News and Upcoming Events

News and Upcoming Events




Brrrrr . . . order your Union Strong Hoodie today!

With cooler weather here, now is the time to order your Union Strong hoodie!  Call our staff at the Union Hall to place your order, or get ahold of your Union Representative.  We have a variety of sizes ranging from Small - 5XL.  The costs vary from $35.00 - $45.00 depending on the size ordered - PRICES HAVE BEEN REDUCED FOR ALL SIZE HOODIES TO JUST $22.00! You'll love the cozy fabric and they're UNION MADE!   


UFCW Partners with the National Child Identification Program

To keep our members and their families safe, UFCW has partnered with the National Child Identification Program to provide free child ID kits so that our members have a way to store information about their children and grandchildren in case of an emergency.  

Every 40 seconds, a child is reported missing in the United States, which means that approximately 800,000 children are reported missing each year.

These child ID kits, which include a card that has space for a child's fingerprints, as well as a current photograph and other descriptive information, will allow our members to gather vital information about their children and grandchildren before an emergency.  If a child goes missing, this ID card is readily available to assist law enforcement officials, who can scan the child's fingerprints into a national database to help quickly locate them.

If you are interested in a free ID kit for your children or grandchildren, contact the union office at 1-800-292-7293.  We would be happy to mail a kit to you.

NEW Union Privilege Vendors

The following businesses are offering discounts in the Union Privilege Program to UFCW members:

• Aarons Sales & Lease- Waterloo: 50% off 1st payment & 20% off all retail

• Buffalo Wild Wings- Cedar Falls: 10% off total bill

• C & S Car Company 2- Waterloo: Up to $500 off, must show Union Privilege card- not available on all vehicles

• Comfort Inn & Suites- Waterloo/Cedar Falls: 10% off at bar (some restrictions and black out dates may apply)

• Corks Grocery- Waterloo: .75 off any sandwich $4.99 or more

• E & A Motors- Waterloo: Full tank of gas with any vehicle purchase, must show Union Privilege card

• Get Air Trampoline Park- Waterloo: Buy 1 hour get the 2nd hour FREE. (May not be combined with other offers. Union members and immediate family members only. May not be split between       jumpers.)

• Izo's Motor Company- Waterloo: FREE oil change & full tank of gas with any vehicle purchase.

• Days Inn- Evansdale/Waterloo/Cedar Falls: 10% off at bar (some restrictions and black out dates may apply)

• Long John Silvers/A & W- Waterloo: 15% off entire purchase. (Not valid with any other offer or coupons)

• Palmer's Family Fun- Waterloo: $14 Eagle Package (No Limits!)

• River Plaza Athletic Club- Waterloo: $25/month- single membership, $15 processing fee (member must sign up for auto pay)

• Royal Edge (Stylist Nikki)- Waterloo: $5 off haircuts and other services over $20

• Signature Cuts & Styles- Waterloo: $5 off shirts & hats

• Tri City Clothing- Waterloo: 10% off merchandise (accessories not included), must show Union Privilege card

• Young N Fresh Fashion- Waterloo: 10% off entire purchase, must show Union Privilege card

• 2 Scoops Ice Cream Shop- Waterloo: 10% off entire purchase

• Oh My Grill- Cedar Falls:  10% off meals

• Up In Smoke- Cedar Falls:  10% off everything in store (excluding tobacco)

• Metro Records- Cedar Falls:  10% off with purchase of $50.00+ on used items only




KinderCare Learning Centers                                 

Did you know as a UFCW Member, you are entitled to a 10% discount at KinderCare centers?  To find out more information, go to:

Wisdom Financial Services, L.L.C.

Do you need help understanding and knowing what to do with your investments including:  401(k), IRA's, Roth IRA's, Mutual Funds, EFT's and Annuities?  Wisdom Financial Services, L.L.C. is excited to work with UFCW Local 431.  Give them a call and indicate you are a Local 431 member, and you will receive a FREE CONSULTATION.  Call 1-800-959-8485  

Free college for UFCW members and their families

The UFCW Free College Benefit makes back to school a bit easier.  Enroll today to earn a debt-free degree!

UFCW members and their families can earn an Associate Degree online from a public, accredited community college.

If you wish to apply for this opportunity or want more information, please go to

UFCW Also offers FREE GED and Foreign Language programs.  If interested in either of these programs, please visit or

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Program for Union Members

As a union member, when you purchase a new home or refinance with Union Plus Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, you will receive a My Mortgage Gift award after closing - $500 when you purchase a home, $300 for refinancing.

Hardship benefits are also available to union members in cases of strike, lock-outs, disability or layoff.

For more information, contact Joanna at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (563) 499-1424.