gain expected for both segments Promised investments […]

After Serving Our Country in the Marines, Local 227 Member Continues to Serve in His Union

May 18, 2015 at 1:30 pm

This week, as Memorial Day approaches, we are honoring the memory of those who have fallen defending our country and its freedom. By spotlighting UFCW members who have served in our country’s military or who give their time to help those who have, we hope to continue the legacy of the heroes who have passed on. […]