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Grocery Workers Union

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UFCW Local 8GS


The UFCW represents 835,000 grocery store workers across the US and Canada.

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Real hourly wages of frontline grocery workers have decreased by nearly seven percent over the last 25 years (Bureau of Labor Statistics). We are fighting to reverse that trend.


UFCW retail food contracts routinely include health benefits, but overall, only 42 percent of businesses in the retail industry offer health benefits to their employees.

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.

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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

Issues facing grocery workers

How to get better wages and benefits

How to get better wages and benefits

Fair scheduling and leave

Fair scheduling and leave

Access to affordable health care

Access to affordable health care

Major grocery workplaces unionized through UFCW

Organize and unionize your grocery store

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.
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