UFCW Local 21 and the Coronavirus Pandemic


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Imagine taking office as president of the nation’s largest UFCW local at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Suddenly, healthcare and grocery store workers are declared essential frontline workers, but essential workers should have enough money to buy food, have a roof over their heads, and lead lives that are essential. UFCW Local 21 president, Faye Guenther, talks about how coronavirus upended the playing field and contract negotiations but ushered in beautiful acts of solidarity from their extended union family beyond the UFCW.

Some highlights from UFCW Local 21 and the Coronavirus Pandemic include:

03:07 – The First COVID Case
08:37 – Talking to 100,000 Members
11:20 – COVID Safety Protocols and Essential Workers
14:26 – Growing up in Rural Oregon
17:32 – 100 People Leading

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