August, 2016

Labor Day Art Contest


Labor Day Art Contest Retro Flyer 


Every year, our union family celebrates Labor Day to honor our hard-working members, and working men and women across the country.  Here at the International, we recognize that many of you have your own Labor Day traditions and events, parades, rallies, and picnics.  That is why we decided to celebrate by doing something that would not interrupt your own or your members’ holiday celebrations—something fun and easy, with a big reward attached.

That is why this year, the UFCW International is hosting its first-ever Labor Day art contest.

UFCW members and their dependents are eligible to enter an original work of art in the contest, and could win a $500 Visa gift card AND have their artwork framed and displayed at the DC Labor Fest in the fall.  The winning piece will also be available for all UFCW locals and members at our online UFCW Store.  Two runners-up will receive a $50 Visa gift card, as well.

It is simple.  Members just need to upload a high resolution photo image or PDF file of their original art  The submission must have a Labor Day theme, and the artwork needs to be by either a member or their dependent.  For your reference, see attached flyer.


The deadline to submit is August 25, and winners will be notified by August 29.

We will be kicking off the contest by sending your local union communicators a social media toolkit and a break room flyer to help get out the word to your members.  In addition, we will be promoting the contest on our own social media sites and e-mail.

Make Your Voice Heard



UFCW International President Marc Perrone would like your input on the issues that matter most in the 2016 Presidential election. What issues do you feel that Presidential Candidates need to be aware of?


Some of the important issues being raised are as follows:

Health Care

Stronger Retirement Savings Programs

Equal Pay

Higher Education

Minimum Wage

Affordable Housing

Paid Sick Time

Fair Scheduling


Go to between today and August 12 to send your comments. These comments will be used to draft a letter for both Presidential Candidates on August 17.