UFCW Women’s Network Statement on Roe V. Wade

“The UFCW Women’s Network refuses to turn back the clock and will continue fighting for our members rights.”

Supreme Court

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union Women’s Network released the following statement:

“Friday’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade wiped out a fundamental constitutional protection for all American women. After nearly 50 years of established precedent, the Supreme Court decided to strip away one of the most fundamental rights a woman, or any person, can have – agency over their own body, health, safety, and freedom.

“The UFCW Women’s Network has always advocated for women’s rights, whether it be in the workplace or their communities. We have an obligation to our members – many of whom are women – to ensure that they have access to health care, regardless of which state they live in or their religious beliefs. We need to protect the health of our members and ensure they have the care they need.

“It has long been a foundational standard of labor unions that working people everywhere are provided quality health care coverage that is accessible, affordable, and free of inequalities or barriers to access.

“Health care is a human right regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, geography, income, ability, sexual orientation, immigration status and/or gender identity.

“Approximately, 1 in 4 women have had an abortion. This decision will not stop women from making their own deeply personal medical decisions, but rather will eliminate safe access to health care for many and ultimately set a dangerous precedent that endangers future rights and liberties of all Americans.

“The UFCW Women’s Network refuses to turn back the clock and will continue fighting for our members’ rights.”

We encourage all to participate in events to protest this decision.
Here is a link to an event near you or virtual events.


In solidarity,

Deliana Speights
UFCW Women’s Network International Chair

UFCW Women’s Network Webinar

Please join us for a special webinar “When Union Women Lead We Win: Getting Involved to Make a Difference in November.” This panel we will be discussing the UFCW’s 2020 priority races and hear from union members who are running for office this year. Most importantly, we will be identifying ways UFCW women can get involved and support get out the vote efforts for our endorsed candidates.

Special Guest – California Senator Connie Leyva (former UFCW Women’s Network member/UFCW 1428 President)

The seminar will take place:
Thursday, September 10th at 2:00 p.m. EST/11am PST 

Register in advance is required for this webinar (Click here)

We have a lot at stake. Our goal at this seminar is to help engage UFCW women and men in this year’s elections so we can WIN in November! Please encourage your networks to take part.

You’re Invited!


Please join us for a special webinar on August 27th at 2:00 p.m. EST/11am PST to discuss the gendered impacts of COVID-19 and strategies for the future. 

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YtECFTQnRhuOP_WobaFRbw

We will explore the impact that COVID-19 has had on women and other equity groups. We also will discuss strategies that ensure that women and family issues are not overlooked and gains we have made are not lost.
Please encourage your networks to take part.

In solidarity,

Deliana Speights – UFCW Women’s Network International Chair 

Salutations à toutes.

Je voudrais vous prier de vous joindre à moi pour prendre part à un cyberséminaire exceptionnel qui se tiendra le 6 août prochain, à 14 h (heure de l’Est). La discussion portera alors sur les conséquences particulières que la crise de la COVID-19 comporte pour les femmes et les stratégies pour l’avenir!

Si vous désirez vous y inscrire, veuillez cliquer sur l’hyperlien suivant : https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YtECFTQnRhuOP_WobaFRbw

En effet, nous examinerons les conséquences que, jusqu’à présent, la crise de la COVID-19 a eues dans le cas des femmes et dans celui des gens qui font partie des autres groupes de la population en quête d’équité. De plus, nous traiterons des stratégies à adopter éventuellement dans le but de veiller à ce qu’on ne passe pas sous silence les questions qui touchent précisément les femmes et la famille et à ce que, dans cet ordre d’idées, nous ne perdions pas le terrain qui a déjà été gagné.

Je vous prierais donc d’inciter les personnes faisant partie de vos réseaux de relations respectifs à y prendre également part.

En toute solidarité,

Deliana Speights, présidente internationale du Réseau des femmes des TUAC