We are dedicated to serving our members.



UFCW Local 455 represents the hard-working men and women of Louisiana and parts of Texas. We are dedicated to serve our members by helping achieve better wages and benefits, respect on the job and improved working conditions.



Warehousing & Manufacturing

Packing and Processing

Barbers & Cosmetology

Zoos & Aquariums


A union is a group of workers who join together to achieve better wages and benefits, respect on the job, and improved working conditions. Without a union, employers have 100% control over its employees and complete authority to make all decisions. A union places workers in a better position and also ensures job security.

At Local 455, YOU are the union!

A Strong Union

Today, UFCW 455 stands 19,000+ members strong, representing and advocating for workers in southern Texas and Louisiana.

A Stronger Contract

We are committed to providing our members with a strong contract that includes better wages and benefits, affordable healthcare, fair scheduling, safe working conditions, and much more!

Better Work-Life Balance

We think you deserve a break. When you’re a member of a union, your contract protects you when you need leave or take time off. Through our innovative programs like free college, language learning and recreational benefits, we also make sure you can make the most of your time off.


Brandon Hopkins


Shirley Rome


Executive Staff

Debbie Edwards

Administrative Assistant

Steve Hopkins

Executive Assistant

Salina Padilla

Executive Assistant

Kevin Pechacek

Assistant Bargaining Director

Blake Satcher

Field Director

Scott Weber

Grievance Director

Servicing Staff

Hip Arriaga

Cassandra Bradford

Rydell Cummings

Garrick Gise

Coy Helton

Claudia Islas

Alonzo ‘AJ’ Jefferson

Chris Kelley

Oscar Martinez

Paul Powell

Karla Rivera

Leonard Sanchez

Kerstin Williams

Matt Coleman

This is by far the best experience I've had with a Union. I must admit I had my reservations about unions in general due to my conservative values, but this Union actually puts us before politics. Shout out to my rep and UFCW!!!!!

Adam W.

This Union fights for us workers, representatives are always available and attentive to our rights, the benefits including insurance is the reason I am working with Kroger.

Josue M.

I use to have my doubts about unions, but these people fight for us and actually come see all of us at our plant. The rep always talks to us to make sure everything is ok, and handles issues we tell her the same week. You can tell they all genuinely care.

Gerald M.