7924 Interstate 30, Suite A
Little Rock, AR 72209-2900
Welcome to UFCW Local 2008. We are working hard to maintain open and effective
communication withour past, current, and future members.
You will find news about your Local Union and informationabout your Officers
and Union Representatives, as well as your bargaining agreements, your rights
as a member, your right to organize, and much more.
Local 2008 represents over 6,000 members in the state of Arkansas
and southwest Missouri in the retail and wholesale food industry, poultry and meat
processing and packing, healthcare and health services, barbers, laboratory science,
and the shoe manufacturing industry. UFCW Local 2008 was formed May 1, 1992,
with the merger of Local 425 and Local 1583. Originally chartered on May 27, 1947,
by the Retail Clerks International Association, Local 1583 was formed by workers in the
retail grocery industry. Local 425 was originally founded by poultry and meat processing
and packing workers on October 25, 1950, and chartered by the Amalgamated Meat cutters
and Butcher Workmen of North America. With the mergers of the two International
Unions in 1979, and the subsequent merger of Locals 425 and 1583 in 1992,
Local 2008 now represents workers across the entire state of Arkansas and
southwest Missouri. Local 2008’s mission is to improve the lives of our members
through collective bargaining and enforcement of union contracts, to protect the rights
of our members, and to give members a strong voice on issues affecting their workplace.
UFCW members stand together throughout the state and nation for fair treatment and
economic justice for workers.