Member Meetings
Local 338 News
Walk to End Alzheimers
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Affordable Childcare for Undocumented Families
Educational and Scholarship Opportunities
My Local 338 App
Local 338 Member Meetings
Join Us at Our Next Membership Meeting!
Our Next Meeting will be Monday,
December 4, 2023

These meetings are held in order to keep our members up to date on the most important information about the Union and all upcoming events. We encourage you to make every effort to attend. Food and refreshments will be served!


Stay Up-to-Date and See What's New with
Your Fellow Members and Your Union!

A Message from the Leadership of Local 338
Supporting Striking Actors and Writers
Giving Back with John Theissen
Scaling to New Heights with Kiah Whipkey
Assistance Applying for Citizenship Available for NYC Members
New Scholarship Opportunities
& much, much more!

Walk to End Alzheimers
Walk to End Alzheimer’s This Fall

This Fall, join the Alzheimer’s Association for their annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s! The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Opt-In to Keep in Touch

As your Union, it’s important that we can keep you up to date on important things happening within your union. Now that we’ve entered the new year, it’s a great time to make sure the contact information we have on file is accurate, including your mailing address, cell number and email address.

Affordable Childcare for Undocumented Families

New York City has just announced a new childcare voucher program specifically for undocumented families in the five boroughs! If you’re a working parent, then you know how essential childcare is when it comes to being able to provide for your family.

Going to College
Going to College? We Can Help!

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 a number of different scholarships and educational programs. Please see below for the full details and note that application deadlines do vary.

“My Local 338” is Here for You!
Have You Downloaded the Local 338 App Yet?

The Local 338 app is a great resource for members and you'll be able to view all of your Local 338 news and benefits in the palm of your hand.

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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!


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.



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.

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: 

Agriculture & Farmworkers | 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!


Update Your Information

Have you recently moved or changed your email address? Send us your new information to be sure that you continue to receive our updates.


Register To Vote

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.

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

Union members are more likely to have quality health insurance. Local 338 members have access to Teladoc and Guardian Nurses, 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.



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.”



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.

Member Testimonials


Michael L. 

“Local 338 has helped negotiate good contracts with raises for me and my coworkers.”


Freddie B.

“Being a Local 338 member has provided me with a sense of security and allowed me to support my family my entire life.”


Claudia R.

Duane Reade
"I appreciate the support I have as a member of Local 338 through my benefits and representatives."


Cassandra R.

"The union gave us a way to build our careers in the cannabis industry."

Benefits & Opportunities for Local 338 Members

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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.


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.

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.

Latest Union News


Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills

Starting January 1, 2022. you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing.

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Monday, December 4, 2023 

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