Why you should join us:

  • Access to full-time professional Staff Representatives and their experience to represent you
  • Professional negotiators to conduct contract negotiations with your employer
  • Grievance representation by an experienced Union Representative
  • Arbitration hearings representation
  • National Labor Relations Board representation if needed
  • Regular on the job visits by a Union Representative
  • Access, when required, to a leading law firm in grievance matters
  • Stewards school training
  • Strike Fund access, if needed, from the UFCW
  • Pension plan access to the RWDSIU and/or the UFCW Pension when negotiated in your contract
  • UFCW and RWDSU International Scholarships
  • New England Joint Board / Thomas J. Leone Scholarships
  • Local Union membership meetings in your area where your voice can be heard
  • Union Office centrally located in Leominster, Massachusetts staffed with professionals to serve you.
  • Health and Safety training
  • Job Security
  • All RWDSU members and retirees are eligible to participate in the Union Privilege Program. Some of the benefits of this program are; a union credit card, legal services, union member mortgage & real estate financing, life insurance and many more
  • Access to comprehensive medical, dental, life and short term disability insurance administered by our own Heath & Welfare Fund, when negotiated in your contract


when thinking about unions you should always remember

"together we bargain, but divided we beg"