UFCW International President Marc Perrone issued the following statement about the death of George Floyd:
“Millions of Americans across the country are rightfully angry about the murder of George Floyd and the abhorrent injustices we have witnessed for far too long. Now more than ever, we must stand together to end the hate and discrimination that is poisoning this nation, and to make clear that we all stand in support of peaceful protests and in opposition to violence of any kind.
“Given the social upheaval that we are witnessing, we are urging our elected leaders to speak out for justice and peaceful protests with a united voice. The last thing America needs is more division and dysfunction.
“While it may be hard to see right now, our nation will get through this terrible moment. Standing together we can help ensure that all of our communities can recover, heal, and rebuild.”