Press Releases

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February 16, 2017

UFCW Statement on Alexander Acosta

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marc Perrone, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union, made the following statement about Alexander Acosta being nominated to be Secretary of Labor. “If confirmed as Secretary of Labor, Mr. Acosta’s top priority will be protecting the rights of all men and women. Hard-working families need and deserve […]

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UFCW Statement on “A Day Without Immigrants”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marc Perrone, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union, made the following statement about hard-working employees and employers across the U.S. standing together in “A Day Without Immigrants,” which calls attention to the vital role immigrants play in every community. “Immigrants make incredible contributions to our lives, communities, […]

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February 15, 2017

UFCW Statement on Andrew Puzder

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marc Perrone, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union, made the following statement about Andrew Puzder withdrawing his nomination for labor secretary.     “Given recent reports that have come to light, it is clear that Mr. Puzder’s values were not the values of hard-working families. His withdrawal proves that […]

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January 23, 2017

UFCW Statement on TPP Withdrawal 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marc Perrone, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), the largest private sector union in the nation, released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order to withdraw from the negotiating process of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  “For decades, our nation’s union families have stood […]

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December 16, 2016

UFCW Endorses Tom Perez for DNC Chair

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marc Perrone, President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), the largest private sector union in the nation, released the following statement endorsing current Secretary of Labor Tom Perez for chairman of the Democratic National Committee. “The Democratic Party is at a crossroads, and it needs leaders with strong progressive voices as well as unique skills and experiences to […]

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December 9, 2016

UFCW Statement on Andy Puzder

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marc Perrone, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), the largest private sector union in the nation, made the following statement about Andy Puzder being nominated to be Secretary of Labor. “The Secretary of Labor’s top priority must be protecting America’s hard-working men and women, not increasing […]

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December 7, 2016

UFCW Statement on Amazon Go

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marc Perrone, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), the largest private sector union in the nation, made the following statement about Amazon Go. “Amazon believes that America’s hard-working men and women are irrelevant to customers – they couldn’t be more wrong. The amazing people who work […]

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November 10, 2016

UFCW Statement on Election of Donald Trump

Washington, D.C. – Marc Perrone, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the largest private sector union in America, released the following statement about Donald Trump being elected President of the United States. “As the newly elected President, Donald Trump has promised to be a president for all Americans. We can only […]

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November 2, 2016

UFCW Joins Efforts to Preserve Hard-Working Americans’ Basic Rights

Voting is an American right; all citizens should have equal access to the ballot box Washington, D.C. – In response to the filing of North Carolina NAACP vs. North Carolina Board of Elections, the latest in a long line of lawsuits seeking to preserve access to voting for all Americans, Marc Perrone, International President of […]

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October 24, 2016

Local Labor and Community Leaders Stop Bob’s Tire Co. and BJ’s Temp Service from Intimidating Workers who Voted to Join Union Family

Washington, D.C. –Workers pushing for a first union contract at Bob’s Tire Co. and BJ’s Temp Service in New Bedford, Massachusetts, are set to return to the bargaining table on Tuesday after successfully stopping their employers from using government agencies to retaliate against them for voting to join a union. The United Food and Commercial […]

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