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Get Involved

As a UFCW member there are many ways you can get involved in your workplace and your community. Getting involved empowers members to create change and make a difference for their coworkers, customers and community. Did you know that many local, regional and international leadership started off as rank and file members themselves?

Here’s how you can get involved:

Attend a Meeting

UFCW Local Unions hold regular membership meetings. If you are new to the union or have been a member for a while and are looking for ways to get more involved, attending a meeting is a great way to meet other UFCW members in your area and get to know your local union leadership. At membership meetings, you can find out about upcoming events, important updates about negotiations with employers, or legislative efforts impacting working people. To find out when the next meeting in your area is, check your local union website or give your local union office a call. 

Community Service

The UFCW difference extends beyond the workplace.  Talk to your union rep or call your local union to see what community initiatives your local is involved with and how you can help.

As America’s food union, the UFCW has worked with a diverse coalition of partners to address the food crisis in our communities. We serve as a national sponsor of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, which is America’s largest food drive, collecting more than 80 million pounds of food each year.We’re also a national leader in the fight against cancer and have raised more $90 million dollars to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as part of our Labor Against Cancer initiative.

Active Ballot Club

All UFCW members are eligible to join the Active Ballot Club, the UFCW’s political advocacy club.

The Active Ballot Club (ABC) is the engine that supports the issues that matter the most to UFCW members. From advocating for paid sick leave legislation to helping elect leaders who will represent the interests of working people– every dollar helps to ensure hardworking families see laws passed that will help them enjoy more economic stability.

For more information about how you can get involved with ABC, call your local union office.

Constituency Groups


UFCW OUTreach is a constituency group dedicated to building mutual support between our union’s International, regions, and locals and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and their allies in order to come together to organize for social and economic justice for all, regardless of age, race, gender, creed, color, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

United Latinos

The United Latinos of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) is an organization of men and women who have joined together to promote the issues and pursue interests important to Latino workers.

Women’s Network

The UFCW Women’s Network, founded in 1988, works to motivate and encourage women to become active in their local union so they can contribute toward building and strengthening the UFCW.

Minority Coalition

The mission of the UFCW Minority Coalition is to develop a unified voice and promote diversity and inclusion within the labor movement.

Organize and unionize your workplace

Are you and your coworkers ready to negotiate together for bigger paychecks, stronger benefits and better lives? If you are, the steps to joining the UFCW are simple.

How to Start a Union
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