Our 6500 members come from Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and Northeastern Oregon. We represent workers in grocery stores, meatpacking houses, offices and pharmacies. We represent health care workers, golf pros and hairstylists. Formed during the Great Depression, we have bargained strong contracts that have given our members better wages, benefits, and working conditions for over 75 years. We set the standard so that all workers can get the recognition and compensation they deserve. Why we organize: Building the union in your community not only helps you and your family, but it also helps raise the standard of living for all people. The more people who become union members, the more chance workers will have for better wages, benefits and working conditions. That includes good affordable health care, and a pension to help during retirement years. Union workers are paid more than non-union workers. When you decide you want a union in your workplace, you are protected by specific legal rights under the National Labor Relations Act. When union members talk to their friends and families about joining a union, unions get stronger and the people get the power! Over one million strong Local 1439 is chartered by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, which represents over one million members in the United States and Canada, making it one of the largest unions in North America. The successes that have been achieved at Local 1439 came through years of hard work by the members who came before us. We will continue that hard work by providing excellent service for our members.