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Our final WINNER is.....................
CONGRATULATIONS!!!  ENJOY 2 TICKETS TO APRIL 29TH SPOKANE EMPIRE VS TRICITIES FEVER. Read More...
THE MARKETS (PROSSER-SELAH-WAPATO) CONTRACT RATIFIED
Thanks to all the members that came out and voted the contract! APPROVED. Read More...
FRED MEYER-ALBERTSONS-SAFEWAY GROCERY AND MEAT CONTRACTS RATIFIED!
Thanks to all the members that came out and voted the contract! APPROVED! Read More...
And this week's WINNER is...........
CONGRATULATIONS. Read More...
CALLING ALL MEMBERS, plus SPOUSES AND DEPENDENTS SEEKING HIGHER EDUCATION
EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS, THEIR DEPENDENTS AND SPOUSES  Four $500 scholarships and two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.  A signed, completed application (attached) must be received on or before Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 5pm (PST).  Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. Read More...
Download: SCHOLARSHIP APP 2016.pdf
And this week's WINNER is.................
CONGRATULATIONS!!!  ENJOY 2 TICKETS TO APRIL 29TH SPOKANE EMPIRE VS TRICITIES FEVER. Read More...
SPOKANE'S 27TH ANNUAL
Honoring workers who died last year due to work related injuries and/or illnesses. Read More...
And the WINNER is..............
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ATTENTION: SAFEWAY AND ALBERTSONS MEMBERS
Serving Safeway Employees since 1952 and now ready to serve YOU!  Located in Spokane serving member all over the Pacific Northwest. Read More...
Download: Safeway Federal Credit Union.pdf
CALLING ALL UFCW 1439 MEMBERS AND FAMILY
Go to the attached documents regarding our UFCW fundraiser and group night with the Spokane Empire Indoor Football League, Friday, April 29,  $12, purchase deadline is Wednesday April 27. All members can purchase tickets by calling Brent at 509.242.7474 or email Brent@spokaneempire.com.   AND Enter to win tickets to the game see attachment. Read More...
Download: Flyers for Spokane Empire Contest and Fundraiser.pdf
Upcoming Events
Spokane Member Meeting
May 12, 2016
1719 N. Atlantic Spokane, WA
TRI-CITIES MEMBERSHIP MEETING
May 17, 2016
2505 Duportail Street, Suite D Richland, WA 99352
YAKIMA MONTHLY MEMBER MEETING
May 18, 2016
UFCW LOCAL 1439 HALL 507 S. 3rd St. Yakima, WA
Wenatchee Member Meeting
May 19, 2016
15B N. Chelan Wenatchee, WA
Spokane Member Meeting
Jun 09, 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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