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Ohio UFCW Locals 17A, 75, 880, 1059 Join ICWUC, RWDSU To Endorse Nan Whaley for Ohio Governor

September 12, 2022

Unions Representing Ohio Frontline Workers, With Over 80,000 Members Across The State, Makes Joint Endorsements in the Governor’s Race

Columbus, OH – Today, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Locals 17A, 75, 880, and 1059, along with affiliates International Chemical Workers Union Council (ICWUC) and Retail Warehouse Department Store Union (RWDSU) announced a joint endorsement of Nan Whaley and Cheryl Stevens to be Ohio’s next Governor and Lt. Governor.

Union Presidents Sonja Campbell (17A), Kevin Garvey (75), Carl Ivka (880), Randy Quickel (1059), Lance Heasley (ICWUC) and Rick Marshall (RWDSU) released the following joint statement on the endorsement of Nan Whaley for Governor:

“As the union representing workers in critical frontline industries, our members have been put to the test over the last three years, working through an ongoing pandemic, historic supply chain shortages and now rising inflation. UFCW members have gone to work every day to serve our communities, while our leaders in Columbus continued to leave essential workers like us behind. We need better policies that put working people and families first, and we trust Nan Whaley to lead the way as Ohio’s next Governor.”

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Nan Whaley released the following statement on the UFCW endorsement decision:

“I’m honored to be endorsed by UFCW. These essential workers are the backbone of our state and we owe it to them to fight for and protect their rights to organize, for fair wages, and a safe work environment. It’s time Ohio had a governor who believes in the dignity of work.”


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