The word is going out to communities across Arizona: Members of UFCW Local 99 deserve the public’s respect and admiration for their services as “Essential Workers: Now and Always.”

This message is delivered through advertisements sponsored by Local 99 on a variety of digital and print platforms, including AZCentral, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the Arizona Republic, among others.

The ads describe our members’ courageous service over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is showing no signs of going away in the near future.

The advertisements also ask shoppers to thank our members for making food and other essential goods available under difficult circumstances — an important message as contract negotiations continue with Fry’s, Smith’s and Safeway.