Who We Are
We work in front of customers and behind the scenes. Look for us stocking produce in a supermarket aisle, taking a child’s temperature in a hospital, slicing a cut of beef before it is delivered to a grocery store, or caring for your grandparents in a nursing home. We are the UFCW – North America’s Neighborhood Union.
Working men and women across the United States and Canada are proud to call the UFCW their union. We are from all backgrounds and walks of life in big cities, small towns, and suburbs. We work in a wide range of industries, including health care, meatpacking, poultry and food processing, manufacturing, textile and chemical trades, and retail food.
A Voice for Workers
Hard working men and women are seeing their way of life on the verge of collapse as health insurance costs skyrocket, pensions disappear, and real wages stagnate. The future of working families depends on a united voice that can stand up to powerful interests.
The working men and women of the UFCW are that voice. UFCW members work in a number of different industries in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada but are concentrated in retail food, health care, public service, meatpacking, poultry, and other food processing industries.
Through UFCW negotiated contacts, more than 800,000 workers have fully paid health insurance and pension benefits. UFCW members, in the retail food industry, earn 31% more than their non-union counterparts. UFCW members enjoy the security of a union contract and the strength of 1.4 million members behind them.
Your Neighborhood Union
We are North America’s Neighborhood Union – 1.4 million members standing together to improve the lives and livelihoods of workers, families, and communities. Whether it’s making the blue jeans your children wear to school, stocking and scanning the groceries you buy, or processing the turkey you carve on Thanksgiving Day, UFCW members are proud to serve you.