On June 14, RWDSU/UFCW President Stuart Appelbaum was elected Global President of UNI Commerce, the global union for the retail and wholesale industry. Appelbaum was elected to this position at the UNI Conference in Berlin, Germany, and will serve for a four-year term. UNI Commerce represents more than 4 million workers in 160 unions around the world.
“I want to thank the delegates to the UNI Commerce Global Conference, which met in Berlin this week, for electing me to a four-year term as president,” said Appelbaum. “At this critical time, we must bring working people together across their differences. We must help them understand their common interests. And we must stand ready to fight and organize as a globally unified labor movement. I am proud to bring together our 160 unions that represent 4 million workers as we work to build the movement that will deliver.”