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 Local 538 Retirees Take Stand Against Kraft-Heinz Benefit Cuts

September 28, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Retirees from the Kraft-Heinz company in Wisconsin became concerned when they began receiving letters telling them that their health care was changing to give them more “flexibility, choice and control.” Because they had a union while they worked, they reached out to UFCW Local 538 in Madison, Wis., which confirmed that the “choice and control” […]

CTI Foods Employees Overwhelmingly Vote YES to Become UFCW Local 1776 Members

September 16, 2015 at 4:25 pm

On August 26, CTI Foods employees became the newest members of UFCW Local 1776 as they overwhelmingly voted “Yes” to have Local 1776 represent them for the purposes of collective bargaining.  The official vote tally from this secret ballot election, run by the National Labor Relations Board, was 50 Yes to 19 No.  CTI Foods […]

Workers at Ledbetter Foods’ Denver Processing Meat Plant Ratify New Contract

September 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Members of UFCW Local 7 win wage increases, better benefits and a safer workplace Wheat Ridge, Colo. – Around 300 workers at Denver Processing, a meatpacking facility owned by Ledbetter Foods, have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new four-year contract with their employer. The workers are members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local […]

UFCW and JBS Partner Together for Joint Safety Trainings

July 8, 2015 at 12:12 pm

The UFCW has initiated a new health and safety program for workers in UFCW JBS plants. The program is a new joint effort with JBS to establish a uniform safety program for workers and management throughout the chain. This is the first time JBS and the UFCW have come together to create a program that […]

Support #UFCWDads by Shopping Union-Made This Father’s Day!

June 19, 2015 at 5:27 pm

Haven’t got a gift for dad yet? No worries! We’ve put together some great UFCW-made ideas for your Father’s Day shopping list! When you buy union, you’re supporting the men and women who work hard every day to make and sell these quality goods. You’re also supporting good union jobs, that enable working parents to support their families with […]