UFCW International Secretary-Treasurer Milton Jones has been a labor activist for 40 years and has served at the UFCW International in various capacities for 29 years.
He began his career at Kroger in Florence, Ala., where he worked as courtesy clerk, and became member of Local 1557 in Nashville, Tenn., (now Local 1995) in 1978. After graduating from high school, he served in the U.S. Navy for four years before returning to Kroger. In 1986, he became a steward after transferring to the Kroger store in Nashville and served as a VOC (now a SPUR).
In 1990, he joined the UFCW International in Atlanta, Ga., where he worked as an organizer, general organizer and International Representative. He worked his way up the ranks and was promoted to Assistant to the Director and Collective Bargaining Representative.
In the last 15 years, he has served as Executive Assistant to the Regional Director of Region 2 in Philadelphia; Assistant and Executive Assistant to the International Organizing Director; and Executive Assistant to the International Collective Bargaining Director in Washington, D.C.
In February 2015, he was promoted to Director of Region 5 Southern and elected International Vice President. In June 2018, he was promoted to Director of National Bargaining. In April 2019, he was elected Executive Vice President.