Grocery Workers Are Essential
Read our advocacy on behalf of food and grocery workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read President Burris letter urging Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley to give grocery workers access to testing; mandate masks at essential businesses
President Burris is joined by Tarrant County Central Labor Council President Brian Golden to urge Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley to do more for grocery workers that keep Tarrant County families fed.
How the CARES Act Helps UFCW Members
The CARES Act, passed just recently, greatly expands unemployment benefits, insurance coverage, and provides a number of other benefits. If your workplace has been closed due to coronavirus or you have been laid off, consult this website for more information on benefits: https://www.dol.gov/
Read President Burris op/ed urging Governor Abbott to act now
We’ve all seen the pictures on social media, or the nightly news. Texans are flooding into their local grocery stores to stockpile cleaning supplies, food and, of course, toilet paper. They pile into these stores because they are worried. They pile in because they want to protect their families, and because they want to feel safe.
Read President Burris letter urging Governor Abbott to name grocery workers first responders
President Burris sent letters today to Governor Greg Abbott and Governor Kevin Stitt asking them to name grocery workers as essential workers and provide benefits by executive order. Grocery workers are on the front-line of this pandemic and our roles need to be acknowledged.
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