Local 342 Union

About the Union

Activities

ActivitiesMembers of UFCW Local 342 have the opportunity to participate in numerous planned activities throughout the year. These activities primarily fall into two main categories: Those that are meant to enrich our surrounding communities, and those that have the purpose of bringing our members together in the spirit of fun and camaraderie. Some activities that UFCW Local 342 members can participate in to enrich their surrounding communities include the Breast Cancer Walk, Blood Drive, Easter Baskets for Kids, Thanksgiving Food Drive, and Christmas Toy Drive. Some activities that UFCW Local 342 members can take part in for fun and camaraderie include Fishing Trips, Bingo Nights, the annual Labor Day Picnics, and area Christmas Parties.

If you are already a member of UFCW Local 342, please visit our "Member Zone" to read more about our planned activities. If you are not a member of UFCW Local 342, maybe it is time you think about becoming one! For information on how you can become a member of Local 342, please click here for details.


SafetySafetyClass

UFCW Local 342 takes great pride in keeping our members safe both in their workplaces and in their private lives. The main reason UFCW Local 342 has such an outstanding record regarding the safety of our members is the commitment of our Safety Department. The UFCW Local 342 Safety Department works tirelessly to develop training classes for our members, and to correct hazardous conditions in their various workplaces. All UFCW Local 342 members, Full-Timers and Part-Timers alike, are entitled to paid releases from their shops to participate in a yearly training program that details how members can spot, and consequently avoid workplace hazards. Further, UFCW Local 342 members also have the opportunity to participate in free CPR and First Aid training courses throughout the year. Combine this with the Safety Department’s system of providing Shop Stewards with monthly safety reports to cite unsafe working conditions, and it is easy to see how safety problems never go unchecked by our organization.

If you are already a member of UFCW Local 342, please visit our "Member Zone" to read more about our Safety Department. If you are not a member of UFCW Local 342, maybe it is time you think about becoming one! For information on how you can become a member of Local 342, please click here for details.


Part-Timers

Part TimersPart-Time members of UFCW Local 342 are a vital "part" of our organization. While many unions choose to neglect their Part-Time base, UFCW Local 342 believes that we can only be at our strongest if we have all of our Part-Time members behind us. UFCW Local 342 has developed a comprehensive "Part-Timers Program" that provides Part-Timers an opportunity to learn about our union, and get involved with various union activities. UFCW Local 342 also encourages our Part-Time members to let their voices be heard and their presences be felt in many important union functions, including contract negotiations! While most unions may declare that they care about their Part-Time base, only UFCW Local 342 can truly claim that we are FULLY COMMITTED TO PART-TIME MEMBERS!

If you are already a member of UFCW Local 342, please visit our "Member Zone" to read more about our Part-Timers. If you are not a member of UFCW Local 342, maybe it is time you think about becoming one! For information on how you can become a member of Local 342, please click here for details


Member Services

Member ServicesUFCW Local 342 uses any tools necessary to be sure that all of our members are satisfied. This is the reason why we created our all-encompassing Member Services Department. Our Member Services Department is equipped to handle any questions or problems a member may have regarding UFCW Local 342 or their workplace. Whether they have questions regarding pensions, medical coverage, retirement, and/or other benefits, rest assured that our Member Services Department will be able to provide them the answers in a timely manner. If it is not convenient for one of our members to call the hotline, and they would prefer to meet in person, our Member Services Department has a Representative available to answer questions every Monday night in each area office. Further, our Member Services Department also does onsite shop visits to provide members the opportunity to solve their issues without a phone call, or a trip to an area office.

If you are already a member of UFCW Local 342, please visit our "Member Zone" to read more about our Member Services Department. If you are not a member of UFCW Local 342, maybe it is time you think about becoming one! For information on how you can become a member of Local 342, please click here for details.


Education & Workshops

UFCW Local 342 understands the importance of having an educated membership base, both scholastically and within the confines of their jobs. It is for this reason that UFCW Local 342 has set up programs to address both.

Education

Through UFCW Local 342’s SEC Fund, our organization provides College Scholarships and Tuition Reimbursements to qualifying members. Given the cost of education, and the ever fluctuating economy, it is with great pleasure that UFCW Local 342 gives our members an opportunity to further their education at a decreased cost. Whether a member wants to attend a four-year college, or simply take a specialized course, UFCW Local 342 makes sure that our members have a chance to lower their financial burden by applying for the appropriate program.

Workshops

Besides offering our members opportunities to further their education outside their respective industries, UFCW Local 342 often sets up workshops to give our members a chance to increase their knowledge within job related areas as well. Each year, UFCW Local 342 does an evaluation to determine what we believe our members need to know more about. Once determined, UFCW Local 342 then takes the necessary steps to develop workshops for our members that will make them more knowledgeable and more efficient at their jobs.

If you are already a member of UFCW Local 342, please visit our "Member Zone" to read more about our Education and Workshops programs. If you are not a member of UFCW Local 342, maybe it is time you think about becoming one! For information on how you can become a member of Local 342, please click here for details.


Preventative Healthcare

UFCW Local 342 genuinely cares about our members, and it is for this reason we provide them with a Preventative Healthcare section. UFCW Local 342 wants our member base to be a healthy and happy one, so we take the time to post various health tips and information on our website. Further, UFCW Local 342 also holds various free seminars for our members throughout the year which help them determine proper diet routines, as well as assist them in identifying the problems poor eating habits can cause their bodies.

If you are already a member of UFCW Local 342, please visit our "Member Zone" to read more about our Preventative Healthcare section. If you are not a member of UFCW Local 342, maybe it is time you think about becoming one! For information on how you can become a member of Local 342, please click here for details.


Member Testimonials

Members of UFCW Local 342 truly benefit from being a part of our organization. Here are some member testimonials highlighting the love and respect our members have for UFCW Local 342, the work that we do, and the opportunities we provide for them.

From Full-Time Members...

  • "I never would have received my retro pay without Local 342. I am thankful for having Local 342 working hard to provide me, as well as all of its other members, the protection we need at all times."
     
    - Kenny Roper, Waldbaum’s #442
     
  • "These guys (Local 342) are the best, and I am so glad I can count on them when my employer does not give me my just due. Whenever I run into trouble, I can always count on Local 342."
     
    - Alex Ficco, Pathmark #638
     
  • "If not for Local 342, I would not have anything. They have helped me many times, and I would be missing out on a lot if it wasn’t for them. I truly appreciate all that they have done for me."
     
    - Chris Parisi, Pathmark #642
     

From Part-Time Members...

  • "If there was no Local 342, we would have nobody to protect us from managers harassing us. This is why we should be strong for our Union and help them whenever they ask."
     
    - Will Diaz, Food Emporium #732
     
  • "Local 342 will do as much as they can to help you out. There are no stupid questions, so just ask your Shop Steward or your Union Representative about anything you want to know. I guarantee you will be surprised by all of the different things they have to offer, and you won’t regret taking a few minutes out of your day to find out about them."
     
    - Millie Hellberg, A&P/Waldbaum’s #286
     
  • "It is comforting to know that Local 342 has dedicated people who genuinely care about you protecting your back at all times."
     
    - Rich Condon, Pathmark #171
     

If you are not a member of UFCW Local 342, maybe it is time you think about becoming one! For information on how you can become a member of Local 342, please click here for details.

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