WHY JOIN LOCAL 338

Local 338 proudly represents nearly 13,000 working people in a variety of different industries. We have a long history of helping workers improve their jobs and livelihoods and can help you and your coworkers!


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ALREADY A MEMBER?

Local 338 members are eligible for a number of contractual benefits and other perks, including exclusive member discounts. Local 338 retirees can also access different services and information.


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UNION AT A GLANCE

For over ninety years, we have been making a difference in the lives of our members and the neighborhoods in which they live and work. We are proud of the work that we do in both the community and through the legislative process.

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INDUSTRIES WE REPRESENT


Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW members feed, care for and serve their communities throughout New York and New Jersey.
We proudly represent workers in variety of industries, including:
Grocery    |    Pharmacies & Drugstores    |    Healthcare & Human Services    |    Cannabis    |    Transportation    |    Other Industries

"My Local 338"

Your "My Local 338" account is your portal into easily accessing information about your contract and benefits, as well as important news and upcoming events. Registration is free and easy!


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The outcome of every election has a direct impact on you, your family and your coworkers. That’s why it is important to register to vote to make sure your voice is heard.
 

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THE UNION ADVANTAGE

The Value of Union Membership

When you join our union family, it is guaranteed that we’ll negotiate a better life on your behalf. Here are some of the ways we’ll improve the quality of your life as you know it.

Guaranteed
wage increases

Did you know that on average, union members earn 26% more than non-union workers? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, that’s an extra $204 per week! Local 338 members are guaranteed wage increases based on the number of hours they work.

Quality Health
Insurance

Union members are more likely to have quality health insurance. Local 338 members have access to Teladoc and Best Doctors, two free services that are available to help answer any questions or put a patient in touch with a hard-to-reach doctor. Members can fill prescriptions each month at little or no charge, and Local 338 benefit plans pay over $$$ annually.

A Voice on
the Job

You’re included in the union negotiating process. We want to hear from you when we discuss the terms of your employment and working conditions with your employer. Our services are here to benefit you, so feel free to speak up!

Holiday and
Vacation Pay

You have guaranteed personal and vacations days that are included in your union contract, along with specific rates of pay if you work on holidays.

Grievance
Procedure

The grievance procedure was negotiated in our contracts to help any employee who feels he or she has been treated unfairly in any way. As a union member, you can’t be disciplined or fired just because your boss doesn’t like you, while those who don’t belong to a union are forced to work “at will.”

Seniority
Rights

Union members have rights and protections that correspond with the number of years they have been working in their field. This means that you cannot be replaced with a younger, less experienced and lower-paid worker when the company is looking to cut costs. You will be protected because of the language in their contract that prevents employers from doing so.   

Benefits & Opportunities for Local 338 Members 

Local 338 Member Perks

Through your union contract, Local 338 members are eligible for a number of health, wellness and retirement benefits. You are also entitled to a number of exclusive perks, including exclusive discounts to dozens of goods, services, and vacation packages.


 

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Educational Opportunities 

Access to educational opportunities is something Local 338 strongly values. As a member of Local 338 (or dependent of a member), you are eligible for scholarships and opportunities to achieve an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree for free, as well as GED and language access programs. 
 

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MAP: Member Assistance Program

The Member Assistance Program (MAP) is designed to help Local 338 members achieve a better quality of life. MAP is the link between community resources and referrals in many different areas that provide critical support. All communication is strictly confidential.

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Latest Union News

IMPORTANT COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR LOCAL 338 MEMBERS

Local 338 members provide essential services to the public and are vital to ensuring our communities get through this difficult time. We appreciate and value all of you for your hard work, patience and dedication to the customers and individuals you serve. Please know that during this time we are working with all of your employers and our leaders in State and local government to make sure that you and your families have the support you need for as long as we face this crisis.

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LOCAL 338 SCHOLARSHIP CLASS OF 2020

Our Local 338 members and their dependents have worked incredibly hard throughout high school and college and it is our pleasure to recognize their dedication and success. Local 338 is very proud of this year’s scholarship recipients who come from a variety of backgrounds and are pursuing higher education to enter fields including healthcare, law, accounting and criminal justice.

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Upcoming Events

Join Us for Our Next Digital Membership Meeting!

Tuesday, December 8th at 5:00 P.M.

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