UFCW is the union for Grocery Workers.
UFCW represents 835,000 grocery store workers at major employers such as Kroger, Albertsons-Safeway, and Ahold Delhaize (Stop & Shop and Giant). We work with people in grocery stores all across the country to get them the wages and benefits they deserve — all backed by a union contract.
We believe that ALL grocery workers are essential and always have been. From butchers to produce clerks to cashiers, the people working in our grocery stores and distribution centers are on the front lines, keeping our families fed.
Despite their importance to our communities, some grocery companies have turned the industry into a race to the bottom leaving workers with low wages, lack of benefits, and inadequate schedules.
The UFCW believes it’s time for these employers to do the right thing and provide the kind of wages, benefits, and schedules that help strengthen workers, families, and communities.
We believe that one good job should be enough to live on — that grocery workers should never have to struggle to pay rent or meet basic needs. We know that when we all come together, we have the power to get the respect and dignity we deserve and hold employers accountable.
Union Healthcare Means a Better Life for My Kids
“My union healthcare benefits take care of my daughter and my special needs son. We ran the numbers, and my union insurance plan was a better value for our family. The low copays and premiums mean that I can provide a better life for my kids.”
Mike Watts, UFCW Local 227