In the United Food and Commercial Workers Local Union 1428, you are the union. You come together with your coworkers; you nominate and elect union officers; you determine the working conditions and concerns that will be bargained in a contract; you will be part of a larger movement to improve the lives of working men and women in the workplace and in their communities.
The more workers join together for the good of all, the more management listens to what they have to say. In union, there is strength. Without a union, you have only a few rights such as the minimum wage, overtime after 40 hours, and unemployment insurance. With a union, you enjoy numerous other benefits guaranteed in a union contract, such as negotiated wages, health care and retirement benefits, workplace safety guidelines and training, defined work schedules, job security, protection from unfair treatment and favoritism by management, seniority rights, and a grievance procedure.