A VOICE FOR WORKING AMERICA
The United Food and Commercial Workers Union is North America's
largest and strongest private sector union. The UFCW is made
up of 1.4 million members--people working together to improve
their lives and their future. UFCW members are employed in many
different industries, but concentrated in retail food, meatpacking,
poultry, and other food processing industries.
Whenever American families sit
down to share a meal, chances are most of what they'll eat has
passed through the hands of the more than one million UFCW members
who work in these industries. Thousands of other UFCW members
work in the health care industry, for insurance companies, in
department stores, and in the garment manufacturing, distillery
and winery, chemical, and textile trades.
The UFCW is run by its members,
who elect their local union officers, help negotiate contracts
and resolve grievances, organize other workers in UFCW represented
trades, and work to improve their communities.
UFCW Local 1996
MEMBERS work in a variety of industries, including retail grocery
stores, meat packing houses, food processing and packaging plants,
garment plants, poultry plants, healthcare and nursing home
1996 negotiates and enforces numerous Collective Bargaining
Agreements. These negotiated contracts include provisions for
fair working conditions, job security, and a grievance procedure.
FIGHT HARD for good wages, employer-paid insurance benefits,
and guaranteed pensions, as well as dignity, respect and job
protection for every worker we are elected to represent.