• Grocery Workers Are Essential

    It's time for the Senate to pass the #PROAct and put power back in the hands of working families.

    The PRO (Protecting the Right to Organize) Act is historic legislation that would put into action the strongest labor reforms in 80 years. This bill would restore protections that enable workers to join a union and empower them to negotiate for higher wages, better benefits, a secure retirement and a safer workplace.

    Amazon workers helped unleash a tidal wave of activism as more workers speak out for good-paying union jobs.

    These Amazon workers fought valiantly to build a better life and have inspired millions of essential workers across the country with the courage they showed by making their voices heard in this union election.

    American Rescue Plan: How It Benefits Essential Workers

    What’s in the American Rescue Plan for UFCW Members:

    • Relief Payments: Provides $1,400 in relief payments per person for individuals making less than $75,000 and married couples making less than $150,000. along with additional tax relief for working families with children. 
    • Childcare: Includes $15 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant and allows those funds to be used by essential workers. 
    • COVID Testing and Vaccine: Provides funding towards testing, contact tracing, PPE, and vaccine distribution.
    • Health and safety: Provides $100 million for increased workplace protections including money to support working training and enforcement for high-risk work activities through OSHA.
    • Retirement Security: Strengthens the entire pension system by helping pension plans that are in danger of failing.

    Read the statement from President Burris on Texas Gov. Abbott lifting all COVID safety protocols.

    This action is dangerous for our members, and all essential workers, who continue to be on the front line of this pandemic.

    Build Back Better With Unions!

    Stronger unions mean higher wages, safer working conditions and dignity for ALL people who work. 

    The PRO Act is our first step to get there.

    Write or call your members of Congress and tell them to pass the PRO Act now!

    UFCW: Biden Executive Orders Strengthen Worker Safety for Millions on Frontlines of COVID Surge

    “President Biden’s new Buy American executive order not only reflects a commitment to worker safety that had been lacking in years past, it further ensures that taxpayer dollars from federal contracts go to companies that support good-paying union jobs.

    ...President Biden is already showing the type of commitment to the health and safety of frontline food workers that the American people expect and deserve, including actions to strengthen OSHA workplace safety enforcement and stop the dangerous push to increase poultry plant line speeds."

    - UFCW International President Marc Perrone

    Read the full statement HERE

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