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The Reason for the Season

By DAVID A. COOK President It’s that time of year again — those frantic few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas — when most of our partners...

That time of year

By DAVID A. COOK President Anyone who walks into a grocery store for the next month and a half will see the obvious: this is the...

Bargaining Begins

By DAVID A. COOK President 2021 will be over before we know it and that means that much of this union’s time and resources are about...

‘What about me?’

By DAVID A. COOK President In the past few weeks our two largest employers, Schnucks and Dierbergs, both announced additional money for their employees. Schnucks and...

The next big step

By DAVID A. COOK President It was by no means an easy decision or a simple process, but after a few months of searching we have...

Union popularity is at an all-time high — so what...

By DAVID A. COOK President There was a rare moment of good news earlier this month, and it has significant implications for the future of...

The PRO Act and union partners in politics

By DAVID A. COOK President Sometimes it feels like there is too much happening in the news to even try to keep up. These past eight...

The future is bright

By DAVID A. COOK President A few weeks ago we started reaching out directly to our partners like you with an announcement: we are hiring. Local...

What COVID should teach us

By DAVID A. COOK President Despite the great progress we’ve made recovering from a global pandemic, I find myself sadly writing this column with a somewhat...

Why Solidarity Matters

By DAVID A. COOK President A few weeks ago, our brothers and sisters at UFCW Local 88 approved a new contract with Schnucks after lengthy negotiations...