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UFCW Statement on Tom Perez being Elected DNC Chair

February 25, 2017 Updated: August 24, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marc Perrone, President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, the largest private sector union in the nation, released the following statement after Secretary Tom Perez was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). UFCW was the first union to endorse Perez in December 2016.

“Tom Perez’s victory is one that will benefit all hard-working families across America who seek a better life. His progressive values and bold, effective leadership are exactly what our democracy needs to move forward and get stronger.

“The reality is that the Democratic Party needs to reconnect with and mobilize millions of voters. They also need a stronger party infrastructure and a more effective message that makes clear their progressive values reflect the best of America’s values. Tom’s win is a win for all of us who believe we can and must build an even better democratic system.”


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


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