The Local 371 Women’s Network once again received hundreds of toys from our generous members to help with our holiday toy drive. We were able to give toys to members suffering financial hardship and spread the message that our union takes care of each other. We hope you all had a save and memorable holiday season.
Over two hundred of our union stewards attended our annual training seminar. They heard from statewide leaders as well as our union leadership, and participated in trainings to better represent their coworkers and create stronger, more unified workplaces.
Local 371 along with the CT AFL-CIO and all of its affiliated unions fought hard this year to pass a law that would provide premium pay to our members who serve as essential workers. We are so pleased to announce that the Democratic controlled legislature passed the bill, and Governor Lamont signed it, and the application portal is now open. Benefits will be paid out in early 2023, but applicants will be notified whether they qualify within sixty days after they apply. The money is available on a first come, first served basis, and depending on your hours worked. you may qualify for up to $1000.00. In order to qualify, you must have worked as an essential worker from 3/10/20 through 5/7/22. Click here to see if you qualify and to fill out an application.
Thank you to our members, our sponsors, and our golfers for participating in this year’s golf tournament. We are please to announce we raised $40,000 this year. Our sunny day of golf and camaraderie led us to be able to donate $10,000 to the Make A Wish Foundation, and the rest will be donated to charities local to Connecticut, Vermont, and Western Massachusetts, and will be used to help members in need.
UFCW is honored to once again partner with the National Association of Letter Carriers for the 30th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive to take place on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
Nationally, an estimated 45 million Americans experience food insecurity every year. Stamp Out Hunger – the largest single-day food drive in the United States- has been a way for our union to assist those facing hunger in our country and to make a difference in our communities.
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