Welcome to UFCW Local 2013

Our union has gone through historic changes this year.

From electing a new leadership team led by President Mark Carotenuto to successful bargaining to selecting the right staff who will work hard for the members, a transformation has been underway at the local union.

Part of that transformation is changing the number of the local. This is the year when our local took big strides to put members first. This is the year when we put aside the past and looked to the future.

Say goodbye to 348-S. That history is gone.

We are UFCW Local 2013.

Some things remain the same. Our contracts still continue. Our benefits are the same. The local’s phone number is still 718-745-3487.

But lots of important things are changing.

This is the year when the trusteeship ended. In March, new leaders were elected by the members, including seven rank and file vice presidents who are members at some of the biggest employers in the local.

This is the year when members all across the union began to see that we have a voice at work—and we can use it.

This is the year when members started to see that the union works for us. Stewards are beginning to be educated so members have effective advocates on the job every day. Staff representatives are inside our workplaces consistently, listening to members, challenging management, and making sure our rights are respected.

We are working with members every day.  We are solving problems on the job, planning campaigns that strengthen our contracts and grow our union, and defending the benefits we have fought hard to win.

Welcome the dawn of a new day. Together, we are UFCW Local 2013.