About Us

Mission Statement

The United Latinos of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) is an organization of men and women who have joined together to promote the issues and pursue interests important to Latino workers.

“Working Toward Latino Empowerment and Building Latino Pride!” We have a simple but powerful purpose of empowering Latino men and women within the UFCW and within our communities. We are also building Latino pride which will help others better understand our cultural differences. Our diversity will help make our organization and our society stronger. The United Latinos will help teach others that through UFCW membership, there is a better way of life that includes wages, health benefits, pensions, job security and dignity.

 

Leadership

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About

The United Latinos of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) is an organization of men and women who have joined together to promote the issues and pursue interests important to Latino workers.

“Working Toward Latino Empowerment and Building Latino Pride!” We have a simple but powerful purpose of empowering Latino men and women within the UFCW and within our communities. We are also building Latino pride which will help others better understand our cultural differences. Our diversity will help make our organization and our society stronger. The United Latinos will help teach others that through UFCW membership, there is a better way of life that includes wages, health benefits, pensions, job security and dignity.

 

Empowerment

Our goal is to empower Latino men, women and children through:

  • Political Participation
  • Education
  • Community Involvement
  • Solidarity of Union Membership

The Latino population is growing fast. It is predicted that in 50 years one in every four Americans will be Latino. More Latinos vote in elections today. The Latino vote is a powerful and exciting phenomenon in American politics. As Latinos are empowered we will have our place in main stream America and share in the American Dream. When we empower Latino workers we empower our great union and we empower our community. Through outreach programs, the United Latinos builds partnerships with community groups also working to improve the rights and lives of Latino men and women.

Pride

 There is significant value in our diversity when it is seen as an asset. We know that it is natural to fear the unknown so we propose to educate those around us about our various Latino cultures. We have much to offer and are proud to share what we are and what we know, especially when it helps reach and empower Latinos. The ultimate goal of United Latinos is to be an asset and a resource to the UFCW, its Locals and to the Labor Movement. By working together we will help make the UFCW the very best.

We Can Help!

United Latinos will assist UFCW Regions, Local Unions and other organizations in their efforts to communicate, organize and servicing Latino members. We help with basic Spanish translations, Spanish press conferences and rallies, organizing (blitz and campaigns), immigration issues, help in training programs for Latino workers, voter registration, GOTV, electing candidates, etc. The United Latinos is the face and the voice of the UFCW when we need to reach Latino working men and women.

Join Us

To join The United Latinos of UFCW you can download and complete a membership application (click here). Return it with your annual dues payment to the address listed on the application. Local Unions,  providers and friends of the UFCW can also participate by becoming a Sponsor of United Latinos by making an annual contribution. These moneys enable us to work toward our goals of Latino Empowerment and Building Latino Pride.

We look forward to your membership and support!

 

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