UFCW International Secretary-Treasurer Shaun Barclay has been a member of the UFCW for over 50 years. He joined the UFCW while employed at Safeway in Kansas City.
His background includes service as a full-time representative for over 40 years for the UFCW as a shop steward, rank and file bargaining committee member, strike captain, organizer, local union president, and Region Director, representing 278,000 members in the 10 Western states stretching from Alaska to Mexico to the Rockies.
Under his leadership as president of the Arizona local union, it became the largest private sector union in the state, growing from 6,000 to 12,000 members. His staff led a drive that successfully organized 56 nonunion stores in less than two years. While serving as Director of Region 5 in Texas, his staff organized the first Walmart meat department in the country in Jacksonville, Texas.
In 2015, Barclay was promoted to Director of Organizing. In that position, he led the UFCW’s national growth efforts. In April 2019, he was elected to serve as Secretary-Treasurer.
Barclay’s father was 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.