Over 300 grocery workers at two Meijer stores in Lake Orion and Macomb Township, Mich., recently joined UFCW 951 for a better life. UFCW Local 951 represents thousands of workers at over 100 Meijer stores in Michigan.
These new members, who are employed as meatcutters, store clerks and cashiers, joined our union family via card check because they wanted the same wages and benefits as their unionized colleagues at other Meijer stores in the area.
UFCW Local 951’s organizing campaign included meeting with the workers on site at the stores and coordinating meetings with other unionized Meijer workers from surrounding stores, including union stewards, who talked about the benefits of being a member of our union family.
“Having a union at the new Meijer stores means that everyone comes together as a whole to support one another and work as a team,” said Jenny Hayton, who works at the deli at the Meijer store in Macomb Township. “We all play a role by signing up for the union to be recognized and joining together to advance common interests like wages, benefits, and scheduling rights.”