UFCW Local 135


About 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 is to enhance the lives of our members and to bring justice to the workplace.

Local 135 uses its collective voice to advocate for value, added change, and opportunities for our members.

We believe the fulfillment of these fundamentals are accomplished through empowerment, negotiation, and being present with our members in a collaborative endeavor.

Ultimately, it is through the power of solidarity that we maintain and advance labor standards for all essential workers.

core values

JUSTICE – Local 135 is committed to achieving equity for our members through fairness and truth.

INTEGRITY – Local 135 is dedicated to doing the right thing with honesty and accountability.

SOLIDARITY – Local 135 stands united with members in achieving a better life.

EMPOWERMENT – Local 135 connects with our Members through kindness, compassion, and respect.

ADVOCACY – Local 135 uses a powerful voice in the best interest of our essential workers.

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!