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UFCW Praises the Introduction of Food and Nutrition Delivery Safety Act

March 1, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), which represents 1.2 million essential workers in grocery and retail stores, meatpacking plants, and other essential industries across North America, released the following statement on the introduction of the Food and Nutrition Delivery Safety Act of 2024 by Senator John Fetterman (D-PA). Senator Fetterman is joined by Senator Brown (D-OH), as an original bill co-sponsors. The bill would require relevant federal agency partners, such as the Department of Labor (DOL) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), to establish guardrails that ensure essential labor protections for all delivery workers under retailers participating in the online Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) delivery pilot program:

UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement:

“With the rise of the gig economy, countless delivery workers are underpaid and lack important resources for the hard work they do delivering essential goods to households across the nation. This is even true for SNAP delivery workers who are the ones that ensure that SNAP recipients and their families have food on their tables. This landmark piece of legislation would establish long-needed guardrails for all delivery workers within the SNAP delivery program.

“Delivery workers’ pay should reflect the significant value their essential work provides in communities nationwide. The UFCW urges Congress to pass this bill in order to give SNAP delivery workers the basic labor protections, pay, equipment, and resources they deserve.


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, healthcare, 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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