What's New at UFCW Local 455
“EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON
WHICH YOU CAN USE TO CHANGE THE WORLD.”
The 2018 UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship Program is under way!
WHO MAY APPLY: Any student who has graduated from high school, will be graduation in the spring of 2018, or has received their GED. This year the applications will be available from February 12 through May 13, 2018. At least eight scholarships will be awards worth up to $8,000 each over a four year period.
Application forms are available online starting February 12. If you are unable to apply online, you may request an application by writing to: UFCW Charity Foundation, Attn: Scholarship Program, 1775 K Street, NW, Washington, DC.
THE POSTMARK DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018.
To learn more and download the 2018 UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship Application CLICK HERE
800 social justice professionals, activists, union members and community leaders joined together in Houston for the AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference.
For four days, participants took part in actions, meetings, trainings, and other sessions focused on this year's theme 'Reclaiming the Dream: Strategize, Organize, Mobilize!' The conference was about shifting the rules and building power so that working communities can thrive and families can enjoy the fruits of their labor. Too many of our family members, friends, loved ones and neighbors are overworked, underpaid and underemployed. And far too many are barely making it from day to day.
“There is nothing new about poverty," Dr. King said in 1964 during his Nobel Peace Prize address. "What is new, however, is that we have the resources to get rid of it.”
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!
KEEPING SCORE Your Union Serving You! 2017 Grievances as of 1/11/18 GRIEVANCES PENDING 307 GRIEVANCES RESOLVED* 513 EMPLOYEES REINSTATED 69 TOTAL BACKPAY** $291,732.31
2017 Grievance Totals TOTAL BACKPAY** $291,732.31
*Figure may not reflect grievances resolved by Union Representatives in the 1st step.
**Totals include benefit contributions.
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