UFCW Local 791 has over a 50-year history of representing workers throughout
Outlined below are the various functions and departments of Local 791 which are all dedicated to the best possible service and representation of the members of Local 791.
Every three years, elections are held to fill the offices of the Executive Board from within the unionís membership as outlined in the By-Laws of UFCW Local 791. These officers represent every segment of the workplace, from stores to warehouses, full -time and part Ė time, including the meat room. The members that sit on the Executive Board negotiate and bargain our contracts and oversee all other operations of the Local.
To keep up with the ever-growing demands of effectively representing its members, Local 791 has a full-time staff and representatives to administer the every day business of the union, service its members, organize new members, watch over the Health and Welfare Fund as well as coordinate political and legislative affairs.
Union Representatives, sometimes referred to as Business Agents, are assigned a certain number of stores within a particular district. Their responsibilities are to assist the steward and alternate steward in any dealings a member may have regarding his or her rights under the contract with a store manager, assistant manager or market area director. They also help prepare grievances for arbitration.
Local 791 is very active in political and legislative action. On the legislative front, Local
791 has worked with other labor organizations and coalition groups on many pieces of legislation and issues that affect the lives
of its members and their families. Political action by your
Local 791 has also played a major role in the political campaigns of many
pro-labor candidates at the Federal, state and local levels in
Local 791 has a full time administrative secretary who is responsible for the management of the union's membership applications, data and reporting.
Local 791 has "shop stewards" in each of their locations. The shop steward and alternate steward hold a special place in any union. At the worksite, the steward is the union ó the link between union members and management. Shop stewards are membersí first line of defense, responsible for enforcing the contract and handling grievances, and for proactively ensuring worksite safety, mobilizing members for the unionís political campaigns, orienting new members to the worksite and the union, and more. They work closely with union representatives in carrying out their duties and responsibilities.
Local 791 communicates with our members in a vaiety of methods, including: union bulletin board postings, this website, e-mail updates and news. In addition, Local 791 has developed strong media and has been seen and heard in newspapers, radio and television media outlets.
Since our union was formed, Local 791 has supported and hosted various types of events that benefit many different
causes and people. For example, the union hosts an annual golf tournament that raises funds for our scholarship program. Also, every December, Local 791 holds a raffle and toy drive to benefit those who are less fortunate during the
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