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

Walmart Worker-Shareholder Reacts to Q1 Earnings Report

May 19, 2015

Overview of Walmart’s first quarter sales report: WMT reports 1st quarter results below expectations EPS was $1.03 vs an expected $1.05; revenue was $114 billion vs an expected $116.2 billion Same store sales of 1.1% at WMT US and just 0.4% at Sam’s Club were below the 1.5% gain expected for both segments Promised investments […]

CEO Pay Continues to Rise; Walmart Workers Prepare to Call for Change at Shareholders Meeting

May 14, 2015

CEOs paid 373 times average worker pay, according to 2015 Executive PayWatch WASHINGTON, DC—As Americans rally behind initiatives to raise pay for working families, CEO pay for major U.S. companies has skyrocketed. According to new AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch data, CEO pay increased nearly 16 percent in 2014, while Walmart and the Walton family continue to […]

New Charge Against Hanover-Lebanon Cooperative Society Alleges Unlawful Anti-Worker Conduct

May 12, 2015

Co-op Charged with Intimidating and Interfering with its Workers’ Rights Last week, the UFCW filed a federal charge with the National Labor Relations Board alleging that management at the Hanover-Lebanon Cooperative Society in New Hampshire unlawfully stifled workers’ rights to organize – including preventing them from talking about unions inside the store and intimidating workers […]

UFCW Local 1500 Grocery Workers Ratify New Contracts

April 22, 2015

UFCW Local 1500 members have ratified new agreements with Stop & Shop and King Kullen Supermarkets. The new contracts were ratified on Thursday, April 16th, and they cover more than 8,500 grocery workers across New York. The agreements provide wage increases and secure benefits for both full-time and part-time workers and protect medical and pension plans. The agreements […]

Following Retaliatory Closures, Walmart Workers Take Legal Action

April 21, 2015

Supported by elected officials, clergy and community members, group files for injunctive relief with the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of workers Local school board launches resolution calls on Walmart to consider economic impact to local community, transfer and reinstate workers NATIONWIDE —Yesterday Pico Rivera Walmart workers with OUR Walmart filed a charge with the […]

UFCW Local 227 Members Ratify New Kroger Contract

April 20, 2015

  UFCW Local 227 members who work at Kroger overwhelmingly ratified a new agreement by a nearly 4 to 1 margin. The four year agreement covers approximately 13,900 hard working men and women across Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The contract ensures quality, affordable health insurance that includes spousal coverage, and additional insurance options for part-time members. It […]

UFCW Announces Strong Opposition to Fast Track and the TPP

April 15, 2015

President Perrone calls for bipartisan opposition and says largest private sector union in the nation “will remember those elected officials who stood with America’s workers” WASHINGTON, D.C.—Marc Perrone, International President of the 1.3 million member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), today penned an op-ed in The Hill announcing his strong opposition to fast […]

UFCW Kroger Workers Rally to Keep Jobs

April 15, 2015

Kroger workers, customers and community allies gathered in front of the Frederick Boulevard Kroger last week to protest the company’s unfair treatment of union store workers. The company closed the Portsmouth Kroger Food & Drug store on Saturday and is transferring most the store’s union workforce to a store in Yorktown, 25 miles away. Store […]

Walmart Workers Join National 4/15 Protests

April 14, 2015

This Wednesday, Walmart workers with OUR Walmart will join with fast food strikers, home care providers, airport workers, adjunct professors and many others to stand up in the fight for $15 an hour. “I’m proud to be part of a growing movement of moms and dads, brothers and sisters like me, who are standing up […]

Tell Walmart: Help Striking Farm Workers

April 13, 2015

This post was written by our friends at UFW. On March 17th, thousands of farm workers toiling in the San Quintín Valley—an export oriented agricultural region in Baja California Norte—walked off their jobs in protest of low wages, poor working conditions, and alleged violations of Mexican labor law. Nearly three weeks later, key demands made […]

Strike Over as Brooklyn Car Wash Workers Win Landmark Pact

April 6, 2015

Adapted from RWDSU After a more than four-months on strike during the coldest winter in recent memory,  ‘carwasheros’ at Vegas Auto Spa in Brooklyn, New York, have won a landmark contract agreement that includes wage hikes, strong worker protections and a $1,500-per-person signing bonus. The owner also agreed to settle a suit the workers filed for […]

UFCW Statement on Veto of Legislation Blocking NLRB Election Rule

March 31, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) today released the following statement after President Obama vetoed legislation that would have blocked the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) rule to streamline union elections. “As we have said from the very beginning, the NLRB’s modest rule to modernize and streamline union elections is a […]

Women’s History Month: From Woolworth’s to Walmart, the Fight for Workplace Justice Continues

March 30, 2015

The last few days of Women’s History Month present us with an opportunity to pay tribute to women past and present who have taken a stand against the biggest employers in our country—Woolworth’s and Walmart—in the continued fight for social and economic justice. Seventy-eight years ago during the Great Depression, over 100 female employees of […]

Massachusetts, Vermont and New York Co-op Workers Gather for First Ever Co-op Worker Summit

March 24, 2015

Workers meet to discuss future of co-ops and the food industry Charlemont, Mass. – Dozens of co-op workers from three states and representing six both worker- and member-owned co-ops met Saturday at the first-ever regional co-op workers summit. The event, hosted by United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1459, was the first of its […]

Statement from UFCW International President Marc Perrone on News of Target Wage Increase

March 19, 2015

Every Retail Worker has the Right to a Decent Living, a Reliable Schedule, Quality Affordable Health Care, and Respect on the Job WASHINGTON, D.C.—Marc Perrone, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), today released the following statement about the news reports on Target’s wage increase and the collective gains secured […]