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Local 3 2022 Holiday Party

On Thursday, December 29, 2022 the officers of Local 3 celebrated the holiday season by hosting an open house party for the membership at a local restaurant. We had a tremendous turnout and wonderful time was had by all. Together, we're union strong!  

December 12th, 2022 Membership Meeting

Thanks to everyone who came out to our December membership meeting! Congrats to our four lucky winners of the holiday raffle: Elsa Horan, Rose Gregoire, Kenny Manuel, and Mark Holup!   In his report, Local 3 President Kavanagh said Local 3 has the best contract in the retail industry but it is up to an active and engaged membership to protect the rights and benefits the union has fought to achieve since our first contract was signed in 1938. We're bringing these words of wisdom into 2023 with us!

Free Tax Preparation 2023

Click on each image below to enlarge the flyer! To make an appointment for free tax prep, call RWDSU during office business hours, 9 AM - 5 PM at (212) 684-5300 or email [email protected]  

December 12th Membership Meeting

Local 3 United StoreworkersUNION MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2022 4:30 AND 6:30 PM ALL SAINTS CHURCH230 E. 60TH STREETBETWEEN 2ND AND 3RD AVENUES AGENDA: Local 3 ActivitiesGood and WelfareUFCW 9th Regular ConventionHoliday Raffle

Notice of Nominations and Election for UFCW Convention

LOCAL 3 United Storeworkers, RWDSU Council/UFCW                                                                          31-21 31st Street, 4th Floor Astoria, NY 11106 (212) 371-6230     President, Shaun Kavanagh               Secretary-Treasurer, Brenda Moses          Recorder, James R. Deszighethy         Local 3, United Storeworkers, RWDSU:  NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION NOTICE OF NOMINATONS OF LOCAL 3 DELEGATES AND ALTERNATES TO THE 9TH REGULAR CONVENTION OF THE UNITED FOOD AND COMMERICAL WORKERS INTERNATIONAL UNION (TO BE HELD April 24 – 28, 2023) Date and Time for NOMINATIONS: Monday, November 28, 2022 4:30 PM and 6:30PM Location: All Saints Church, 230 E. 60th Street, New York, NY The Local 3 President is a delegate to the Convention by virtue of his election to office To Be Nominated:   3 Delegates & 3 Alternates Members may run for either Delegate or Alternate, but not both. Eligibility Requirement for Delegates and Alternates: Candidate must be an active member of Local 3 who has been in continuous good standing in Local 3 and the UFCW for a Period of twelve months prior to April 24, 2023   NOTICE OF ELECTION OF LOCAL 3 DELEGATES AND ALTERNATES TO UFCW CONVENTION  Date and Time for ELECTION: Monday, December 19, 2022 at 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM Location: All Saints Church, 230 E. 60th Street, New York, NY Candidates have the right to campaign and appear on the ballot as members of a slate. Write-in Votes are prohibited.  Unopposed candidates will be deem elected by Acclamation.         

NYC Labor Day Parade 2022

The 140th Labor Day Parade returned to Fifth Avenue for the first time since before the pandemic on Saturday, September 10th. Local 3 United Storeworkers RWDSU/UFCW proudly marched in solidarity with regional Local Unions. We are Stronger Together! 

September 2022 Membership Meeting

LOCAL 3 UNION MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS Monday, September 19, 2022 4:30 & 6:30 PM ALL SAINTS CHURCH 247 East 60th STREET Between 2nd and 3rd AVENUES   AGENDA: RWDSU 24th Quadrennial Convention Report Union Activities Good and Welfare Issued by Local 3 RWDSU/UFCW, 31-21 31 Street 4th Floor, Astoria, NY 111-6 212-371-6230

Local 3 Attends the 2022 New York State AFL-CIO Convention

Local 3 was proud to attend the New York State AFL-CIO Convention this week! President Mario Cilento called working men and women the true heroes of the Covid pandemic. Speakers, including Senator Chuck Schumer and Governor Kathy Hochul, vowed to protect the rights of women and to protect the labor movement. Local 3 encourages all Union members to get out the vote in the Aug 23 primary! More info here: https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc/

Join Local 3 for NYC Labor Day Parade 2022

TO: All Local 3 Members From: Shaun Kavanagh, Brenda Moses, and James R. Deszighethy Please share this information with the members of your crew and all union members: The 2022 Labor Day Parade New York City is scheduled to return to Fifth Avenue for the first time since before the pandemic on Saturday, September 10th, 2022. All RWDSU Local Unions will assemble at: East 45th Street between 5th Avenue & Vanderbilt Avenue, 10:30 AM BRING YOUR GREEN LOCAL 3 SHIRT   Labor Mass     Cathedral of Saint Patrick 5th Avenue between 50th & 51st Streets, New York, NY, 8:30 AM   Please call Local 3 Labor Day Parade Coordinator Brenda Moses at 212-371-6230 to provide us with a list of the members who will be attending this year's parade.   We respectfully request that you urge the members of your crew to march on Saturday, September 10th as a show of solidarity. We look forward to seeing you, your family members, and the members of your crew. In Union Solidarity                        Stronger Together  

Local 3 Attends the 24th Quadrennial RWDSU Convention

The Local 3 United Storeworkers delegation attended the 24th Quadrennial Convention of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union held in Atlanta, GA, July 26- 29 2022. The RWDSU leadership team, President Stuart Appelbaum, Secretary-Treasurer Robert Layng Jr., and Recorder Joseph Dorismond were overwhelmingly re-elected to a four-year term. The bold organizing campaigns at Amazon, REI Inc., and Housing Works in New York City are inspiring workers throughout the world to stand up, have their voices heard, and claim their seats at the table. Members of the Local 3 delegation were assigned to work on important committees that set goals for the future to organize the unorganized, demand safer working conditions and stronger contracts, and continue to be leaders in fighting for social justice. We are STRONGER TOGETHER!