“I encourage New Seasons workers to join us in our mission to raise standards”

“I have worked at the QFC North Mercer Island store for 22 years as a checker. My favorite part about working at QFC are the people I work with and the flexible hours. With a union job, I have a sense of security and don’t have to worry about changing jobs, especially as I get closer to retirement. My affordable insurance has allowed me to raise my three daughters with healthcare and, in the coming years, I rest assured knowing that I can retire with dignity.

At QFC, we have loyal customers who have been shopping at our store for years, like me. Ever since my daughter was a teenager, I’ve been specially requesting steaks cut thin for her. My meatcutter knows me and my family’s food preferences. Fifteen years ago, I convinced my friend who worked at Sam’s Club at the time to find a union job at Central Market. To this day she still works there, along with her brother, sister in law, and cousin, and continues to thank me for encouraging her to make a smart decision for her and her family. I encourage New Seasons workers to join us in our mission to raise standards for grocery workers throughout the region! – Minka Ramik, N. Mercer Island QFC, UFCW 21 Member