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STATEMENT BY JOE HANSEN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED FOOD AND COMMERICAL WORKERS UNION, ON ON UNITE HERE AFL-CIO AFFILIATION

September 17, 2009 Updated: August 24, 2020

“”The UFCW respects the decision by UNITE HERE to return to the AFL-CIO.  The disputes involving UNITE HERE and SEIU have been difficult for all concerned. It is my hope that this decision could establish the kind of distance and calm to bring an end to a dispute that has served as a distraction for too long. I believe a resolution is within grasp of the parties, and I’m hopeful that an expeditious and fair settlement can be reached.

“We will continue to work closely with UNITE HERE and all unions in our efforts to advance the cause of working people.”