This year, the UFCW joined with workers from around the country, in a variety of industries, who stood together for a better life. A list of organizing victories is included in this article.
Silvia Molina, who works at Lyle Cleaning Service in Baltimore, Md., joined UFCW Local 27 in January to stand up for better pay and a stronger voice in the workplace.
“It’s a great feeling to know that someone will always have my back in the workplace!” said Molina.
Bonnie Nyema, a nursing assistant at Villa at Osseo nursing home in Osseo, Minn., joined UFCW Local 663 in August for the better wages and benefits that come with a union contract.
“We came together to join our union because we are hoping to change the pay rate, the staffing, and instill more dignity and respect for everybody because those are the things we don’t have a voice about here now,” said Nyema. “We’re not asking for anything fancy or big, just treat us like human beings and things will go well. Now, with a union, we will have a voice.”
Here are the organizing victories that appeared in OnPoint this year: