Local 2013 Helps Members Obtain U.S Citizenship


BROOKLYN, NY- Union members gathered Saturday, June 3rd to take a part in the first ever U.F.C.W Local 2013 Citizenship Workshop. Assisted by Union staff and attorney Angel Gonzalez of UFCW International, members were able to complete all necessary paperwork to get them on the path to citizenship.


President Louis Mark Carotenuto was on hand to assist with the workshop and congratulate members on taking a big step towards becoming a citizen. “As we fight off an ugly current of anti-immigrant politicians and legislation, there is no time better than now for all of those able to become U.S citizens,” President Carotenuto said, “The ability to attain citizenship for children, the right to vote, and the security of knowing that your citizenship cannot be revoked are just some of the benefits we are happy to help our members obtain. We are proud to offer this service free to our members; helping them to avoid spending thousands of dollars at an attorney’s office.”


After the success of the first Workshop, the Union plans on holding more in the city and throughout the areas where members live and work. Stay tuned for details!














All UFCW Local 2013 Members,


Should any member be assigned to perform a task they deem to be unsafe or potentially dangerous; witness someone performing a task or job  deemed to be unsafe or dangerous; or experience an issue they feel could potentially become unsafe, you should immediately report the issue to your location management,  your location Shop Steward, and your Union Representative.


While you should never refuse to do a work assignment, you do have the right to question and point out SAFETY Concerns. If it is a situation which you honestly believe, will absolutely put your life at risk – you should go to location management immediately as well as contacting the Union immediately and voice your concerns. The Union will then investigate the concern / claim and make the appropriate inquiries of location management. If needed, the Union bring in a Union Industrial Hygienist to conduct  investigations and safety analysis testing, file reports, suggest alternative methods which are safer.


Moreover, if it is deemed absolutely necessary, the Union can even contact the appropriate regulatory agency to step in to assure worker safety…. Always think safety when you approach any job task/assignment; we want to help assure you go home safely to your family each night just as healthy as when you left them at the start of your day.


Remember, don’t simply refuse…. Ask for help – ask for guidance – ask for your Union Rep !


In Solidarity,

Louis Mark Carotenuto
U.F.C.W Local 2013