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Local 888 Helps Members Become U.S. Citizens

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        For over a year now, UFCW Local 888 has been hosting citizenship workshops for its members, where members can receive legal services, help with the process to become a citizen, and other immigration and citizenship issues. Local 888's most recent workshop in July, held in New York, NY, helped close to…

VICTORY for Local 888 Health Care Members

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Today, in New York state's capitol, Governor Cuomo announced his support for the $55 million in additional funding in the state's budget. For the last week, New York state leaders have been in broad agreement to increase funding for the direct care of disabled individuals in New York. In an unprecedented moment in New York…

For The Love of Labor

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On Friday, March 17th, Organizer and Union Representative Flormaria Gonzalez was asked to be a guest speaker in a class of Juniors and Seniors in the Academy of Finance at Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne, NJ. Academy of Finance Instructor Ms. Julissa Borbon invited Gonzalez to her classes to bring her curriculum to life…

CALL GOVERNOR CUOMO For a Salary Increase!

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  CALL GOVENOR CUOMO TODAY             (518) 474-8390 ext. 1 The New York State Senate and Assembly proposed budgets include $45 million dollars to improve salaries of UFCW Local 888 Health Care and Professional Members, please call the Governor’s office and ask him to support you and your co-workers LONG OVERDUE raise in your salary. …

NYC Labor Day Parade

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This passing Saturday, New York City celebrated union pride with their Labor Day parade. The Parade, which started at 44th street ended at 63rd street, was filled with "Union Pride" signs, music and union t-shirts of all colors. Several unions of the tri-state area came out with their members to celebrate and Local 888 was…

Do You Know Who You’re Voting For?

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November is almost here and the Presidential race is getting closer by the day. With Trump's controversial comments headlining the news and Clinton deemed as untrustworthy, it is understandable how voters may shy away from voting in November or end up voting outside of their political party. But we are here to help you draw…

Justice for NY Farm Workers March

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  President Max Bruny speaking at the rally in Smithtown, New Yorkon May 15th in front of Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan’s Office to kick off the 18-day march. Since May 15, 2016 the New York State Farm Workers have been marching 15 to 20 miles a day on their journey to Albany, NY to…

Citizenship via UFCW Local 888

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Due to the huge success of Local 888's pilot Citizenship workshop a couple of weeks ago, the Local has decided to host its second Citizenship workshop on June 17th and 18th. The workshop focused on legal services, the process to become a citizen, and other immigration and citizenship issues. Nearly 25 people attended the first…

Sec. Hillary Clinton Sits Down with Retail Workers at UFCW Conference

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Sec. Clinton sits down with UFCW Members   During last week's Legislative & Political Conference in Las Vegas, NV, Secretary Hillary Clinton flew in to talk to UFCW Local organizers, delegates and staffers but also to have a sit down with retail workers. Secretary Hillary Clinton met with hard-working retail workers from across the industry…

UFCW Retail Conference

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Just last week, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union held its 2016 Spring Retail, Legislative and Political Conferences in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mirage Hotel. The Retail Conference was an opportunity to learn about collective bargaining, organizing, and communications techniques. It was also an opportunity to discuss common issues, strategies, and new thinking…

Become a U.S. Citizen with UFCW

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On April 22nd and 23rd, several Local 888 Century 21 and GOYA members attended a UFCW Union Citizenship Action Network (UCAN) workshop in East Rutherford. The workshop focused on legal services, the process to become a citizen, and other immigration and citizenship issues. Nearly 25 people attended the workshop and all received assistance filling out their naturalization…