Union for 1.3 Million Essential Workers in Grocery, Meatpacking, Applauds Celeste Drake as Biden’s Choice for First ‘Made in America’ Director
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), which represents 1.3 million essential workers in grocery, meatpacking, and other frontline industries, applauded President Joe Biden’s announcement of Celeste Drake as the first Director of Made in America at the Office of Management and Budget.
UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement:
“America’s frontline essential workers are keeping our communities strong during this pandemic, and honoring our commitment to protect and invest in these American workers starts with a strong ‘Made in America’ agenda.
“As our country’s first Made in America Director, Celeste Drake will bring the experience and dedication needed to fulfill President Biden’s pledge to build an economy that works for all Americans and ensures that we are supporting the good-paying union jobs we need to rebuild our country’s middle class.
“Millions of essential workers have been on the frontlines protecting our country’s critical supply chain industries — including grocery, health care, meatpacking, and food processing. As the union for these American workers, UFCW applauds the choice of Celeste Drake for this vital role and looks forward to working with her to advance the ‘Made in America’ policies needed to strengthen protections for workers and support the good-paying union jobs our nation needs.”
UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 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.