1526 Fletcher Road
Saskatoon, SK S7M 5M1
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A-845 McDonald Street
Regina, SK S4N 2X5
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Lucia Flack Figueiredo
Lucia Flack Figueiredo became a member of UFCW 1400 in 1996 when the Salvation Army thrift store in Saskatoon joined the local union. Lucy became a Shop Steward soon after and participated in bargaining as a bargaining committee member for the next ten years while working there. She was a participant on the UFCW Canada Youth Internship Program in 2003 and became a Special Projects Union Representative in September of that year.
In February of 2006, Lucy was hired permanently by UFCW 1400, spending the next decade serving the membership as a Staff and Collective Bargaining representative. In 2016, she was elected as Secretary-Treasurer of Local 1400, and in 2021, President of UFCW Canada Local 1400 – the largest private sector union local in Saskatchewan.
Marilynne MacFarlane became a UFCW Local 1400 member in November 2002 as an employee of the Saskatoon Credit Union, which later became the Affinity Credit Union. As a rank-and-file activist, Marilynne served her co-workers and strengthened the union as a Shop Steward, Recording Secretary, Co-Chief Shop Steward, Unit Chair, and as member of many bargaining committees before joining the staff of UFCW 1400 in 2016.
From 2016 – 2021, Sister MacFarlane served the union as a UFCW Local 1400 Union Representative, as well as a member of the UFCW Canada Workplace Safety Committee. Today, Marilyn MacFarlane serves as UFCW Canada Local 1400 Secretary-Treasurer.
Rick joined the Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink and Distillery Workers (BFCSD) when he began working at the Coca-Cola plant in Regina in 1984. The BFCSD subsequently merged with UFCW and became Local 319W where over the years Rick served as a Shop Steward, Secretary-Treasurer, and in 1990 became President of Local 319W. He served as President until Local 319W merged with Local 1400 in January 2003, at which point he became a Vice-President of Local 1400 and was elected to the Recording Secretary position for the 2008 term.
Nick joined the Executive Board in January, 2013 when UFCW Local 342P merged with Local 1400. He is currently employed at P&H Milling Group located on 33rd Street in Saskatoon. He has been employed at this location since 1987 which was formerly CSP Foods, then Dawn Foods, then Dover. He is employed as a Flour Mill Elevator Grain Agent. In his second year of employment he became a Shop Steward, then Chief Steward 3 years later. For six years, he was President of Local 34P. Nick has attended bargaining for POS, P&H, and Horizon Milling.
Jim joined the local union when he started work at the Prince Albert Superstore as a shipper-receiver in 1982 and has been the store’s Chief Shop Steward since that time; he is also a member of the Grievance Committee. He has been representing his unit on the Bargaining Committee since 1996. He became a member of the local’s Executive Board in January 2000 and has been re-elected for each subsequent term.
Martin became a member of the Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink and Distillery Workers (BFCSD) in 1977 when he was hired by the Carling Brewery in Saskatoon. The BFCSD merged with UFCW Local 346W in 1984. In 1990 when a group of employees bought the brewery, they re-named it Great Western Brewery. Martin continued to work at the brewery and over the years has served as a Shop Steward and an OH&S member, and Vice-President then President of Local 346W. Martin became a Vice-President of Local 1400 when Local 346W merged with Local 1400 in January of 2003.
Rick became a member of the Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft drink and Distillery Workers (BFCSD) when he was hired as a temporary employee with the Saskatchewan Brewers Association in Regina, now called Brewers Distributor Ltd. The BFCSD merged with UFCW in 1984, the same year Rick became a full-time employee. Over the years Rick has served as Shop Steward and was President of Local 340 for six years until it merged with Local 1400 in 1994. He was elected as Vice-President of the local for the term beginning January 1, 2004.
Judy became a member of Local 1400 in 1979 when she became employed by Westfair Foods Ltd. (Superstore on 8th Street, Saskatoon) in the deli department. Judy is very active within her workplace and the union, sitting on the OH&S and Grievance committees, is the Chief Shop Steward for her store, and is the Provincial Representative for the UFCW Women’s Advisory Committee. She was elected to the board in November of 2011.
Roger currently works at the Saskatoon Co-op.
Jeremy currently works at Richardson Milling.
Adam currently works at the Loblaw Distribution Centre in Regina.
History and Information
UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers Union) Local 1400 has been in existence since 1979, with a history (nationally) of mergers with other labour organizations reaching back more than a century.
UFCW is one of the largest, most dynamic, fastest-growing and most respected unions in the world. There are 1.4 million members across North America standing together to improve the lives and livelihoods of workers, families, and communities. In Canada, UFCW is one of Canada’s largest unions and represents more than 240,000 workers from St. John’s to Victoria; across the Province of Saskatchewan Local 1400 represents over 6,000 members.
Our members are employed mainly in retail food stores, food processing and production, but as one of the most progressive and fastest-growing unions in North America, UFCW Canada members can be found working in virtually every type of workplace and providing just about any type of service you can imagine.
The main purpose of the UFCW is to obtain collectively bargained rights and benefits for its members and to ensure the terms of Collective Bargaining Agreements, or contracts, are enforced. This is accomplished chiefly at the local union level, and the UFCW National office provides assistance to the locals in negotiating, organizing, etc.
UFCW Canada’s National Office is situated in Rexdale, Ontario. Other services provided by the National Office include research on corporate background and legislative issues, political action, programs on women’s concerns, education and training support and specialized local union services to assist them in representing members.
In addition to National office assistance, National Staff Representatives work out of office space provided by UFCW Locals in every province. National Reps perform a number of important front-line duties, including organizing, collective bargaining and political action.
There are nearly 100 different “Locals” across Canada and many more in the United States. Each Local represents members in certain geographic regions and in various different sectors of our workforce. They can all vary greatly in size – a single workplace local may only have a handful of members or all the way up to the largest UFCW Local Union having more than 45,000 members and a province-wide jurisdiction encompassing hundreds of workplaces.
The President of the Local is also the Chief Executive Officer; in addition, there is a Secretary-Treasurer, a Recorder, and three or more Vice-Presidents (in Local 1400’s case, there are eleven). In some Locals, the President and other members may be rank-and-file members, while in others (Local 1400 for example) the jobs are full-time, salaried positions.
The UFCW National Training Programme (UFCW NTP) coordinates the efforts of Locals that provide skills training for members. Training ranges from hands-on skills for job upgrades, computer courses and health and safety issues. An initial goal of the UFCW NTP has been to establish at least one UFCW Education and Training Centre in every province. In Saskatchewan, Local 1400’s office and the Saskatchewan UFCW Training and Education Centre share the same building.
In addition to the variety of charitable works and contributions by the UFCW and its members, our union has chosen the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (formerly the Leukemia Research Fund of Canada) as our official charity.