Tag: RWDSU/UFCW Local 338

The Hazard Isn’t Over: Frontline Workers Urge Public to Support Them in the Fight for More COVID-19 Protections
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The Hazard Isn’t Over: Frontline Workers Urge Public to Support Them in the Fight for More COVID-19 Protections

Queens, NY – Essential workers, labor activists and safety advocates are increasing their demand for better protections for frontline workers in a new COVID-19 relief package already approved by the House, but left in limbo since July 2, when the U.S. Senate was last in session. While essential workers have been working non-stop since the…

Supermarket Industry Vet to Shoppers: ‘New York City is Not Yet Out of the Woods’
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Supermarket Industry Vet to Shoppers: ‘New York City is Not Yet Out of the Woods’

New York, NY – Eddie Quezada, an executive board member at Local 338, has experienced many changes over his 32-year career in the supermarket industry — but he never saw anything like the hysteria that took place at the start of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  “There’s been a modernization of the industry in the way…

Local 338 Grocery Store Workers to Shoppers: Please Help Us Keep Everyone Safe
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Local 338 Grocery Store Workers to Shoppers: Please Help Us Keep Everyone Safe

New York, NY – RWDSU/UFCW Local 338 is comprised almost entirely of essential workers, a great many of them helping to keep New Yorkers fed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges, workers, especially those in grocery stores, have not backed down. The nearly 100-year-old union representing them now hopes shoppers and companies will do…

Unions Share Groceries With Non-Union Brothers & Sisters in Construction
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Unions Share Groceries With Non-Union Brothers & Sisters in Construction

New York, NY – Day laborers in Queens, the borough hardest hit by COVID-19, are out of work, but they are not being forgotten. Brothers and sisters from Laborers Local 79 and the New Immigrant Community Empowerment group [NICE], along with Councilman Francisco Moya (D-Corona) recently teamed up to deliver vital groceries to families in…