About

What is UFCW Local 2013?

UFCW Local 2013 is a progressive labor union made up of working men and women sticking together to achieve dignity and respect in the workplace. We are one of the nearly 1,000 local unions in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico that make up the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

The UFCW International Union is North America’s Neighborhood Union—1.3 million members standing together to improve the lives and livelihoods of workers, families, and communities.

  • We are America’s youngest union, with the greatest percentage of members under the age of 35 of any other union. Our members know that through sticking together, we can get our country back on track and create a better future for all working people.
  • UFCW locals cover all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.

With the UFCW, you are the union.  You will come together with your coworkers; you nominate and elect union officers; you determine the working conditions and concerns that will be bargained in a contract; you will be part of a larger movement to improve the lives of working men and women in the workplace and in their communities.

In Union there is strength.  Without a union you have only the minimum rights provided by law such as minimum wage, overtime after 40 hours and unemployment insurance.  With a union, you bring democracy to the workplace. Instead of just taking whatever benefits and policies your employer decides to implement, workers in a union work together to draw up a contract between employees and the company. The contract defines what benefits and working conditions are agreed to be fair and provides a legally binding way to ensure workers have a voice in important issues such as:

  1. Negotiated wages, health care and retirement plans
  2. Defined work schedules
  3. Grievance procedures
  4. Reasonable workload requirements
  5. Protection from unfair treatment and favoritism by the boss
  6. Job security and seniority rights

Where We Work

UFCW Local 2013 represents more than 16,000 hardworking Americans across a range of industries including:

  • Home health care
  • Grocery delivery service
  • Pharmaceutical distribution
  • Sugar and confection
  • Warehouse distribution
  • Nursing homes
  • Adult assisted care
  • Hospitality
  • Teaching
  • Garment manufacturing
  • Furniture manufacturing
  • Food distribution
  • Retail food
  • Non-food retail
  • Food preparation
  • Laundry
  • General manufacturing
  • Building services
  • Parking garages
  • Office and clerical