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UFCW Celebrates Historic Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to U.S. Supreme Court

April 7, 2022 Updated: April 8, 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, 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, celebrated the confirmation 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:

“Today, history was made with the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, the first Black woman to serve on our nation’s highest court. One of the country’s brightest legal minds and a former public defender, Judge Jackson will bring her proven commitment to justice and fairness in our legal system to every decision she will play a role in.

“The Supreme Court will continue to confront questions that impact the rights, livelihoods, and safety of all hard-working families across the country. With soon-to-be Justice Jackson, they can be assured that there are voices on the Court who will always understand and respect their concerns and needs.”

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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.