Union for 400,000 Workers of Color on Frontlines of Pandemic in Grocery Stores and Meatpacking Plants Urges Congress to Honor One-Year Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder by Passing Police Reform Legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, which represents 1.3 million essential food and retail workers in supermarkets, retail stores, and meatpacking plants — including over 400,000 workers of color, is honoring the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder by calling on Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to enact the urgent reforms needed in communities across the country.
UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement:
“As America’s largest food and retail union, representing of color across the country on the frontlines of this pandemic, UFCW stands with its members and millions more to honor the memory of George Floyd on the anniversary of his murder. In peaceful protests across the country, our communities came together united in saying: Black Lives Matter.
“Today, we continue our call for action to eliminate the systemic racism that has plagued our communities for far too long. On the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, UFCW joins our labor allies in calling on elected leaders in Congress to work together with all stakeholders, including America’s unions, to finally pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and make police reform a reality.”
UFCW International 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.