We are Local 1546 of the United Food and Commercial Workers International
Union (UFCW). The UFCW, affiliated with AFL-CIO, is an International
Union representing workers from a diverse range of industries including grocery
and drug retailers; meat cutting, processing, and packing; chemical works;
nursing home and healthcare facilities, and many others. The UFCW has Local
Unions spread throughout the United States and Canada.
At UFCW Local 1546, we believe that:
- Our first obligation is to negotiate the best possible contracts for our
members, and then to see to it that the terms of those contracts are enforced
through the filing of grievances, when necessary, and through committed and
caring service to our members.
- Every group of workers – large or small – deserves union representation and
a decent union contract. Therefore, we are committed to organizing the
un-organized workers within our region who seek out the benefits of Union
representation, regardless of their numbers.
- Our Local Union is only as good as its members. Participation in the daily
work of the Local is the job of every Local 1546 member, and the leadership of
this union encourages and welcomes the input and involvement of all of its
- We, as all unions, have an obligation to all working families – union and
non-union – to fight for the rights of workers by supporting and encouraging
legislation that promotes workplace safety and the overall betterment of the
lives of working families, and furthers the cause of the Labor Movement in
America. We, therefore, encourage our members to register and vote, and to be
politically informed and politically active citizens.
- This Local Union should be a source of a wide range of additional benefits
for its members and their families whenever possible and appropriate. We,
therefore, establish relationships with outside organizations and vendors for
the purpose of securing a variety of life-enhancing and money-saving benefits
for Local 1546 members and their families.
- In conjunction with the UFCW and its other Local Unions, we have an
obligation to be a good citizen and work to improve life in our communities. We
do this in part by supporting our official charity, the Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society. The members of Local 1546, therefore, participate fully – year after
year – in a variety of fundraising events for this worthwhile cause.
We invite you to browse this site to learn more about UFCW Local 1546 and its
commitment to you… the American worker!