Bulletin Board

A Message From President Harvey Whille

Local 1262 is among the five largest local unions in the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union which itself has more than 1.3 million members employed in retail, food processing and other industries in the United States and Canada.

Local 1262’s professional staff works around the clock to protect our members’ rights by negotiating contracts with their employers that continue to set the industry standard by providing excellent wages, comprehensive health benefit plans and secure pensions.

Always a highly competitive industry, in recent years the supermarket and retail industry in New Jersey and Metro New York has faced an influx of non-union supermarket and retail employers.  In response, Local 1262 has undertaken an aggressive public education and organizing campaign, reaching out to workers who want to improve their lives and provide more secure futures for themselves and their families.

Now celebrating our 75th Anniversary, Local 1262 will continue to meet these challenges and stands ready to serve our members around the clock by negotiating the best possible contracts and protecting their jobs.