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As a member of a Union, you’ll have the opportunity to negotiate with your company for the wages and benefits that matter to you.

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The law protects your right to help organize a union, to join a union, and to support a union of your own choosing.

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We’ve helped workers from all over New York and New Jersey, and we can help you, too. All conversations with our organizing department are kept completely confidential.

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Our Latest News
Local 342 Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Local 342 Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Friday, 17 Nov 2017

Local 342 is collecting donations for our Annual Holiday Toy Drive now through Monday, December 11, to bring gifts and smiles to children and families in need. There are several ways to donate and two events Members can volunteer...

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Update on Local 342 Strike at Ferreira Foodtown

Update on Local 342 Strike at Ferreira Foodtown

Friday, 10 Nov 2017

Positive progress was made during talks Thursday night between Local 342 and the Foodtown employer. After standing united through the 7-day strike, Local 342 members are back to work today, Friday, November 10, 2017, in all four locations pending...

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Back on Strike: Local 342 Members at Four Ferreria Foodtowns

Friday, 03 Nov 2017

Despite their employer begging them to return to work the previous Friday after a two-hour strike, negotiations broke down on Thursday, Nov 2 and the workers from the Meat and Deli Departments are now BACK ON STRIKE. These...

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Foodtown Employer Begs Members to Return to Work After Two Hours on Strike

Friday, 27 Oct 2017

UFCW Local 342 Members who work in the Meat, Seafood and Deli departments of four Ferreira Foodtown stores in Jackson Heights, Jamaica and New Hyde Park walked out of their departments this morning for an Unfair Labor Practice Strike...

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Donate or Volunteer for Local 342's Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017

Beginning now through Monday, November 13, 2017, Local 342 Members can donate non-perishables, canned goods and frozen turkeys for our Annual Thanksgiving Drive.

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About UFCW Local 342

Our members have the best contracts and highest standards in the industry.


Local 342 Members work together and stand with one another to improve our lives and the lives of our coworkers. In unity there is strength.


Members of Local 342 know they are in good company and they stand together. There is strength in numbers.


All workers deserve fair wages, affordable benefits, and good working conditions. All of these become possible when you stand together.

“I sat on several negotiating teams and it feels good to know I have a voice in the wages and benefits I earn at work. Being part of a Union is like being part of a family. You fight for family and stick together.”


Upcoming Events
Nov 2017
Thanksgiving Dinner for Mariner's Temple Baptist Church

New York, NY

Thanksgiving Dinner for Mariner's Temple Baptist Church — Local 342's Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive is collecting non-perishables, canned goods and frozen turkeys so Local 342 volunteer Members and staff can prepare and serve a full Thanksgiving meal to hungry families at Mariner's Temple Baptist Church on Saturday, November 18. The remaining donations will be given to the church's...
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Dec 2017
Toy Drive Donation Deadline

Toy Drive Donation Deadline — Today is the deadline to donate new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls of all ages for the Local 342 Annual Toy Drive. Toys can be dropped off at a Local 342 Area Office during regular office hours or on a Monday Night until 7:30pm.   Local 342 Members, Family, Friends and...
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Dec 2017
Local 342 Holiday Toy Drive Delivery #1 - Long Island

Huntington Station, NY

Local 342 Holiday Toy Drive Delivery #1 - Long Island — Join Local 342 Members, friends, staff and Santa Claus to deliver toys for the holidays to children and families in need. All Local 342 Members are welcome to volunteer to help make this a merry event for all.  WHERE: Family Service League Pre-School 1450 New York Avenue Huntington Station, NY 11746 TIME: 9am-11:30am If you would like...
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