COVID-19 update: Grocery workers are now eligible for vaccine, see update below.
United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 711 is chartered by the UFCW International Union which represents over 1.3 million workers in the United States and Canada, making it one of the largest and strongest private sector unions in North America. UFCW members work in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, food processing, manufacturing, and retail food.
Local 711 traces its history back to the 1940’s and the separate Retail Clerks Local 1536 and Amalgamated Meatcutters and Butcher Workmen Local 468, which merged together in 1982 to form the powerful and effective Union we know today.
Our Union’s jurisdiction encompasses both Nevada and Utah, and proudly serves members working primarily in the retail food & drug industry.
Our purpose is to elevate the social and economic status of workers and, further, to advance the principles and practice of freedom and democracy for all. Local 711 has a long history of excellent membership service and fine contracts, and a commitment to the future security and dignity of our members.
Southern Nevada Health district update
LAS VEGAS – Beginning March 2, vaccine eligibility in Clark Country will be expanded to all groups within Frontline Community Support and Frontline Supply Chain & Logistics. In addition to people in these occupational categories, groups currently eligible to receive the vaccine include 65 years of age and older, health care workers, and those in the public safety and security frontline group.
Groups now eligible include:
Frontline Community Support
- Essential Public Transportation
Frontline Supply Chain & Logistics
- Agriculture and Food Processing
- End to End Essential Goods Supply Chain (includes manufacturing, transport, distribution, and sale of essential items)
- Utilities and Communications Infrastructure
- Nevada Department of Transportation and Local Emergency Road Personnel
- Frontline Airport Operations
- Other Essential Transportation
First-dose appointments are being offered to members of eligible occupational groups at Southern Nevada Health District and partner locations, including Cashman Center and the Las Vegas Convention Center. Both sides are open Tuesday through Saturday, Additional clinic locations and the to make appointments can be found at www.SNHD.info/covid.
A state-administered call center is available to answer questions and assist those who may need help making appointments. The call center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 800-401-0946.
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UFCW LOCAL 711 LETTER TO GOVERNOR STEVE SISOLAK REGARDING COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
On April 8 2020, UFCW Local 711 President Michael Gittings, sent a letter to Governor Steve Sisolak regarding the grocery store and Food Processing Facilities safety measures.
Please click the link below to read the full text of the letter to Governor Sisolak.
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