The UFCW and community partners in New England are taking aim at Wakefern Food Cooperation’s Price Rite grocery store brand as part of the “Change Price Rite Supermarkets for the Better” campaign. The “Change Price Rite for the Better” campaign is part of a regional and national effort to highlight the need for retail companies, like Price Rite, to pay the hard-working men and women better wages, provide better benefits, offer consistent scheduling, and respect on the job.
Price Rite runs 58 stores across eight states and employs thousands of hard-working men and women. Among the many issues affecting many of the workers in the area are low wages, inconsistent scheduling, unpaid sick leave, and other poor employment practices proliferated by stores like Price Rite. Price Rite not only hurts employees, families and their communities, but its low wage model hurts everybody in the retail industry.
The Price Rite campaign is communities coming together and fighting to improve the lives of workers by highlighting irresponsible employers who must take action to change the lives of workers for the better. Together, we have the power to change Price Rite into a better and more responsible employer.