Corporate Responsibility

When a corporation becomes so powerful that it greatly influences the American economy, it’s important to ensure they don’t abuse the financial power they wield.  But all too often, that power is abused, and employees of giant corporations suffer the consequences.

  • UFCW-supported campaigns like Making Change at Walmart and OUR Walmart are designed to not attack these companies, but ensure they are responsible and treat their workers fairly rather than driving down standards across the industry.
  • Work with allies in Congress to make sure current accountability standards remain in place and are enforced.

Recent News

UFCW International President Marc Perrone Calls Out Walmart in Hill Op-ed

October 8, 2015

In an op-ed posted today in The Hill , UFCW International President Marc Perrone writes that it’s “Time to change our reliance on low-wage, part-time jobs.” He continues, saying that in today’s economy, far too many working families are being forced to work multiple, low-wage jobs in order to make ends meet, thanks to employers cutting hours and […]

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Local 770 Member Lydia Flores Fighting for Justice at El Super

October 1, 2015

Originally posted by the AFL-CIO On Oct. 7, the White House is holding a summit with leaders in the various movements to improve the lives of working people across the country, with a focus on how to make sure that economic growth is broad-based and that workers share in the benefits they help create with their labor. […]

UFCW Local 538 Retirees Take Stand Against Kraft-Heinz Benefit Cuts

September 28, 2015

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

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 […]

Walmart Workers Launch Second Legal Action Against the Company

September 16, 2015

On September 10, Walmart workers, with the help of the UFCW, Making Change at Walmart, and OUR Walmart, announced at a press conference that they had filed a second charge against Walmart with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regarding the retaliatory closing of the Pico Rivera, Calif., Walmart store. In the charge, workers allege that […]


September 3, 2015

Partners for A Better Life. An Open Letter to America’s Hard-Working Families. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Erratic scheduling, low-wage part-time jobs, trade deals that ship good jobs overseas, and skyrocketing income inequality are all themes of a national print ad that will be released Labor Day weekend by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union […]

President Perrone Statement on Extreme Poverty Increasing in America

September 1, 2015

 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marc Perrone, International President of the largest private sector union in the nation, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), released the following statement in response to news that the number of people struggling to survive on just $2 per day has more than doubled since 1996, placing 1.5 million […]

Why Unions Matter: Fighting to Protect Our Jobs

August 26, 2015

Sylvia Hovington knows first-hand just how important unions are. Sylvia is a member of UFCW Local 1776 and works for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB). The Local represents 3,500 members working retail at PA Wine and Spirits Stores and in the warehouses that deliver to licensees such as bars, restaurants, and sporting facilities. Coming […]

Bloomingfoods Workers Ratify Their First Union Contract

August 7, 2015

Workers at Bloomingfoods Co-op in Bloomington, Ind., have voted overwhelmingly to ratify their first union contract as members of UFCW Local 700. Bloomingfoods workers successfully negotiated a contract that ensures fair wage increases, a process for resolving workplace issues, and a voice for all workers in the cooperative. Following an accelerated, fair election process marked […]

El Super Workers Win Justice

August 6, 2015

In the wake of a nearly two year struggle, El Super’s workers and UFCW locals have won a significant legal victory against the California based grocer. Last week, a federal judge granted the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) request for a rare “10j” injunction to stop El Super’s unfair labor practices and immediately remedy their […]

Petition Calls on FTC to Investigate Walmart Commercial

August 4, 2015

Earlier this year, Walmart released a commercial highlighting Walmart’s commitment to invest “over $1 billion this year in higher wages, education, and training.” The National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau (NAD) had questions about whether that commercial unfairly implies that Walmart is raising workers’ wages enough so that they can support themselves and […]

UFCW Statement on A&P Bankruptcy Developments

July 24, 2015

For Immediate Release: July 24, 2015 Contact: Montvale, N.J. – The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union International President Marc Perrone, released the following statement on behalf of UFCW Locals 27, 100R, 152, 342, 371, 400, 464-A, 1245, 1262, 1360, 1500, 1776 and RWDSU Locals 338 and 1034, after meeting with A&P […]