Message From President Louis Mark Carotenuto on Today’s Election

Now more than ever we need to be out there and supporting the candidates that support LABOR and the Working Class.

Tish James is one of those candidates. Her record as the NYC Public Advocate has been exemplary; her record on assisting UFCW Local 2013 in our fights on behalf of our membership has been stellar as well. Whether it was helping us to take on Cumberland Packing to do the right thing and providing an excellent Severance Package that allowed our members to move on with dignity, when they announced the closure of that manufacturing process  – which cost over 300 members their jobs; or when she helped us to push for Fresh Direct to bargain-in-good-faith so our members could enjoy good wage increase and improvements to their benefits package… she has been there for all of us !

It’s time for us to show her that we support her efforts, not just as they related to LABOR but as they relate to her efforts on behalf of all New Yorkers in making sure they have someone fighting for them every day.

It’s THAT important… she makes a difference –so let’s make the difference for her by getting out the VOTE today – EVERY VOTE COUNTS….. NOW is the time to take back our government – for the people !







Local 2013 Members March in Labor Day Parades Nationwide!

Local 2013 members took to the streets in Detroit and New York to participate in parades celebrating Labor Day. Our members joined the labor movement as a whole to celebrate the many historic victories of unions, such as paid vacations and weekends, and to unite to confront the challenges workers face today from hostile politicians and anti-worker business interests.  At both parades, the mantra Solidarity Forever rang out far and loud!






Free College Benefit For All UFCW Local 2013 Members and Their Families!

Did you know you – OR a family member – can go to college for free through your union? It’s just another way UFCW Local 2013 is making a better life for our members. Make sure you apply before the 17th! Click below for more information.




UFCW Local 2013 Members Rally in D.C. to Fight Against Poverty at the Poor People’s Campaign


Message From Local 2013 President Louis Mark Carotenuto:

Dear Local 2013 Members,
Given all that you do for our union family and yours, I wish I could thank you personally. The truth is that nobody works harder than you and our members, especially during the holidays. All across this country, we process and prepare the food America eats, we sell the clothes they wear, and help them get better when that cold comes along. We take care of our elderly in homes all across the nation, and drive our children to school. From retail and grocery stores, to food processing plants and nursing homes, you and our 1.3 million members make our communities better and our union stronger.
Even as you work hard every day, countless number of our members like you volunteer and help others by donating food to fight hunger, fundraising to fight cancer, and standing together to fight for the better life you have earned and deserve. You not only make the holidays happen; you make America better for it.
And so, as you prepare to spend time with family this holiday season, I want to thank you. Thank you for everything you do. Thank you for making our union employers and communities better.
Thank you for all of the long days and nights and weekends you work, the sacrifices you make,
the excellent service and expertise you provide. May you and your loved ones have a safe and happy holiday season.
Thank you.


Sincerely and fraternally,


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Local 2013 Members in Dearborn, Michigan Help Those in Need This Holiday Season


From left to right: Timothy Williams (Union Member) and Shakir Muhammad (Union Steward)


From left to right: Pashia Jackson (Union Member), Timothy Williams (Union Member) , Jerry Lovett (Genesis House 2), Angela Moye (Genesis House 2), Kisha Mathis (Genesis House 2 ), and Shakir Muhammad (Union Steward)

Local 2013 members at Restaurant Depot – Dearborn, Michigan kicked off the holiday season by giving back to those in need in their community. Through donations from Union members, customers, and a contribution from Local 2013 President Louis Mark Carotenuto, the members were able to donate eight hundred pounds of food and supplies to Genesis House 2, a local shelter that helps homeless women and children get back on their feet by providing housing and transitional services.