Local 338 members have a variety of roles in local grocery stores and supermarkets; from cashiers to bookkeeping and ensuring that inventory is maintained and stocked to helping customers in the produce department and at deli counters. They also are responsible for food processing and making hot meals served fresh in many grocery stores. Local 338 members also create specialized floral arrangements and baked goods, including decorative cakes.
We proudly represent workers at dozens of stores at companies across New York City, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley, including:
• Acme Markets
• DeCicco & Sons
• DeCicco Family Markets
• Key Food
• Morton Williams
• Stop & Shop
• And many other small, specialty and gourmet grocers.
Over the last decade, the grocery industry has changed because of technology and online shopping. Local 338 has made it a priority to ensure that the jobs of members working in this industry are secure. We have fought for legislation, like the Grocery Worker Retention Act in New York City, that requires workers to be rehired if the store they work at is sold to new owners, as well as have advocated for innovative training programs.
As we continue to navigate through COVID-19, our continued priority is to secure PPE and enforce social distancing protocols and fighting for the hazard pay all essential workers, including those at grocery stores deserve.