Dollar General Workers To Vote to Join Local 371 in Historic Election.

The Dollar General employees in Barkhamsted, CT will vote on Friday October 22nd to join Local 371. They are only the second group of Dollar General workers to ever vote to join a union. A rally was held on October 20th, attended by over fifty people, to show support to these brave workers in their historic election.

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Get the knowledge that will help you advance your career. Spending time on improving or expanding your skills may help you achieve personal career goals such as earning a promotion or becoming an expert on a certain field – UFCW is here to help you move onward and upward!

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Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 20 at 12pm ET.

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Local 371 Charity Golf Tournament July 21st!

After a two year hiatus, we are pleased to announce the Local 371 18th Annual Union Open will be held on Wednesday, July 21st at Whitney Farms Golf Course in Monroe CT.  Registration starts at 9am, with shotgun start at 10:30am. Join us for a great round of golf, including breakfast, lunch, beverages on the course, and dinner with open bar.  Download the registration form here!

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UFCW President Mark Perrone Applauds Key Elements of Biden Relief Plan

UFCW President Mark Perrone Applauds Key Elements of Biden Relief Plan

“President-elect Biden’s COVID relief plan is a strong first step to taking control of the pandemic and providing Americans with the essential relief they need as this crisis continues,” UFCW International President Marc Perrone (left) said in a statement.

“With COVID-19 cases skyrocketing, America’s essential workers in grocery stores and meatpacking plants are more at risk than ever before and need action to support them on the frontlines. Despite the growing hazards these essential workers face, many companies in these industries have cut hazard pay and abandoned many of the safety measures still needed to protect workers on the job,” Perrone explained. “President-elect Biden’s plan puts essential workers first by creating a national COVID-19 safety standard to protect those on the frontlines, expanding paid sick leave for all workers, calling on companies to provide retroactive and ongoing hazard pay for essential workers, and increasing funding for COVID testing, PPE and vaccine distribution.”

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