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What's New at UFCW 1439
HAGGEN GROCERY-
FYI- http://www.theheraldbusinessjournal. Read More...
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE UFCW TRUST
Details and contact information will be provided in the upcoming material being sent to you around February 10th, 2016. Read More...
Download: HMS AUDIT FLYER.pdf
PENSION UPDATE-PENSION UPDATE
FYI – The Sound Retirement Trust has sent out the updated Annual Benefit Statements for the Plan Year ending 9/30/15.  All statements were mailed by January 29, 2016.  ABS’s will be mailed to all Vested and Non-Vested participants with 435 hours or more in the 10/1/14 - 9/30/2015 Plan Year. Read More...
SPOKANE CHIEFS HOCKEY PLAYERS GUARD AGAINST HUNGER
SPOKANE CHIEFS hockey players guard against hunger by helping our FRED MEYER members bag groceries and accept food donations for Second Harvest Inland Northwest.  Guard against hunger January 30, 2016 vs Tri-City, bring 2 non-perishable food items to the Chiefs office and receive the  group rate for Saturday January 30th.  Also, Washington Army National Guard Buck Night. Read More...
$5.75M SETTLEMENT REACHED IN ALBERTSONS, HAGGEN LAWSUIT
Learn more by double clicking on link below: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article56253175. Read More...
SIGN UP NOW!!! OUR GOAL FOR THE NEW YEAR IS TO EDUCATE, EQUIP AND EMPOWER OUR MEMBERS!
Our website is a source of great information including Members Only Resources for YOU!   PLEASE STAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR UNION HERE: Facebook:  This media source will be used for outreach to the communities in our areas and to our Facebook friends. Read More...
UPDATED-2 YEARS OF HARD WORK AND DEDICATION PAYS OFF FOR UFCW 1439 SPOKANE MEMBERS:
THANK YOU UFCW members who showed up to Spokane City Council meeting in support of Spokane Sick and Safe Leave, it passed by 6 to 1 vote!    FOLLOW LINK TO SPOKESMAN REVIEW ARTICLE: http://www.spokesman. Read More...
Download: ORD C35300 As Amended 1-11-2016 - AS ADOPTED spokane sick and safe leave.pdf , Press Release Spokane Alliance.docx
Attention members enrolled with the UFCW Trust
Read More...
Download: UFCW Trust co-pay rate increase 2016.pdf
Haggen Bankruptcy: What does this mean for UFCW members?
. Read More...
Download: Haggen Bankruptcy Members Need to Know.pdf
Letter to Haggen Members
. Read More...
Download: Haggen letter Sept 2015_0001.pdf

Upcoming Events
TRI-CITIES (KENNEWICK, PASCO, RICHLAND) MONTHLY MEETING
Feb 16, 2016
UFCW LOCAL 1439 OFFICE 2505 DUPORTAIL ST., SUITE D RICHLAND, WA 99352
YAKIMA MONTHLY MEMBER MEETING
Feb 17, 2016
UFCW LOCAL 1439 HALL 507 S. 3rd St. Yakima, WA
WENATCHEE MONTHLY MEETING
Feb 18, 2016
UFCW LOCAL 1439 OFFICE 15 B NORTH CHELAN WENATCHEE, WA 98801
SPOKANE MONTHLY MEETINGS
Mar 10, 2016
UFCW LOCAL 1439 1719 N. ATLANTIC STREET SPOKANE, WA 99205
Tri-Cities Member Meeting
Mar 15, 2016
IBEW #112 Union Hall 2637 W. Albany Kennewick, WA

40 Hour Week for Happier Home Life

Throughout early American history and into the 1860s the average was 11 hours with 12 to 14 not uncommon. In 1937, the 40 hour work week started to become the law, because workers protested and demanded it.



Why do we feel such a strong reaction when we see the old sign “40 Hour Week for a Happier Home Life.” Maybe because, so many of us have friends and family struggling to survive working part-time jobs. Constant underemployment is crushing working families in America.

 

What make a forty hour week so important? If you aren’t working forty hours a week, on one job, you are most likely living in poverty. This has happened to millions of people, all across our country. Working people have fallen from the middle class, into poverty, as their hours have been drastically cut. In 1990, 70% of retail workers were full-time, today 70% work part-time. This is increasing corporate profits, but working people and their families are being destroyed financially.



 

The American dream of a good job with 40 hours’ work, one they can feed their-families on and maybe buy a home, seems to have been sacrificed on the altar of corporate greed.

 






Ron Banka
President Local 1439

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