UMagazine is the signature publication of UFCW Local 324 and is mailed to member’s homes quarterly. Its four-color glossy pages include award winning photography, news, human-interest features and commentary in every issue. Readers can also find material for discount tickets and for changes of address in the magazine. Unlike other publications in the Labor Movement, Umagazine doesn’t lecture you about how you should think, it strives, instead, to keep you informed so that you can think for yourself.
UFCW: Local 324 is a labor union representing approximately 24,000 workers in retail and commercial industries in Orange County and southern LA County. We are the largest private sector union in the region and are part of the UFCW International Union, which is headquartered in Washington, DC. Since our original charter in 1936, we have been committed to negotiating collective bargaining agreements that have consistently provided pay and benefits that have put our members in the upper echelon of their respective professions. Although that remains true today, the nation’s business climate has evolved into one in which multi-billion dollar corporate mergers; buyouts and bankruptcies cause companies to see loyal employees as little more than numbers on a spreadsheet. Our ongoing commitment to protecting our members’ economic interests has made us leading defenders of workers fighting to maintain the middle class lifestyles they have worked so hard to secure.