February 1, 2017
UFCW Executive Vice President Shaun Barclay has been a member of UFCW for 47 years, serving as shop steward for 7 years, rank and file bargaining committee and strike captain.
He has been a full-time representative for more than 35 years serving as organizer, local union president, executive assistant to the director of organizing, and Region Director representing 278,000 members in the 10 Western states stretching from Alaska to Mexico to the Rockies. Shaun is now leading the UFCW’s national growth efforts as Director of Organizing, a position he assumed early in 2015.
Under his leadership, the Arizona local union became the largest private sector union in the state, growing from 6,000 to 12,000 members. Barclay led a drive that successfully organized 56 non-union stores in less than two years.
While serving as Director of Region 5 in Texas, his staff organized the first Wal-Mart meat department in the United States in Jacksonville, Texas.
Barclay’s father is a retired member of the United Auto Workers and his mother was a retired member of the American Federation of Teachers in Kansas City, MO.