UFCW Local 832 was founded in 1938 when it was chartered by the International Union. It had grown to about 700 members by 1964 when Bernard Christophe was elected president. By the time he stepped down as president in September 2002, the membership of the Local had grown to over 15,000. It continues to grow under the leadership of the current president, Jeff Traeger.
UFCW Local 832 is proud of its history, but its focus is on the future and ensuring that it remains in the forefront of progress and change on the Manitoba labour scene. Local 832 answers today’s challenges with bold and innovative solutions that win new benefits for members while protecting the gains made during the past 80+ years.