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Want to know what’s new at your union? You’ve come to the right place. Browse the posts below for the latest news and announcements at UFCW Local 152.

Cannabis plant
  UFCW was named on NJ.com's "21 people and places to watch in the N.J. cannabis space in 2021," an
Cannabis plant
  UNION WIN! Today, employees of the medical cannabis company Verano NJ will become UFCW members. An article was published
UFCW Local 152 staff with the holiday gift baskets, 2020.
  With plenty of help from the Village ShopRite store in Somers Point, NJ, each year UFCW Local 152 purchases
A member voting on the Lassonde Pappas contract in 2020.
  A Strong Contract After several months of negotiations, On Thursday, December 17th, UFCW Local 152 members at Lassonde Pappas
The Negotiating Committee for UMC at Bristol Glen: Stephanie Anistevich, Jerri Desposito, Peggy Albert and Jo-Ellen Kwiatkowsky.
  On Wednesday, December 16th, UFCW Local 152 members at United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen in Newton, New Jersey
The Negotiating Committee for the Goya Foods contract in Pedricktown, NJ
  On Tuesday, December 8th, UFCW Local 152 members at Goya Foods in Pedricktown, New Jersey came together and ratified
Members at Bevco Service, Inc. voting at the ratification meeting on 11/19/2020.
On Thursday, November 19th, UFCW Local 152 members at Bevco Service, Inc. in Edgewater Park, NJ came together and voted
President Brian String with Union Representative Carmine DelVicario and a member.
As seen in the Unity: Fall 2020 – President’s Report. See past copies of the Unity here.   Change Through Unity The
The Negotiating Committee: Committeeperson Vincent Freeman, Chief Shop Steward Fred Drayton, Assistant Director of Collective Bargaining Lisa Sanders, and Union Representative Greg Torian.
  On Friday, October 30th, UFCW Local 152 members at Liberty Bell Steak Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania came together and
Assistant Director of Collective Bargaining Lisa Sanders, Shop Steward Maureen Genovese, and Union Representative Cary Lawson at the contract ratification on 10/29/2020.
  On Thursday, October 29th, UFCW Local 152 members at Victoria Manor and Victoria Commons, both located in North Cape
Part of the ShopRite Retail Clerks Negotiating Committee 2020
  On Tuesday, October 20th, UFCW Local 152 Retail Clerk members who work at Bottino's, Perlmart, and Village ShopRites stood together
Part of the Negotiating Committee for the United Methodist Communities at Collingswood contract ratification, 10/16/20
  On Friday, October 16th, UFCW Local 152 members at United Method Communities at Collingswood in Collingswood, New Jersey stood
The Goya Foods Negotiating Committee, 10/12/2020
  On Monday, October 12th, UFCW Local 152 members at Goya Foods in Jersey City, New Jersey came together and
Amy Kennedy and Union Representative Matte Kane in Atlantic City, NJ
  On Wednesday, October 14th, UFCW Local 152 staff attended an Economic Relief Roundtable meeting in Atlantic City, NJ with
A mother holding her child
  The UFCW Women’s Network is now accepting applications for the 2020 Childcare Grant! The primary purpose of the UFCW
  On Wednesday, September 16th, UFCW Local 152 staff attended an Ocean County Freeholder meeting in Toms River, NJ to
The Negotiating Committee at DWK Life Sciences.
  On Thursday, September 17th, UFCW Local 152 members at DWK Life Sciences in Millville, New Jersey came together and
President Brian String addressing a crowd.
As seen in the Unity: Summer 2020 – President’s Report. See past copies of the Unity here.   It’s time for CEOs
Brian String and a member attending the Acme (Meat) contract ratification on 9/16/2020.
  On Wednesday, September 16, UFCW Local 152 members who work in the meat, seafood, deli, and some bakery departments
I VOTED stickers
  By Brian String, UFCW Local 152 President   It’s time. On the ballot in New Jersey this election cycle
American Flag
  Dear Members of UFCW Local 152: On this Labor Day, America will pause to reflect on the accomplishments of
  Are you interested in learning more about the Free College Benefit, which offers members and their families the opportunity
Some members of the Negotiating Committee for the United Methodist Communities at The Shores contract, 2020
  On Friday, August 21st, UFCW Local 152 members at United Method Communities at The Shores in Ocean City, New
  It is with sincere regret that UFCW Local 152 had to make the difficult decision to cancel the 15th
September 4, 2020
American Flag

Labor Day Message From President Brian String

  Dear Members of UFCW Local 152: On this Labor Day, America will pause to reflect on the accomplishments of working people — people like you. […]
June 15, 2020
Shop Steward Nicole Browning voting at the ratification for The Borough of Bradley Beach on 6/09/2020.

Borough of Bradley Beach Members Unanimously Ratify New Contract – 6/09/2020

  On Tuesday, June 9th, UFCW Local 152 members at the Borough of Bradley Beach, New Jersey unanimously voted to ratify a new contract! The three-year […]
April 29, 2020
A woman working in a laboratory.

UFCW: Trump Order to Keep Meatpacking Plants Open Must Include Immediate Action to Strengthen Coronavirus Testing & Safety Measures

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), America’s largest meatpacking union with 250,000 members across the industry, called on President […]
April 28, 2020
A woman picking up a ground beef package

UFCW: Tyson and All Meatpacking Companies Must Act Immediately to Protect American Workers & Food Supply

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), America’s largest meatpacking union, called on Tyson and all companies in the industry […]
April 28, 2020

Message for International Workers Remembrance Day 2020

  Dear Member, Today is International Workers Memorial Day, a day observed around the world to remember workers who were killed or injured at their workplace. […]
April 26, 2020
What is the #ShopSmart pledge?

#ShopSmart Campaign Urges Shoppers to Help Keep America’s Grocery Workers Safe & Grocery Stores Open

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), America’s largest food and retail union, highlighted its national safety initiative entitled, #ShopSmart, […]
April 23, 2020
UFCW International President Marc Perrone

America’s National Meatpacking Union Urges White House Task Force to Take Immediate Action to Protect Meatpacking Workers & National Food Supply

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, America’s largest meatpacking and food processing union, held a national press conference call to highlight the […]
April 20, 2020
A meatpacking worker giving a thumbs up.

UFCW Calls on USDA to Take Five Immediate Actions to Protect Meatpacking Workers and America’s Food Supply During Coronavirus Outbreak

  America’s Largest Food and Retail Union Urges USDA to Prioritize a Series of Critical Safety Actions, including Testing and Personal Protection Equipment for All Meatpacking […]
April 6, 2020

UFCW Implores Hanover Foods to Stop Potential Community Spread of COVID-19 Among Workers and Residents

  Leaders of United Food and Commercial Workers Locals 152 and 1776 Keystone State (UFCW 1776KS) are privately and publicly urging Hanover Foods management to agree […]