United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW)

Meat at a grocery store in Fairfax, Virginia. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.

AG Josh Kaul, unions seek stronger meatpacking safety rules

BY: - May 12, 2020

Attorney General Josh Kaul and union leaders are calling for tougher regulation of the meatpacking industry after President Donald Trump issued an executive order  to keep packing companies operating despite  the fact that thousands of workers have been infected by COVID-19. Kaul is one of 20 state attorneys general who signed a letter from the […]

PLAINVIEW, NY - Store employees work to stock shelves at a ShopRite supermarket on April 13, 2020 in Plainview, New York. Grocery stores and supermarkets on Long Island are busy balancing supply chains to keep up with increased consumer demands. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Union seeks ‘first-responder’ status for grocery workers

BY: - April 14, 2020

Think “first responder” and the people that come to mind include firefighters and police officers, emergency medical technicians and nurses, along with other kinds of healthcare workers. But there’s another group of people who believe during the COVID-19 pandemic they should be included: grocery store employees. It’s not a frivolous request, says Melanie Bartholf. She […]

construction worker in safety googles covered in dirt and debris

COVID-19 comes to the bargaining table

BY: - March 31, 2020

As the COVID-19 illness changes everything, Wisconsin unions and employers whose workers they represent have been making changes of their own — or trying to.  The results are mixed. They reflect strained labor relations in some workplaces and a culture of collaboration in others. “This stuff is unprecedented,” says Dave Branson, president of the Building […]