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General Membership Meeting
  Attention members! We are thrilled to host a live, in-person UFCW Local 152 General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, July
A cannabis plant on a black background.
  As time runs out for New Jersey cities to establish cannabis limitations before Governor Murphy's August 21st deadline, UFCW
Members with Pete White at the St. Mary's ratification meeting on June 9, 2021.
  On Wednesday, June 9th, UFCW Local 152 members at St. Mary's Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare and St. Mary's
A young girl riding the Antique Carousel at Dorney Park.
  We have wonderful news! UFCW Local 152 has once again partnered with Dorney Park to offer our members two
A member casting his vote at the ShopRite Meat ratification meeting.
  On Wednesday, June 2nd, ShopRite Meat Clerks (which includes all workers in the meat department as well as the
Golf photo courtesy of pixabay.com
  Attention members! We are pleased to announce UFCW Local 152 will be hosting the 16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
President Brian String at the 2021 Irv R. String Local 152 Awards Night.
  As seen in the Unity, Spring 2021 edition – President’s Report. See past copies of the Unity here.   Members have a
Hugh Giordano speaking at the 5/13/2021 meeting. Photo from Jersey Shore Online.
  After attending the April 22 meeting when the ordinance to ban all cannabis operations in the township was proposed,
A hand holding a cannabis leaf
  On Wednesday, May 12, Union Representative Hugh Giordano was the only person to publicly speak against Surf City and
Committee member David Pecunia and Shop Steward Anthony Ditheodore voting at the George Wells Meat Co ratification meeting on May 12, 2021.
  On Wednesday, May 12, UFCW Local 152 members at George Wells Meat Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania unanimously voted to
Hugh Giordano at the Toms River Council meeting on 5/11/2021.
  On Tuesday, May 11, Union Representative Hugh Giordano attended a Toms River City Council meeting in response to a
  Earlier this year, the Irv R. String Local 152 Scholarship Fund opened for members and their dependents to apply for
Fishmonger Michael Panter voting
  On Friday, April 30th, roughly two hundred UFCW Local 152 members from Samuels and Son Seafood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Part of the Negotiating Committee at B & B Poultry on 4/23/2021.
  On Friday, April 23rd, UFCW Local 152 members at B & B Poultry in Norma, New Jersey stood together
Cannabis plant
  On Thursday, April 22nd, UFCW Local 152 Union Representative Hugh Giordano attended a Lacey Township Committee meeting where the
UFCW Charity Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications in 2021!
  Great news, members: the UFCW Charity Foundation, a scholarship offered by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union,
Part of the Negotiating Committee at Taylor Provisions 2021. From left to right: Committeeperson Christopher Cruz, Assistant Director of Collective Bargaining Lisa Sanders, and Shop Steward Sheila Dean.
  On Monday, April 26th, about fifty UFCW Local 152 members at the famed Taylor Provisions in Trenton, New Jersey
Part of the Negotiating Committee at the Bishop McCarthy ratification, 4/22/2021.
  On Thursday, April 22nd, UFCW Local 152 members at Bishop McCarthy Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare in Vineland, NJ
  Have you heard that in addition to the Associate degree program, the UFCW Free College Benefit has recently added
Cannabis leaf growing indoors
  On Tuesday, April 13th, UFCW Local 152 Union Representative Hugh Giordano attended a Morristown Town Council meeting to voice
The Negotiating Committee for Kunzler & Company, 2021.
  On Tuesday, April 20th, UFCW Local 152 members at Kunzler & Company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania overwhelmingly voted to ratify
A woman holding a cannabis leaf.
  UFCW Local 152 Union Representative Hugh Giordano was recently quoted in Van Ness Feldman's Spring 2021 edition of Native
Members at the DS Services ratification meeting on March 26 with their Union Representative Greg Torian (far right).
  On Friday, March 26th, UFCW Local 152 members at DS Services in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey stood united
Members and Union Representative Pete White at the Our Lady's Center for Rehabilitation ratification meeting on 3/24/2021.
  On Wednesday, March 24th, UFCW Local 152 members at Our Lady's Center For Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Pleasantville, New
March 29, 2021

UFCW Local 152 Staff Attends Wildwood Board of Commissioners Meeting – 3/24/2021

  On Wednesday, March 24th, UFCW Local 152 staff attended a Board of Commissioners meeting in Wildwood, New Jersey to voice the union’s support of the […]
March 16, 2021
Cannabis leaves

UFCW Local 152 Attends Ocean City City Council Meeting In Support of Cannabis

  On Thursday, March 11th, UFCW Local 152 Union Representative Hugh Giordano attended a City Council meeting in Ocean City, New Jersey to voice the union’s […]
January 19, 2021
Cannabis plant

UFCW Named On NJ.com’s “21 People and Places To Watch in Cannabis”

  UFCW was named on NJ.com’s “21 people and places to watch in the N.J. cannabis space in 2021,” an alphabetical list of 21 influential people […]
January 12, 2021
Cannabis plant

Verano NJ Workers Will Become UFCW Members – 1/12/2021

  UNION WIN! Today, employees of the medical cannabis company Verano NJ will become UFCW members. An article was published by Business Wire detailing this achievement, […]
September 23, 2020

UFCW Local 152 Attends Ocean County Freeholder Meeting In Support of Adult-Use Cannabis

  On Wednesday, September 16th, UFCW Local 152 staff attended an Ocean County Freeholder meeting in Toms River, NJ to voice support on behalf of the […]
August 8, 2019
UFCW Local 152 Union Representative Hugh Giordano speaking at the Middle Township, NJ Committee meeting to voice support for the cannabis industry. Image courtesy of The Press of Atlantic City

UFCW Local 152 Attends Middle Township Committee Meeting In Support of Medical Cannabis

  UFCW Local 152 staff attended a Middle Township Committee meeting on Monday, August 5th, to voice support on behalf of the cannabis industry in the […]
May 31, 2019
UFCW Local 152 Union Representatives Matte Kane and Hugh Giordano named #52 on The Insider Cannabis Power List

UFCW Local 152 Staff Named On The Insider 100: Cannabis Power List

  Union Representatives Matte Kane and Hugh Giordano were together named #52 on behalf of UFCW Local 152 on The Insider 100: Cannabis Power List, described […]
May 22, 2019
Hugh Giordano speaking on behalf of the cannabis industry.

UFCW Local 152 Attends Assembly Meeting In Support of Expanding Medical Cannabis

  UFCW Local 152 staff attended a New Jersey Assembly meeting on Monday, May 13th to voice support to further expand medical cannabis legislation in the […]
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