In 2018, hard-working women and men from around the country who work in a variety of industries ranging from food retail to health care stood together for a better life by joining our union family. A list of organizing victories is included in this article.
Kyna Hanzer, who works at Peach Tree Acres assisted living facility in Harbeson, Delaware, voted to join UFCW Local 27 on August 30. Despite union-busting tactics and intimidation, Hanzer and her colleagues were determined to join UFCW Local 27 because they were concerned about wages, medical insurance, and a lack of respect from management in the workplace.
“It feels great to know that now that we voted for Local 27, someone will have our back at work!” said Hanzer.
Jan Paul Calo, who works at Severance Foods, Inc. in Hartford, Connecticut, voted to join UFCW Local 371 on Feb. 1. Calo and his colleagues were also subjected to union-busting tactics and intimidation, but were determined to join UFCW Local 371 because they were concerned about wages, medical insurance, and respect in the workplace.
“We voted to unionize to get better benefits, sick days, better safety equipment and raises,” said Calo.
Here are the organizing victories that appeared in OnPoint this year:
Albertsons Workers in Idaho Stand Together for a Better Life
Ohio Energy Workers Join ICWUC
Assisted Living Workers in Delaware Join Local 27
Local 700 ConAgra Workers Celebrate Wall-to-Wall Union Solidarity
Celebrating Our Solidarity
Texas Barbers Stand Together for a Better Life
Grocery Workers in Colorado Join Our Union Family
Local 7 Adds More Members to Our Union Family
Local 5 Adds More Cannabis Processors to Our Union Family
Allegany County HRDC Workers in Maryland Join Local 27
Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Workers in Maryland Join Local 27
Severance Foods Workers in Connecticut Join Local 371
Presbyterian Home for Central New York Workers Join Local One
Consolidated Nuclear Security Workers in Tennessee Join ICWUC Local 252C
AOC Resins Workers in Indiana Join ICWUC