WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), which represents 1.3 million frontline workers in food and retail, responded to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on several cases this week.
UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement:
“The Supreme Court’s decisions this week needlessly eviscerated sacred rights and liberties of all Americans – especially women – that have stood in place for generations. The rights to privacy, to feel safe in one’s community, and to have control over one’s personal health and safety, should never be rolled back; they should be strengthened and protected.
“While some may wish to portray these decisions and these issues solely through a partisan political lens, all Americans, from all parties, should ask themselves this troubling question – what right and freedom will the Supreme Court take away next?
“Our nation’s highest court should be the ultimate voice of authority that seeks to protect the rights, livelihoods, and safety of hard-working men and women everywhere. Instead, this Supreme Court has chosen to pour gasoline on an already divided and angry nation.
“Now, it is up to our union family and working people everywhere to make their voices heard in the November election if we are going to begin the hard work of restoring the rights and freedoms we deserve and the commonsense in governance we expect.”
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.