Fall 2016 Newsletter

Website 1.0 coverIn this edition President Steve Lomax and Secretary-Treasurer Leon Holderfield give us a short recap of events of our Local in 2016 and a slight look at what awaits us in 2017.

Open Enrollment information and much more…

Click here for the Fall 2016 Newsletter.

 

Insurance Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is Here!

Participants of the United Food and Commercial Workers Unions and Employers Health & Welfare Fund are required to enroll every year.  Be sure to take full advantage of your good Union benefits. Deadline to enroll is 12/31/2016. ACT NOW!

FAILURE TO ENROLL BY THE DEADLINE WILL CAUSE LOSS OF BENEFITS FOR THE ENTIRE 2017 CALENDAR YEAR!

Click Here to be redirected to the Online Registration page. For added security, you will be required to create a new username and password.

HealthWorks November Newsletter

HMCHealthWorks is a program designed specifically with your well-being in mind. Made available to participants of the UFCW Unions and Employers Health & Welfare Fund, this program is provided to improve your health, prevent disease and improve quality of life. All of our members can benefit from this monthly newsletter.

Did you know that Thanksgiving Day is also National Family History Day? Click Here to learn how spending time talking with your family can prevent illness and help your doctor.

Who We Are

Your Friends and Neighbors

Everyday, our incredible UFCW members provide the ingredients for daily life to tens of millions of families all across America. From your favorite local supermarkets, pharmacies, health care, food and meat processing, and manufacturing, we’re proud to help serve and feed our neighbors and the communities we call home. In fact, we work hard because we know the people we serve work hard.

It’s also why, as members of the UFCW, we believe that hard work should be rewarded with a better life. Working together, we’re united behind one goal: to improve the lives of working and middle-class families all across America who needlessly struggle alone.

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This is What America Looks Like

GebreAfter escaping Ethiopia as a child, Gebre came to the US. In his role at the AFL-CIO he has traveled across the country sharing his experience. In addition to discussing racial and economic justice, Gebre helped lead the union’s effort to naturalize immigrants across the nation so.

Click here to view his powerful testimony in which Gebre describes what our America is all about; an America that belongs to us all…

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A VOICE FOR WORKING AMERICA

Rick BrownThe United Food and Commercial Workers Union is North America’s largest and strongest private sector union. The UFCW is made up of 1.3 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.

 

OUR MEMBERS

Local 1996 members at CapitalOur members work in a variety of industries; these include retail grocery stores, meat packing houses, food processing and packaging plants, garment plants, poultry processing plants, healthcare facilities, nursing home facilities, and military bases.