Meet Michael Gallagher,
40-Year Local 338 Member

One of the things we’re proudest of at Local 338 is being able to ensure our members have dependable jobs that they can rely on and potentially turn into careers. Once a year, we honor members who have dedicated their lives to their jobs and their union, and this year we’re profiling Michael Gallagher, a member who has been part of our union family for over 40 years. 

Michael joined Local 338 in 1977, when he got a job working at Foodtown in Levittown. When he started, he began as a parttime employee working in the dairy and frozen departments. He rose through the ranks of his store, eventually becoming the manager of the frozen food department before going on to be the manager of the dairy department. He was eventually transferred to the Inwood Waldbaum’s, where he worked as the grocery manager for three and a half years. 

During his time as a member, he served as a Shop Steward in one of his previous stores. Michael said he enjoyed being involved in the union and was willing to help his fellow members out as well as his Union Representative, Fred Wren. His willingness to help out carried over after he transferred to his current store in Shirley. 

“It worked well for me, and when I came to my current store someone else took over but I’m always willing to help my union representative out. If Fred needs something, I’ll try to assist.” 

He now works at Stop and Shop in Shirley as the General Manager of the HBC department, where his day-to-day consists of processing the store’s sales and making sure things run smoothly. We’re proud to have you as part of our union family, Michael! Thank you for your years of dedicated service!