On May 9—National Third Shift Workers Day—UFCW locals visited members who work the graveyard shift in stores and facilities across the country to thank them for their hard work and sacrifice.
Third shift work can make life unusual and sometimes difficult. According to multiple studies, the risk of workplace injuries, obesity and depression are all increased if a person works overnight. While there is no federal law requiring third shift workers to be provided with any extra pay or benefits, the UFCW is proud to negotiate premium pay for third shift workers to help provide them with the better life they’ve earned and deserve.
“Thank you for recognizing us,” said Beverly Martin, a UFCW Local 8-Golden State member who works at Save Mart in California. “I work the third shift and have for six years now. We get looked over for a lot of things.”
Here are a few images from National Third Shift Workers Day: