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What's New at UFCW 1439
Friday November 20, 2015: To our members who have been affeced by the recent storm, your Union invites you down to the Spokane office to warm up, charge up and eat up! Come by anytime between 9:00am and 4:00pm. We will have outlets available as well as snacks and refreshments. We extend this invitation to UFCW Local 1439 members and their households who are still without power due to the storm. Read More...
Rosauers Pharmacy Technicians and Assistants Vote to Ratify Contract Offer in Spokane
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Lewiston Albertsons and Safeway members Grocery and Meat Departments Vote to ratify Contract Offer
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Lewiston Rosauers Grocery and Meat Contract Offer Passes
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Safeway Dues Deduction
SAFEWAY MEMBERS: It has been brought to our attention that your employer has deducted some member's monthly dues rate TWICE during the month of October. We have been told by Safeway that this will be refunded on your next pay period, October 17, 2015. Read More...
Haggen Bankruptcy: What does this mean for UFCW members?
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Download: Haggen Bankruptcy Members Need to Know.pdf
Letter to Haggen Members
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Download: Haggen letter Sept 2015_0001.pdf
2015 UFCW Local 1439 Scholarship Winners Announced!
On Wednesday June 24th, a committee of five UFCW 1439 members, Dana King, Leslie Cowan, Amy Gardner, Jeff Hofstader and Dave Gerken met to read almost 30 scholarship applications from UFCW 1439 members and their families. Scholars were selected based on the essays they submitted. Read More...
Spokane Area Safeway, Albertsons and Fred Meyer Members Vote Yes on Contract Offer
Members turned out to vote on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 to ratify contract offers from Safeway, Albertsons and Fred Meyer.  There was strong support for offers in Grocery, Meat and CCK departments that included a bonus for Journerypersons and immediate raises for most apprentices. Read More...
Spokane Contract Offer Vote
As of Tuesday, April 7, 2015 all ACTIVE members were mailed a copy of the contract offer for the Spokane Safeway, Albertsons and Fred Meyer agreements as well as a copy of the vote/meeting notice. Please see below for an online version of this notice and the PDF attachment. Read More...
Download: Spokane Contract Vote April 2015.pdf

Upcoming Events
Spokane Member Meeting
Dec 10, 2015
1719 N. Atlantic Spokane, WA
Tri-Cities Member Meeting
Dec 15, 2015
IBEW #112 Union Hall 2637 W. Albany Kennewick, WA
Yakima Member Meeting
Dec 16, 2015
Carpenters Hall 507 S. 3rd St. Yakima, WA
Wenatchee Member Meeting
Dec 17, 2015
15B N. Chelan Wenatchee, WA
Spokane Member Meeting
Jan 14, 2016
1719 N. Atlantic Spokane, 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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