Grocery Workers Are Essential
Read our advocacy on behalf of food and grocery workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UFCW Statement on Biden Inauguration
“Today is a new day, and all Americans must unite behind President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris as they prepare to lead our country through unprecedented challenges.
“Regardless of who any of us voted for, now is the time to heal and bridge our political divisions. We are all Americans first, and we must join together to wish President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris success – for their success will ensure the success of this great nation.
“Looking ahead, with new leadership in the White House, there is new hope for a brighter future for America’s hard-working families, and for the essential workers who have done so much to keep us safe. For the sake of the country we all love, Republicans and Democrats in Congress must come together and immediately focus on moving this nation forward by committing to help those who have suffered, lost and sacrificed so much.
“On behalf of the 1.3 million essential workers we proudly represent, the UFCW stands ready to do our part to help build a safer, better, and more just America.”
- UFCW International President Marc Perrone
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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