News and Upcoming Events

News and Upcoming Events



COVID-19 Update

UFCW is committed to keeping our employees and members safe during this pandemic.  Our services will continue as normal during this unprecedented time.  We will be utilizing technology to allow many employees to work remotely and will be operating with emergency critical staff only in our offices where necessary.  The phones will continue to be answered and we will do our best to direct you to someone who will help with your concerns.  Our Union Representatives and their contact information is listed on this website under Members, Find your Representative.  Feel free to call or e-mail them for assistance.

As a reminder, try to avoid crowds and groups, wear protective gear, do not touch your face, nose or eyes, wash your hands regularly with soap and water and above all, stay safe and healthy!



Change in FREE Foreign Language Program

Beginning March 9th, the FREE Foreign Language program offered to UFCW Members is changing.  The new program provides even more value to our members.  Seats in this program are limited and offered on a first come, first serve basis.  The new program offers classes in over 70 languages, including 20 different ESL courses.  To register for the programs, go to the following UFCW website:  

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.

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.