Each spring, the United States House of Representatives sponsor a nation-wide high school arts competition called “The Artistic Discovery Contest.”
This competition is a wonderful way to encourage national artistic talent, and allows us to high light local talent in New Jersey’s 1st Congressional District.
The contest is open to all high school students residing in the 1st District. The District’s overall winner will have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year. The exhibit in Washington will contain artwork from contest winners across the country.
For more details please visit : https://norcross.house.gov/services/art-competition
UFCW members can use this benefit to learn a foreign language for free online and at their own pace. All lessons are self-guided.
This member benefit can be used to learn Spanish, French, German, English, and/or Mandarin.
If you are interested in using this benefit, please complete and submit the form on this page. It may take a few days to verify your UFCW membership. However, once confirmed, you’ll receive an email that explains how to login and begin taking free online foreign language lessons.
At this time, this benefit is only available to UFCW members and retirees.
Visit http://www.ufcw.org/members/language/ for more information.
UFCW members can now take General Equivalency Diploma (GED) classes for free through Essential GED.
To get started, please visit www.ufcw.org/ged and complete the inquiry form.
Once you complete the online form, it may take a few days to verify your UFCW membership. However, once confirmed, you will receive an email that explains how to login to and begin taking free GED classes.
This GED program offers a customized learning plan, so that you will be able to successfully prepare yourself to pass the GED test, regardless of when you last went to school.
This program also allows you to study at your own pace—classes are designed to fit your schedule and the program can be completed from your phone or tablet.
We created this benefit because our members told us they wanted us to provide more educational opportunities. We hope this program can help you build the better life you have earned and deserve.
Thank you for being a member of the UFCW union family.
On top of the great benefits you get as a UFCW member, did you know you can now also save money on anything from child care to medical devices to household appliances?
Did you know the leather for every single NFL football, including the ones that will be used in Sunday’s Super Bowl, is crafted in Chicago by members of UFCW Local 1546 at the Horween Leather Company? The hard-working men and women of Horween have been making the leather for every official National Football League ball since the early 1940s. Almost every leather football you see — Wilson, Spalding, Nike, Rawlings, Adidas — began its journey to the field in the hands of a UFCW Local 1546 member.
No-cost college, no placement exams, and a flexible schedule that fits your life – if that sounds like a dream come true, it is. When you’re a UFCW member or family member with a high school degree or GED, it’s easy to turn your dreams into reality.Because of your UFCW membership, you and your family members can earn an associate degree online from a public, accredited community college – with no out-of-pocket costs to you. Check out http://www.ufcw.org/college/
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Mortgage Program for Union Members
The 2017 Expose Walmart tour is a 22 state, 30+ city cross-country tour that will expose the many real stories of Walmart’s low wages, poor benefits, taxpayer-subsidized costs, and other negative community impacts. The tour kicks off in Phoenix, AZ on May 15th and ends at Walmart’s annual shareholder meeting in Fayetteville, AR on June 2nd. The tour will feature American workers, Walmart employees, community groups, elected officials, and leaders coming together to propose real solutions to the ‘Walmart-ization’ that is hurting our economy, costing taxpayers, and destroying our jobs.
For more information, pictures, and videos from the 2017 Expose Walmart Tour go to http://changewalmart.org/exposewalmart/