News and Upcoming Events

News and Upcoming Events

Have a Heart CC

Welcome our newest company, Have a Heart CC (Davenport)  to join the Local 431 family!  Have a Heart is one of 4 medical marijuana dispensaries that recently opened in Iowa, which is authorized by Iowa's 2017 Medical Cannabidiol Act. This Act allows the use of cannabidiol with no more than 3 percent THC, to treat patients suffering from certain debilitating conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, seizures, HIV, AIDS, Parkinson's and Crohn's diseases. The contract ratified unanimously on February 8th.



Union Privilege Brochure

A new vendor recently was added to our Union Privilege program.  Please welcome Rell's Rides in Waterloo, IA.  Rell's Rides is offering UFCW members reasonably priced rides, starting at $10.00 daily with both pick and drop off.  Weekly rates and Bi-Weekly rates are available as well.  Contact Damian at (319) 229-8134 for more information.


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  For the 2019 awards, online applications will be accepted from any student who has graduated from high school, will be graduating in the spring of in 2019 or who has received their GED.

*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

New in April, 2018, 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.


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.