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The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Endorses Senator Sherrod Brown for Reelection

April 19, 2024 Updated: April 29, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), America’s largest private sector union representing 1.2 million essential workers in grocery, meatpacking, food processing, retail, and other essential industries across North America, endorsed Senator Sherrod Brown for reelection. 

UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement:

“Senator Sherrod Brown is a true champion of labor. From his support of essential front-line workers in farming, meat processing, and grocery, to protecting the hard-earned pensions and retirement security of union members, to promoting fairness on the job for all workers, Sen. Brown has been a steadfast voice in the Senate for working people and their families.”

“His advocacy for critical rights and protections, including the right of any person to unionize their workplace, has helped improve countless lives throughout Ohio and the entire country. We firmly endorse Sen. Brown and look forward to continuing our work with him as a legislator with a clear vision for making workplaces better, safer, and more just.”

Senator Sherrod Brown released the following statement:

“I am honored to have UFCW by my side in our fight to ensure workers receive the wages and benefits they deserve.”

“UFCW workers support Ohio families on the frontlines, from working in our grocery stores, to meat packing plants, to our hospitals. Ohioans rely on UFCW workers everyday and UFCW workers know they can rely on me to continue fighting for them.” 

UFCW Local 880 released the following statement:

“Senator Brown has looked out for workers and UFCW members his entire career. His introduction of the bipartisan bill to lower food costs and strengthen supply chains demonstrates just how much he understands working families in Northeast Ohio. Without him fighting for us, Ohioans would be far worse off.”

UFCW Local 1059 released the following statement:

“Senator Brown knows that a thriving economy in Central Ohio benefits everyone, including our hard-working members. He was a leader in passing the CHIPS and Science Act which will bring thousands of good paying jobs to our region and be a major driver of growth.” 

UFCW Local 75 released the following statement:

“Because of the work done by Senator Brown to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, the Kraft Heinz plant will receive over 16 million dollars that will help create more good paying union jobs. Local 75 is proud to stand with him and endorse him for another term representing our great state.” 


The UFCW International is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.2 million workers and their families in grocery, meatpacking, food processing, health care, cannabis, retail, and other essential industries. UFCW members serve our communities in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at ufcw.org.

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