May 18, 2012
(WASHINGTON, DC) The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), the nations largest grocery workers union, today announced the release of its first ever-smartphone app, designed to highlight worker voices and connect consumers with union grocery stores across the country. The app is a major development for consumers seeking to make informed choices about where they spend their shopping dollars by highlighting stores where workers are sticking together to preserve good, family-supporting jobs in our communities.
A major highlight of the app is its Shop Union feature, which allows anyone in the United States or Canada to locate and secure driving directions to their nearest union grocery store. If UFCW members work at a grocery store near you, the app will be able to get you there. The release of the smartphone app is just the latest element of UFCWs ongoing program to connect with the next generation of workers.
The UFCW app also lets users receive the latest updates from UFCW members and working people everywhere, see breaking news and original video, and get information about how to take action for working families.
Already, the app is receiving positive reviews from early adopters:
What a great app! Now I can easily stay informed on the latest union news, and always find the closest union store even when I am on the go.
Love the feature where I can search for the nearest union grocery store!
Works well and smoothly. Quick download and installation.
This is great for finding union grocery stores! We need to support good jobs.
The app can be accessed from any smartphone at http://ufcwaction.org/app.