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

“Give Back Friday” is First in Series of Holiday Actions to Help Support Workers

November 25, 2015

Yesterday, the UFCW and Making Change at Walmart officially released a series of holiday actions against Walmart, beginning with a call to action during the week leading up to Black Friday called the “Give Back Friday” initiative. Give Back Friday is all about helping the hundreds of thousands of hard-working Walmart employees who are paid so poorly that […]

Victory at Wedge Co-Op in Minneapolis

November 23, 2015

Last Monday, workers at Wedge Community Co-op in Minneapolis voted to form a union with UFCW Local 1189, making it the first co-op grocery in the Twin Cities area, home to many co-ops, to unionize. The Wedge employees began their union drive last December, because they wanted to unionize in order to make their jobs […]

OUTreach Press Release in Response to Walmart’s CEI Score from HRC

November 19, 2015

  For Immediate Release: November 19, 2015 Contact: Amy Gray,   LGBTQ LABOR GROUP DEMANDS HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN TO HOLD WALMART ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION AGAINST LGBTQ WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES Group calls for changes to Walmart’s high Corporate Equality Index score with the HRC in light of alleged discrimination cases involving LGBTQ workers […]

Retail and Walmart Worker Struggles Highlighted During Democratic Debate

November 18, 2015

Last month, Making Change at Walmart aired ads during the first Democratic presidential debate with the purpose of bringing the struggles of Walmart workers and retail workers into America’s living rooms. The ads reached over 30 million people, got covered by national media outlets, and the #OurWalmartVoices hashtag was used by thousands on Twitter and […]

Hard-Working IKEA Retail Workers Strike for Union Recognition

November 16, 2015

Workers Shut Down Normal Operations of Boston-Area Store BOSTON – Early this morning, workers at a Boston-area IKEA store went on strike, shutting down normal store operations in an effort to improve the lives of hard-working IKEA workers and their families. The striking workers are the first unionized retail workers at an American IKEA store, […]

UFCW Local 653 Ends Picket of Grocery Store with News of New Union Buyer

November 3, 2015

UFCW Local 653’s picket line at the Glen Lake Market in Minnesota ended with the news that the store is being bought by union grocer Lunds & Byerlys. UFCW Local 653 has a long-standing good relationship with Lunds & Byerlys and workers at the store will have a union voice on the job. The pickets […]


October 13, 2015

#OurWalmartVoices ad campaign to air during first Democratic presidential debate, features voices of real Walmart workers Washington, DC — “Making Change at Walmart (MCAW),” the national campaign to change Walmart, announced a new ad campaign called #OurWalmartVoices that will begin airing this Tuesday during the first Democratic presidential debate on CNN. In a direct effort […]

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 […]