UFCW creates ‘super local’ of 60,000Larger locals 'way of future,' says CAWBy Danielle Harder08/15/2011|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/15/2011 Two United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) locals in Ontario have combined to create what is believed to be North America’s largest local union. Together, Locals 175 and 1977 will represent 60,000 workers, many of them employed by grocery giant Loblaw. “It’s becoming more and more important,” said UFCW Canada director Wayne Hanley of the move towards “super locals” as unions struggle with declining membership, aggressive employers and continuing economic turmoil. “If we pool our resources, we can give better service.”It’s not UFCW’s first foray into large-scale amalgamation. In Saskatchewan, the union has merged several smaller locals into Local 1400, which now represents 6,000 members across the province. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.