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Fri, Aug 12, 2022
LTI - Regions 3 & 4

Fri, Aug 19, 2022
LTI - Regions 5 & 6

Fri, Sep 23, 2022
LTI - Region 1

Workers Memorial Day

Workers Memorial Day was well attended by many dignitaries including Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, Douglas Parker. Proclamations were made by Congressman Tim Ryan and Akron Mayor Daniel Horrigan.



Congratulations Local 268U!

Congratulations to Local 268U negotiations team for staying strong and getting a 16% raise increase over 3 years. Melissa Dutton, James Hanson, Colleen Huber, Dave Molumby, Bette Mense, Tracie Hepfler, Deb Goldsmith. Thank you for all that you do!


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OHIO JOBS RALLY

Monday, May 2nd, 10am-11am

Lorain, OH.


2022 ICWUC Region 1 Leadership Training Institute

The 2022 ICWUC Leadership Training Institute for Region 1 will be held at Circus Circus Reno Hotel and Casino in Reno, NV on September 23 & 24, 2022. Registration and room reservations must be made prior to August 23, 2022.

Rooms are $79.00 for the night of 9/22 and $179 for the night of 9/23 and 9/24, plus a $20 resort fee & applicable taxes. Parking is free.

This year, the LTI will focus on individualized training in a classroom setting. We feel that the individual training will be more beneficial to your local and we encourage you and your officers, stewards, and/or members to participate.

Each participant will need to pick 2 of the following classes when registering:

1. Grievance Handling and Contract Enforcement
2. Local Union Financials
3. Organizing (Growing the ICWUC and your Local) Those who attend this class may be used on future organizing drives throughout the country.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on both days.

We look forward to seeing you in Reno!

To register with ICWUC click here.

To reserve your Hotel Room click here.


2022 ICWUC Region 3 & 4 Leadership Training Institute

The 2022 ICWUC Leadership Training Institute for Region 3 & 4 will be held at the Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino & Racetrack in Wheeling, WV on August 12 & 13, 2022. Registration and room reservations must be made prior to July 12, 2022. All participants must be at least 21 years of age.

Rooms are $119.00 per night, plus all applicable taxes. Parking is free.

This year, the LTI will focus on individualized training in a classroom setting. We feel that the individual training will be more beneficial to your local and we encourage you and your officers, stewards, and/or members to participate.

Each participant will need to pick 2 of the following classes when registering:

1. Grievance Handling and Contract Enforcement
2. Local Union Financials
3. Organizing (Growing the ICWUC and your Local) Those who attend this class may be used on future organizing drives throughout the country.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on both days.

We look forward to seeing you in Wheeling!

All participants must be at least 21 years of age.

To register with ICWUC click here.

To reserve your hotel room call: 304-232-5050 press 2 then press 1 to speak to the booking center. The block is under “International Chemical Workers Union Council.”


2022 ICWUC Region 5 & 6 Leadership Training Institute

The 2022 ICWUC Leadership Training Institute for Region 5 & 6 will be held on August 19 & 20, 2022 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis Downtown in Memphis, TN. Registration and room reservations must be made prior to July 16, 2022.

Rooms are $149.00 per night, plus all applicable taxes. Parking is $17.00 per day.

This year, the LTI will focus on individualized training in a classroom setting. We feel that the individual training will be more beneficial to your local and we encourage you and your officers, stewards, and/or members to participate.

Each participant will need to pick 2 of the following classes when registering:

1. Grievance Handling and Contract Enforcement
2. Local Union Financials
3. Organizing (Growing the ICWUC and your Local) Those who attend this class may be used on future organizing drives throughout the country.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on both days.

We look forward to seeing you in Memphis.

To register with ICWUC click here.

To reserve your Hotel Room with Hilton click here.


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UFCW Endorses Tim Ryan in Ohio U.S. Senate Race
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United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the union for over 80,000 Ohio frontline food, retail, healthcare, and chemical workers, announced its endorsement of U.S. Senate candidate Tim Ryan in the 2022 election next year. The joint endorsement represents the support of a wide range of Ohio workers statewide with UFCW and its affiliates the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) and International Chemical Workers Union Council (ICWUC). This group includes UFCW Local 17A (Canton), UFCW Local 75 (Cincinnati, Dayton, and Toledo), UFCW Local 880 (Broadview Heights), and UFCW Local 1059 (Columbus).

