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

Texas Cargill Workers Vote Union “Yes”

August 25, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Cargill workers in Fort Worth, Texas, voted to join UFCW Local 540. There are more than 200 workers at the ground beef processing plant where they produce hamburger patties and sausage.  Workers decided to come together for a union voice for several reasons. Workers claim that many of their peers have been unjustly fired. And, […]

UFCW Local 1776 Workers at JBS Ratify New Contract

August 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm

This week, JBS workers in Souderton, Pa., overwhelmingly voted to accept a new five-year contract. The contract covers more than 1,100 workers. Negotiations for a new agreement began last December. UFCW Local 1776 members bargained in solidarity for affordable health care and fair wage increases.  Many members participated in various chain activities leading up to ratifying the […]

UFCW President Hansen Statement on Final USDA Poultry Modernization Rule

July 31, 2014 at 10:20 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), today released the following statement after the USDA published a final poultry modernization rule.  “For more than two years, UFCW members have spoken out with a simple and compelling message: safe line speeds mean safe workers. “With today’s […]

Smithfield’s Farmland Food Plant Workers Join UFCW Local 400

July 30, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Last Wednesday, more than 50 workers at Smithfield’s Farmland Food plant in Newport News, Va., voted to join UFCW Local 400, winning the election 47-5. Workers at the plant are uniting for a voice on the job. UFCW Local 400 will continue to work with Smithfield workers as they take action and address what they […]

UFCW Region 1 and Local 359 Stand in Solidarity with Citra Mina Seafood Workers

July 23, 2014 at 5:44 pm

On July 8th, Region 1 & Local 359 members attended a solidarity action for 78 Citra Mina Workers who are seeking justice. These seafood workers were fired from the General Santos plant in the Philippines, where the company is based, after they attempted to organize and form a union to demand better pay and working […]