Join With Us

“If you join a union, you will see the difference, the union representative is besides you. Join the union. You will never know the power that you all have until you Join!”
Joann Carter, UFCW member with 10 years at JBS
“If you join a union, you will see the difference, the union representative is besides you. Join the union. You will never know the power that you all have until you Join!”

Sticking Together for Good Jobs

We believe in people’s right to stick together and achieve something for themselves. Our America is a place of the people, by the people, for the people– not just for huge, international corporations and billionaires–and is a place where hard work and sacrifice is rewarded with a fair shot at the American Dream.

We’ve got our work cut out for us, but history shows when ordinary people stick together, they can achieve extraordinary things.

Become a UFCW Member

Not a union member? Join our movement for good jobs and the dignity of an honest day’s work!

If you want to take a more active role in the working conditions at your workplace, consider joining with your coworkers and becoming UFCW members. If you care deeply about keeping America a good place for regular people to live and get by and you are willing to put in a little effort to that goal, we’d love to have you in our union family!

It’s best if a majority of your coworkers are on the same page and want to get involved together. If you are interested in learning more about how your workplace can join the UFCW, please contact us and let us know where you are and why you want to form a union at your work.

What Does it Mean to Be a Union Member?

Sure, we fight together to get better benefits and stick up for each other when there’s an injustice, but union membership means a lot more than just trying to get a raise or having backup if something bad happens to you at work. We are bringing democracy to the workplace and like any good democracy, you get back what you put into it. Find out when membership meetings in your area are and share your ideas. Most importantly, get to know your contract and what rights you have. Being able to empower others starts with empowering yourself!

Step It Up

If you are already a UFCW member and want to learn how you can get more involved, visit our Members section. There are many leadership opportunities and ways to get involved, be it through becoming a steward through your local union, serving on a bargaining committee, participating in lobbying days, or helping reach out to non-union workers in your community. Everyone has a skill or talent they can contribute!

Activism and Advocacy

You don’t have to wait to become a UFCW member to take action on the issues important to working people. Sign up for The Weekender, our Friday e-newsletter summarizing important news and actions for the week, or join the conversation on Facebook. You may be surprised by the wide range of issues we are advocates for, including:

  • Living Wage
  • Workplace Safety
  • Dignified Retirement
  • Health Care
  • Immigration Reform
  • Food Access
  • Disaster Relief
  • Job Creation