UFCW Local 135

OUR STORY

About Our Members

OUR MEMBERS

UFCW Local 135 is well known for its tradition of excellence in representing the needs of more than 13,000 working women and men. We are part of the UFCW International which is 1.3 million families standing together to build an economy that every hard-working family deserves.

OUR MISSION

The mission of UFCW Local 135 is to improve the lives of working families and to bring justice to the workplace. UFCW is one union with one voice. We are committed to changing the places where we work and the communities where we live so that all workers have the opportunity to reach the American Dream.

UFCW members are from many backgrounds and walks of life, but come together as the UFCW for the shared goal of building a better life. UFCW is about workers helping workers improve their standard of living. When we unite for better wages, benefits, and working conditions, we help protect and improve the livelihoods of all workers.

What is a union

WHAT IS A UNION?

A union is workers standing together to bargain with their bosses for better pay, safer working conditions and decent benefits.

When we stand together, we have power.

And that power makes the American Dream more possible for everyone.

The UFCW strongly believes that workers should have a voice on their jobs.

The only way to achieve a true voice in your workplace is to have a Union contract.

Unions Help Workers To

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Improve wages and working hours

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Be treated with dignity and respect

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Gain job security and seniority rights

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Secure health benefits for workers and their families

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Improve working conditions

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Have an independent voice at work

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Receive paid holidays and vacations

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Receive pensions upon retirement

The U.S. government says you have the right to join a Union or help organize a Union where you work. Only Union members can participate in negotiations and vote on Union contracts. The more workers join together to fight for their rights, the more management listens to what you have to say. Union members earn substantially more than comparable non-union workers. The small amount you pay in membership dues brings large rewards not just in your paycheck but also in your benefits and working conditions. The more you and your co-workers are involved, the more everyone gains!