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Mission Statement of Local 1776
Local 1776 of the United Food and Commercial Workers
Union exists to enroll, as members, all persons engaged in work within its assigned jurisdiction, to negotiate Collective Bargaining Agreements for them and to enforce said agreements by resolving grievances and maintaining all other contractual rights.
In addition, Local 1776 shall encourage all its members to register and vote. It shall support the legislation and political candidates who best advances the economic, social and class interests of the membership. It shall protect the Health and Pension interests of its members and expand childcare, senior citizen and family programs. It shall encourage and support financially through contributions and otherwise, any educational, legislative, political, civic, social, moral and charitable projects or activities and encourage such other objectives for which working people may lawfully combine for their mutual protection and benefit.
Finally, Local 1776, its Officers and Staff pledge themselves to protect the Local Union from any and all corrupt influences and from the undermining efforts of all who are opposed to the basic principles of Democracy and Democratic Unionism.