International Secretary-Treasurer, UFCW
Anthony “Marc” Perrone brings nearly four decades of experience and union activism to his position as Secretary-Treasurer. As the International’s chief administrative officer, Marc has streamlined the UFCW’s financial transition to a growth-oriented union by channeling finances toward growth, growth support, and union administration departments. His leadership and financial guidance has facilitated the UFCW’s ability to meet its new growth priorities – putting more resources and staff into organizing.
As the UFCW’s fiscal officer, Marc takes to heart the knowledge that as our union’s financial strength grows, so does our strength at the bargaining table. The UFCW’s fiscal health also affects our political voice on the issues that matter most to working people, and our ability to provide workers with a voice on the job and a pathway to a middle-class life.
In his capacity as Secretary-Treasurer, Marc’s primary responsibility is monitoring the finances of the International Union. He is also responsible for the stewardship of the pension funds that will enable UFCW members to live out their retirement years in security and with dignity. Marc joined the Retail Clerks – which later became the UFCW – in 1971 while working as a courtesy clerk at Weingarten’s food store in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Since that time, he has held various positions within the UFCW, including Region 1-Eastern Director and National Director of Strategic Programs, Collective Bargaining and Organizing, among others. He was elected to the UFCW International Union Executive Committee in February 2000. Marc was elected Secretary-Treasurer in 2004.
Marc has a Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies and has continued his education in the capital markets through programs at the Wharton School of Business and the Harvard Business School. He is a former member of the Board of Directors for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, and a regular participant in national and international forums that include leading U.S. and European financial analysts.
Marc’s role as the steward of the UFCW’s finances enable the UFCW’s organizing, collective bargaining, and political programs to transform the lives of working people.