Personal Narrative: Joining The United Food And Commercial Worker Union

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I gained my first exposure to the union movement when I joined the United Food and Commercial Workers’ union as a bagger at the local grocery store. Acme Fresh Market introduced me to many aspects of the working life, but joining and learning about our Local 880 union proved a unique source of information and stability. Even through moving to work as a cashier and pharmacy technician, the union has always undoubtedly offered support and security during my whole working experience. The union has offered me countless benefits, some involving a fair wage, a safe working environment, paid vacations and breaks, protects of my civil rights, and an eight hour workday with possibility of overtime compensation. I am thankful to have these privileges
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