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THIS IS THE LATEST UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT HARVEY WHILLE AS OF TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15
Shop Union Supermarkets & Buy Union-Made For Halloween

President Whille reminds our members and their families to purchase Union-Made and UFCW-Made Halloween Candy this year and to shop in UNION SUPERMARKETS. Click below for a list of treats made by UFCW members or other unions.

Union Halloween

Union Supermarkets include ShopRite, Stop & Shop, Foodtown, Acme, Fairway Market, Dearborn Farms, Food Bazaar and Tops, among others. This Halloween — and throughout the year — SHOP UNION & BUY UNION to help support your fellow UFCW members and union jobs.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 When breast cancer is detected early and is localized the 5-year survival rate is 100 percent. Early detection includes doing monthly breast self-exams and scheduling regular clinical breast exams and mammograms.

The American Cancer Society suggests that women should begin having a yearly mammogram by age 45. Women younger than 45 with risk factors – such as a close family member who had breast cancer – should speak to their doctor about when they should begin having mammograms.

And don’t forget, although it is very rare, men can get breast cancer too. So if you are a male and notice a lump or other issues with your breast, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.

For more information on breast cancer screening, treatments and research, visit the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or the National Breast Cancer Foundation at www.nationalbreastcancer.org.

UNION PLUS SCHOLARSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE

The 2020 application for the Union Plus Scholarship is now available for UFCW members and their family members. Union Plus Scholarships are awarded to students attending a two-year or four-year college, graduate school, or a recognized technical or trade school and are offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation. Awards are based on outstanding academic achievement, personal character, financial need, and commitment to the values of organized labor.

Additionally, applicants who are in the foster care system or who have a connection to the foster care system through employment, volunteer work or career goals, can apply for “Isaiah’s Award,” which was created to honor the life of Isaiah C., a beloved child who was fostered and adopted by a current, long-time employee of Union Plus.

The deadline for 2020 Union Plus Scholarship Program applications is January 31, 2020. You can learn more about the Union Plus Scholarship Program here.

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Calling from other states please dial 1-800-526-7814      

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