Interested in getting a voice in your workplace?
Getting union representation is the best way to gain the benefits and working conditions that you and your co-workers deserve. With a union, you have the legal right to bargain over your pay, benefits, employment security, health and safety, and retirement. Without a union negotiated contract, you are an “employee at will,” leaving your pay, benefits, and working conditions exclusively in the hands of your employer. A union also gives you the ability to negotiate over company policies that affect promotions, job bidding, layoffs, and many other aspects of your job.
Having a union and the right to bargain collectively with your employer is not some old-fashioned idea. Workers across the country continue to organize and empower themselves and their coworkers through collective action. Top executives of every major corporation negotiate their own compensation, retirement and severance packages with the companies for which they work, so why shouldn’t you?
Through Local 328, you and your co-workers will have the same ability to improve your working conditions. Today, UFCW Local 328 represents more than 11,000 men and women in Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, and Cape Cod & the Islands. We represent workers in several industries including retail food, food service, banking, health care, transportation, manufacturing and recycling. We will help any group of workers from any industry through the process of organizing and we’ll fight to get you the benefits and working conditions you deserve.
“What are my rights?”
Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which is a federal law, guarantees employees the right to organize and bargain collectively with their employer.
“Section 7 – Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection…”
“Am I protected?”
Yes! Section 8 of the National Labor Relations Act protects workers by making it illegal for an employer to interfere with the rights of employees as guaranteed in Section 7.
To learn more about your rights and protections visit: https://www.nlrb.gov/rights-we-protect
Questions and Answers
To answer many of the commonly asked questions our organizing department receives over the course of our campaigns, we’ve put together a small Questions and Answers Booklet. We hope you find it useful. To download an authorization card, click here, print the form, fill it out, and mail it to us at:
UFCW Local 328, 278 Silver Spring St, Providence, RI, 02904-9956
All information is kept strictly confidential.
“I’m interested in joining UFCW Local 328… what do I do next?”
The first step is to get in touch with us. Send us a message using the form on the right side of the page and we’ll be in contact as soon as possible. Or, if you wish to call, we can be reached at 1-800-624-7776 ext. 20 or 401-861-0300 ext. 20.