Fairness for Foodworkers

Over 240,000 UFCW members work in the packing and food processing industry. We work the kill floors and processing sides of beef, pork, lamb, and chicken plants. We process meat in refrigerated plants making hams, bacon, and ground beef. 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. We have hundreds of thousands of UFCW union brothers and sisters that 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.

Recent News

UFCW International President Marc Perrone Releases Statement on Kraft Heinz Merger

March 25, 2015 at 9:13 pm

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Marc Perrone, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), today released the following statement in response to the merger of Kraft and Heinz: “We have a profound responsibility to provide our hard-working families the opportunity for a better life. It is why we have a proud history of negotiating union […]

UFCW Members Take Action to Support Union Meatpacking Workers in Brazil

February 9, 2015 at 4:50 pm

UFCW members from across the country are showing global solidarity for food processing workers in Brazil who were recently fired. Around 600 meatpackers who work for a company called Marfrig Global Foods and who are union members of the National Confederation of Workers in the Food and Allied (CNTA Afins) were fired without any merit […]

UFCW Applauds Kurt Brandt’s Appointment to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection

December 4, 2014 at 8:21 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Kurt Brandt, UFCW’s Assistant to the Director of the Food Processing, Packing, and Manufacturing Division, has been appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI). Kurt will be the only union representative on the advisory committee, making this well-deserved appointment welcome news for workers. With over 30 years’ […]

Rep. Gutierrez Joins Farm Workers behind the Thanksgiving Meal to Hold Holiday Feast in front of White House

November 19, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Farm & Food Processing Workers Deliver Letters Calling for Executive Action See here for archived footage and other important information from today’s event. Washington, DC—Today, on the cusp of one of America’s most celebrated holidays, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) alongside immigrant farm, food and commercial workers from across the country gathered in front of the […]

UFCW Local 431 Oscar Mayer Workers Ratify New Contract

November 19, 2014 at 5:19 pm

UFCW Local 431 at the Kraft Foods-Oscar Mayer workers in Davenport, Iowa, ratified a new four-year contract last Thursday. Members overwhelmingly passed the new contract that covers about 1,200 workers at the plant. They have been working under an extended contract since July. The contract includes a $1.40 per hour raise over the four years and maintains […]