Stand together on issues that matter
When the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a proposal to end line speed limits, the UFCW organized a lobby day, bringing members who work at pork processing plants in Minnesota, North Carolina, Iowa and Indiana to Washington, D.C. so they could personally talk to the agency regulators about the proposal.
“We already have a hard time with regular speeds and I’ve been hurt before,” said Elizabeth Bell, from North Carolina who works at Smithfield. “I’m not afraid to speak out about this issue because my union is here backing me up.”
“I’m proud to be with my union family and talking to the USDA about their decision to take limits off of line speeds,” said Sherry Louk, from Minnesota who works at Tyson Fresh Meats. “They need to know that this will force workers to work too fast and will lead to injuries and illnesses.”
Companies and industries spend lot of money to lobby federal regulators and legislators, but they aren’t the only ones with power. Standing together our union has the strength of nearly 1.3 million members, and our members never have to stand alone when fighting for issues that matter to them.