Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Workers Join UFCW Local 371

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More than 90 Ben & Jerry’s ice cream processing workers at the Waterbury, Vermont, plant joined United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 371.

“The UFCW is extremely proud to welcome the hard-working ice cream processors at Ben & Jerry’s Waterbury, Vermont, plant to our union family,” said UFCW International President Marc Perrone. “From Cherry Garcia to Chunky Monkey, Ben & Jerry’s workers at the Waterbury plant proudly make some of the country’s most recognizable ice cream flavors. As America’s food processing union, we are thrilled at the opportunity to not only represent, but uplift workers at such an iconic American brand, and we look forward to bringing this opportunity to other Unilever plants across the country. These workers know better than anyone that whether it’s in a cup or cone, union victory tastes sweet.”

“We applaud the Ben & Jerry’s Waterbury plant employees who made their voices heard today by joining the UFCW through card check recognition,” said Local 371 President Ronald Petronella. “Ben & Jerry’s are well known for their progressive politics, and we held them to their word.”