Ohio workers represented by UFCW know Congressman Tim Ryan has been a relentless advocate for our working families. In the Senate, Tim will fight to raise wages, make healthcare more affordable, invest in education, and strengthen support for Ohio essential workers and their families who have already sacrificed so much to serve our communities throughout the pandemic.

The endorsement of Tim Ryan for Senate was announced by ICWUC National President Lance Heasley, UFCW Local 17A President Sonja Campbell, UFCW Local 75 President Kevin Garvey, UFCW Local 880 President Carl Ivka, UFCW Local 1059 President Randy Quickel (Local 1059), and RWDSU Regional Director Richard Marshall.

Ohio UFCW Union Leaders released the following joint statement: “Congressman Ryan has always been a strong champion for Ohio working families. As the union for Ohio essential workers on the frontlines of the pandemic in grocery stores, meatpacking plants, healthcare facilities, and other hard-hit businesses, UFCW has seen firsthand how Congressman Ryan has stood up for these brave men and women serving our communities during the crisis. 

“Whether it was voting to raise the minimum wage to put more money in hardworking families pockets or supporting stronger COVID-19 workplace safety measures to protect workers on the job, Congressman Ryan has stood side by side with Ohio essential workers when they needed it most. It’s clear that Congressman Ryan will always step up for Ohio working families and UFCW is proud to endorse him for U.S. Senate.”

Ohio U.S. Senate Candidate Tim Ryan: “I’m proud to have the support of the UFCW, whose members have spent the last year and a half fighting on the frontlines of this pandemic–keeping our stores stocked, our supply chain moving, and our health care facilities operating in the face of unthinkable challenges. As Ohio’s next senator, I’ll keep fighting to honor the risks you’ve taken and the sacrifices you’ve made by making sure all our workers are guaranteed safe working conditions, paid leave, and fair wages, and by passing the Protecting the Right to Organize Act to make it easier for workers to organize and fight for the fair treatment they’re due.”

BACKGROUND:

UFCW is the union for over 80,000 Ohio frontline food and retail workers and has been a leading voice in the push to protect essential workers across Ohio serving our communities during this health crisis in grocery stores, meatpacking plants, and other essential businesses.

During his time as Congressman, Tim Ryan has supported key issues and legislation to make Ohio workers’ lives better, including:

  • Calling on Congress to pass Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act and strengthen workers’ rights on the job
  • Honor the sacrifices made by frontline workers by working to secure funding for them to receive the hazard pay they have earned serving our communities during the pandemic
  • Strengthen workplace safety protections for all workers across Ohio
  • Protect the promise of a dignified retirement by shoring up earned benefits like Social Security

Safety doesn’t happen by accident.
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The ICWUC Center for Worker Health and Safety Education spent 31 years empowering workers with the resources to change their workplace for the safer. After reviewing written materials, the workers would then put their knowledge to the test by working together through a simulated chemical spill.

The COVID-19 virus put an end to these hands-on classes in March of 2020.

Through the diligence of our educational staff: Keith Mundy, Luis Vazquez, Joel Alvarez, Cynthia Stephens, Charles Holmes, Justin Tristan, and Patricia Moore, the support of Brian Brooks, William Davis, Sonya Hall, and Maria Conner, and the advice of our partners, advisory board, and the staff at NIEHS we are conducting our first hands-on program the week of November 15th, 2021. And a special thank you to our trainers Karen Rupp, AFGE, and Scott Mackin, ICWUC that worked so hard to bring everything together.

This week we welcomed Eric Hubbard, UFCW Local 1155, Megan Gann, AFSCME Local 725, Jazmin Morinigo, NCOSH, Myra Gracey, CBTU, Nick Nappi, UFCW Local 75, Samuel Donald, CBTU, Eduardo Hernandez, UFCW, John Getz, ICWUC, Calvin Grant, IAM Local 2297, Phillip Moran, AFSCME Local 725, Bryant Roth, AFGE Local 3809, and Mike Dansby, AFGE Local 3844 to our first hands-on post-pandemic program.

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