UPDATE ON KROGER VOTE!

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Our goal throughout bargaining has been to protect wages and provide affordable healthcare for members of Local 1996. We will be having a vote on the new contract on Wednesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 17, 2014.  Please read the full story to learn more.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ATLANTA VOTING POLLS LOCATIONS

CLICK HERE FOR THE SAVANNAH VOTING POLLS LOCATIONS

KROGER CONTRACT

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As you are aware, the Union and the Company have been negotiating for a new contract. The negotiation process was more challenging this year because of the economic conditions and the Affordable Health Care Act.  Even with these challenges, we were able to negotiate a contract that preserves health care while increasing wages.  Please read the full story to learn more about the voting dates and locations.

 

$8,000.00 UFCW SCHOLARSHIPS!

scholarship 3.1“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”

                                                                                                                             -Nelson Mandela 

UFCW International is now accepting applications for the 2014 Scholarships Awards Program.

Deadline for submitting your applications is June 20, 2014.  Learn more to see if you or your dependents are eligible!

 

OUR NEW LOOK!

We have a refreshed and new look to our website!

Please navigate through to learn more about who we are and the many rights and benefits you have at your workplace.

President Steve Lomax, and Secretary-Treasurer Leon Holderfield, are always looking for better and innovative ways to communicate with our members!

 

 

 

WE’RE WORKING HARD FOR YOU!

We want to be able to communicate easily and effectively with our members and with other workers who are searching for better pay and benefits, dignity, and a way to be heard at their workplace.

We encourage you to learn more about your rights at work by navigating our website!

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, including retail grocery stores, meat packing houses, food processing and packaging plants, garment plants, poultry plants, healthcare and nursing home facilities, and military bases.

LOCAL 1996

Here at Local 1996 we negotiate and enforce numerous Collective Bargaining Agreements. These negotiated contracts include provisions for fair working conditions, job security, and a grievance procedure.