In the late 1970’s, former UFCW Local 1459 President Dick Abdow established our Retiree’s Club with a small group that has grown throughout the years.
Members have enjoyed the camaraderie of their coworkers and made a new group of friends with whom they have much in common. They enjoyed monthly day trips, overnighters to such places as Newport, RI, Lake Champlain, New York City, Atlantic City, Pennsylvania Dutch country, a 2-week trip to Florida and even a cruise to the Caribbean.
The Club meets at the Local Union office on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30 AM. The club coordinator is Peg Picard. Following refreshments, they begin the meeting with discussions of the affairs of the Club, perhaps listen to a guest speaker, plan upcoming trips, acknowledgment of birthdays etc. At noon, the retirees are off to lunch at a local restaurant.
Throughout one’s tenure as an employee, good friendships and relations are developed and because you retire doesn’t mean you can’t keep these friendships strong.
Accordingly, our Retiree’s Club cordially invites you to join us. For more information, please contact Peg at UFCW Local 1459’s office.
UFCW Women’s Network
The UFCW Women’s Network, founded in 1988, works to motivate and encourage women to become active in their local unions so they can contribute toward building and strengthening the UFCW. More than half of the UFCW’s 1.5 million members are women and we are a powerful resource for our union.
The active participation of women members in the UFCW enhances our strength at the bargaining table, in organizing campaigns, and in the political arena.
The Network assesses women’s common problems and concerns, and develops action programs to address them within the framework of our local unions, the International Union and regional structures, and the labor movement as a whole.
The Network, in cooperation with the International Union, seeks to motivate and educate UFCW women to increase women’s participation in UFCW activities and programs. The Network encourages the hiring and promotion of qualified women to leadership and policy-making positions at all levels within the UFCW local unions, the International Union, and the labor movement.
The Network supports the formation of women’s committees and caucuses at the local union and regional levels, wherever possible.
The Network recognizes that organizing the unorganized is top priority for the UFCW. In cooperation with the International Union and Organizing Departments, the Network assists where appropriate in organizing programs.
The Women’s Network welcomes all UFCW sisters and brothers who want to help create a brighter, more secure future for working families. We invite you to join us!
Membership applications are available from UFCW Local 1459’s office.