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Louis Mark Carotenuto, President of UFCW Local 2013


COVID19 Vaccinations

Brothers & Sisters,

We have had a rough year (and counting) with regard to all of the concerns over COVID19 and the emerging variants we face as we go into another cold & flu season; with the full approval of the COVID19 Vaccines by the FDA we encourage EVERYONE that is eligible to get Vaccinated and to do it NOW.

In order to beat this deadly virus, we need everyone to do their part to protect one another – this is about protecting your families – your spouses; your children; your siblings; your parents & grandparents… It’s about protecting all of your loved ones; your friends; your co-workers – it’s about protecting  the Essential Workers you depend on and interact with every single day at the grocery store; the hospitals & healthcare facilities; the food delivery & service industry workers… people who have no choice but to interact with hundreds of customers each day to keep our country and economy running !

We need to Care about and do all we can to protect one another now so we can stop this virus from getting worse and/or mutating worse…. We need to do it before it’s too late and we start going backwards – or worse yet, wind up having Vaccines that become useless because we didn’t take it seriously to stop it when we could!

As we enter the Fall/Winter Seasons, I hope you and your families ALL stay safe & healthy and I wish you all the very best – let’s not forget the pain of the last year+ by being complacent; GET VACCINATED NOW!


In Solidarity,
Louis Mark Carotenuto – President
UFCW Local 2013
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As always, thank you for everything you do for your family and ours.

You, and all of our members who work in grocery stores, meatpacking and food processing plants, pharmacies, nursing homes, hospitals, and other essential industries continue to feed, care, and serve your communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the pandemic is far from over, President Biden just signed into law the American Rescue Plan (ARP) which will deliver urgent relief for our essential workers across the country.

I want to make sure you have the information you need about the American Rescue Plan and how it could benefit you and your family.

The American Rescue Plan includes:

  • Relief Payments: Provides $1,400 per person for individuals making $75,000 or couples making $150,000.
  • Child Tax Credit: Provides $3,000 a year for each child ages 6-17 and $3,600 a year for each child under the age of 6 (depending on household income).
  • Childcare Assistance: Funding to provide childcare assistance to essential workers.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing: Expanded coronavirus testing and contact tracing and funding for vaccine supply and distribution.
  • Retirement Security: Funding to strengthen the entire pension system.

If you need any assistance in accessing these benefits, please reach out to your member of Congress.

Thank you again for all that you do. Please stay safe.

Sincerely and fraternally,

Louis Mark Carotenuto, President
UFCW Local 2013