News

July 13th, 2017

By now, you’ve heard about the campaign to put so-called “Right to Work” on the ballot, and have hopefully signed the petition. (If you haven’t signed, please find a location near you on this list and make sure to drop by and sign.)...(Read More)

May 15th, 2017

Tell Gov. Greitens not to cut paychecks! A bill on Gov. Greitens’ desk would lower the minimum wage 23% despite the recent increase to $10/hour. This will impact 35,000 workers in St. Louis and 500 Local 655 members. You can use the scripts below t...(Read More)

March 3rd, 2017

As cities like St. Louis and Kansas City continue to move toward some increase in their local minimum wage, Missouri lawmakers in Jefferson City seem determined to interfere.  Despite running on platforms of small government and local control, s...(Read More)

February 16th, 2017

Statement from President David Cook on Andrew Puzder UFCW Local 655 President David Cook is pleased to see Andrew Puzder withdraw himself from considering to serve as Secretary of Labor in President Trump’s administration. “Given recent ...(Read More)

January 18th, 2017

A Message from President David Cook, First, I’d like to send a message directly to our lawmakers in Jefferson City and remind them of the history of Right to Work For Less in Missouri: You should have studied history before voting against the M...(Read More)

November 7th, 2016

Over the summer, Local 655 asked members to respond to a series of polls about the issues impacting workers on the job. We asked you about Minimum Wage, Paid Family Leave, the Missouri Non-Discrimination Act, Right-to-Work, and more. The goal was to ...(Read More)

October 14th, 2015

Friends, Last night during the Democratic Presidential Debate, the UFCW family aired an ad highlighting just how poorly WalMart has treated so many of its hard-working men and women. UFCW is committed to bringing WalMart employees into our family, an...(Read More)

October 6th, 2015

Friends, Last night, the UFCW family had another victory as our partners working at Dierbergs Central Kitchen approved a new contract that, for the first time, gave every single one of the employees in the store a pay raise. Often, long-term employee...(Read More)

September 29th, 2015

Friends, Once again, greedy out-of-state interests are marching in to the Show-Me state to ram a law down our throats that makes it harder for you to get what you’ve earned. Yes, Americans For Prosperity, the brainchild of the Koch brothers, is...(Read More)

September 23rd, 2015

Friends, Last month, hard-working families and their allies beat back yet another attack on labor in the form of the wrong-headed Right-to-Work bill that was rammed through the legislative session. Simply put; we couldn’t have won that fight withou...(Read More)

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