Annual General Membership Meeting and Scholarship Drawing has been RESCHEDULED
The November 18th General Membership Meeting and Scholarship Drawing has been rescheduled to December 2nd. The rescheduled meeting will still be held at the Holiday Inn-Taunton (700 Myles Standish Blvd, Taunton, MA 02780) from 7:00 to 9:00 AM.
Don’t forget to submit your child’s scholarship applications (Deadline: November 28th). We look forward to seeing you there!
Labor Guild School Fall Term Begins September 26th
Starting September 26th, a new Fall Term begins with the Labor Guild in their new Braintree location.
Classes are Mondays at 7pm from September 26th – November 14th at the Labor guild in Braintree with tuition at just $125 for the 7-week term. Registration Applications and more info can be found www.laborguild.com or by calling (781) 340-7887. Additionally, registration applications can be found in the Fall ’16 Guild School Brochure found HERE!
The Proposed Revisions have PASSED!
Revisions proposed to the UFCW Local 8D Union By-Laws have PASSED! In November 2015, a vote was held at the full membership meeting to determine if the proposed revisions to the union by-laws should or should not be ratified. A majority vote in favor of the proposed changes was passed and the revisions were ratified into the union by-laws. We encourage you to review the newly updated union by-laws found in the link below.
The updated union by-laws can be found HERE!
Proposed Revisions to the UFCW Local 8D Union By-Laws
A proposed revision has been made to the UFCW Local 8D union by-laws. For these revisions to be passed, a vote will be held at the next full membership meeting on November 5th to determine if they should or should not be ratified. Please review the proposed changes to the union by-laws to prepare for the upcoming vote.
The proposed changes to the by-laws can be found HERE!
RESCHEDULING OF AUGUST BARGAINING UNIT MEETINGS
Please be advised that the respective unit bargaining meeting on August 1st and August 8th for Horizon Beverages and United Liquors have been rescheduled for the following dates:
Friday, September 18th – Horizon Bargaining Unit Meeting
Friday, September 25th – United Bargaining Unit Meeting
Please see the Calendar for more information on these two meeting dates.
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice Annual Dinner
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice is a coalition of community, faith, and labor groups in Massachusetts who work to protect and promote workers’ rights. Local 8 has reserved a table at their Annual Dinner (details below). Join us to honor all of the incredible victories we have achieved through collective action!
Where: 1199/SEIU, 150 Mt. Vernon Street, Second Floor, Boston, MA 02125
When: Thursday, April 2, 2015
6:00 PM: Reception
7:00 PM: Dinner and Program
9:00 PM: Dancing
If you would like to reserve a spot at the Local 8 table, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. First come, first served.
Registration for Labor Guild Spring Classes Now Open
The spring semester starts on March 16, 2015 and runs until May 18, 2015, and includes courses on the role of the shop steward, collective bargaining, the history of labor-management relations, among others. Classes take place on Monday nights in Weymouth. Registration is now open. This is a great opportunity to build your knowledge base and leadership skills by learning from each other and experienced practitioners.
2015 UFCW International Scholarship Program
The UFCW International Union is opening the UFCW International Scholarship program for 2015. For more than 46 years, the UFCW International Union has administered their Scholarship Program to ensure both young UFCW members and their dependents have an opportunity to education. Online applications will be available from January 11, 2015 through March 15, 2015 for any students who have either graduated from high school, will be graduating from high school in the Spring of 2015, or who have received their GED. For more information, or to find out if you are eligible, please visit www.ufcw.org/scholarship.
Congratulations to the 2014 Scholarship Winners!
Every year Local 8D offers scholarships to union members or their immediate family members who want to further their education and demonstrate a commitment to their communities and to UFCW values. Below are this year’s winners. Congratulations to each of these hard-working individuals. We know that they will go far in their education and continue to be valuable members of their community!