WASHINGTON, DC – 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, released the following statement in support of the reintroduction of the DREAM Act by US Senator Dick J. Durbin (D-IL).
UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement:
“The DREAM Act is about protecting and recognizing the young people who have called America home for as long as they can remember. As America’s largest private-sector union, the UFCW is made up of countless DREAMers who serve in essential roles that have kept our country running.
“This nation was built by generations of hardworking immigrants who were given the chance to realize the American Dream, but for years DREAMers have lived in an uncertain reality. This legislation would provide much needed stability and recognition to these incredible young people who help make up the fabric of our nation. Make no mistake, immigrant rights are workers rights, and our union will continue to stand with DREAMers everywhere in their fight to keep calling our country home.”
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.