Happy (Almost) Birthday UFCW! The United Food and Commercial Workers union was formed on Aug. 8, 1979 when the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workers of North America officially merged with the Retail Clerks International Union. The newly merged union became the UFCW. Click here to view a historical timeline of where we’ve been and where we’re going!
Today the union represents well over a million workers including meat cutters, meat packers, manufacturing workers, food processors, grocery clerks, cashiers, delicatessen clerks, delivery people, seafood clerks, produce managers, frozen food specialists, bakers, hardware salespeople and health and beauty aid salespeople to name only a few. Be sure to visit the  UFCW International’s Facebook page to wish the UFCW a happy birthday on Saturday, Aug. 8!