In 2019, workers from around the country who work in a variety of industries ranging from food and non-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.
Maria Lucas, who works at L&R Distributors in Monroe Township, N.J., joined UFCW Local 2013 on August 8 for better treatment in the workplace.
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer,” said Lucas. “We just have to convince other people that they have the power. This is what they can do by participating to make change. It is important to stand up for your rights, and regardless of who you are and where you come from, to hold your head up high with dignity and respect.”
Blaine Hill, who works at Vireo Health’s Maryland Medical Solutions in Hurlock, Md., joined UFCW Local 27 on March 22 for better pay and benefits.
“It’s exciting to know that we will have job security and will have the power to bargain for improvements to our jobs,” said Hill.
Here are the organizing victories that appeared in OnPoint this year: