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UFCW Applauds the Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court

February 25, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Ketanji Brown Jackson, nominee to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Dirksen Senate Office Building on April 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. The committee is holding the hearing on pending judicial nominations. (Photo by Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), which represents 1.3 million workers in grocery stores, meatpacking plants, and other essential industries across North America, applauded President Joe Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, one of our nation’s brightest legal leaders, to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

UFCW International President Marc Perrone​ released the following statement:

“ Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is exceptionally qualified with both the strong experience on the federal bench and the solid integrity needed to serve on our nation’s highest court. As a public defender, she has a proven track record of fighting for fairness in our justice system. After enduring two years of a global pandemic that upended their lives, working Americans need a Supreme Court that protects their rights and the issues they care about. We are confident that Judge Jackson will be a voice for these working Americans, especially essential workers.

“The UFCW applauds this historic nomination and calls on the Senate to swiftly move forward to confirm Judge Jackson as the first Black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.”

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The UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States. UFCW International represents 1.3 million professionals and their families in healthcare, grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries. Our members serve our communities in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at ufcw.org