WASHINGTON, D.C. – Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), issued the following statement regarding the Farm Bill (H.R. 2) passing the U.S. Senate.
“We support this Farm Bill and are encouraged by the Senate’s ability to place this bill above partisanship where it belongs.
“This is a vital piece of legislation that creates good jobs for hundreds of thousands of American families.
“As this moves to conference, we urge all participants to follow the Senate’s example and work in good faith together to forge a compromise that puts what’s best for hard-working communities above all else.”
The UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.3 million professionals and their families in grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries.
Our members help put food on our nation’s tables and serve customers in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at www.ufcw.org.