News and Upcoming Events

News and Upcoming Events

NEW!  GED Benefit (Available 4/3/18) AND Foreign Language Benefit (Available 4/10/18)

Beginning April 3, 2018, UFCW members can now take General Equivalency Diploma (GED) classes for free through Essential GED.  To get started, please visit  Once you complete the online form, it may take a few days to verify your UFCW membership.  However, once confirmed, you will receive an e-mail that explains how to login to and begin taking free GED classes.  

Beginning April 10, 2018, UFCW members can learn a foreign language online for free.  To get started, please visit fill out an inquiry form.

Thank you for being a member of the UFCW union family.  We are proud to offer you these free GED and Foreign Language benefits.


UFCW Charity Foundation Scholarship Program 

Every year the UFCW Scholarship Program offers scholarships to UFCW members or their immediate family members who want to further their education and demonstrate a commitment to the communities and to UFCW values.  Since 1958, the fund has distributed more than $2 million in scholarships. *

Past winner have gone on to make significant contributions to society and to the UFCW - entering a range of fields including public service, medicine, law, business and teaching.  Many have returned to the UFCW as staffers, organizers and community activists who contribute to our mission

To find out more information regarding the Scholarship program, complete rules and eligibility requirements, please visit

*UFCW-employed officers and staff, and their immediate families are not eligible for this program.


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


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.


Union Made Movie Watching Foods

No self-respecting movie-lover can take in a flick without movie snacks!   Whenever you're in a movie-watching mood or to find lists of Union made products, visit the website.