Members Can Share Their Stories, Commemorate Black History Month

The UFCW is proud to continue its yearly tradition of commemorating Black History Month each February. UFCW members have been at the forefront of a movement fighting for civil rights and equality, and justice for workers everywhere.

To continue that tradition, the UFCW is collecting stories from members and local unions that illustrate Black History Month by celebrating vicotries and heros of the fight for equality.

Submissions can include stories about UFCW members, staff members, politicians or civil rights leaders who deserve to be honored during Black History Month. Any stories about local unions, past or present, that showcase the fight for equality and the power of a union are welcomed as well.

Members and local union staff can send their stories, photos, suggestions or thoughts to submissions@ufcw.org to possibly be featured on the UFCW website, or can submit them to our ‘share your story‘ form.

Check out more articles and stories highlighted by UFCW commemorating Black History Month:

 

Black History Month Celebrations: Show Host Richard Fowler Empowers Youth to Make a Difference

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Working with youth in order to empower them to make a difference in their own and their communities’ lives is clearly important to Fowler, who has trained about 2,000 young people on how to make their voices heard through messaging and media. Fowler’s trainings no doubt draw on his experiences as the host of his own radio show (The Richard Fowler Show), which has recently partnered with the popular show The Young Turks. Continue reading….

 

Black History Month Member Spotlight: Mike Dillard

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For this week’s member spotlight, we chatted with Local 75 member and steward Mike Dillard. Mike has worked at Kroger stores in Cincinnati, Ohio and in nearby Kentucky for 25 years now, and has seen how being a union member truly makes a difference in the workplace. Today, he is an assistant meat manager.  Continue reading…

 

UFCW Minority Coalition Kicks Off Trailblazers Publication with Tribute to Addie Wyatt

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The UFCW Minority Coalition is an organization made up of UFCW members dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion within the labor movement. To help celebrate Black History Month, we’re sharing the Minority Coalition’s first edition of their Trailblazer series. The UFCW Minority Coalition Trailblazer Series is an educational resource that commemorates the work and life achievements of UFCW union leaders of color who helped build the American labor movement and led the way in the struggle for justice and equal rights.  Continue reading…

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