On Nov. 19, the UFCW applauded the House passage of the Build Back Better Act. Our union also urged the Senate to quickly pass the bill and send it to President Biden’s desk for his signature to help deliver this historic investment in American workers and families.
“Today’s House passage of the Build Back Better Act sends a clear message that Congress is stepping up to invest in America’s essential workers and their families,” said UFCW International President Marc Perrone in a statement. “Frontline workers in grocery stores and meatpacking plants have faced some of the highest COVID risks throughout the pandemic as they stepped up to keep our food supply chain strong when we needed it most. The passage of this bill honors the incredible sacrifices and service of these workers and their families.”
“I commend Speaker Pelosi for her steadfast leadership and all the members of the House who voted for working people today,” Perrone added. “With action to make child care more affordable, provide paid family leave, support union organizing, expand health coverage, and increase access to education and training for good jobs, the Build Back Better Act is putting money back in the pockets of hard-working Americans and finally making sure that corporations pay their fair share. America’s middle class was built by unions and the hard-working men and women who have been keeping our country strong throughout the pandemic. On behalf of the essential workers the UFCW represents, I urge Leader Schumer and the Senate to quickly pass the Build Back Better Act to invest in American workers and families as our economy continues to recover. The Senate must act now so that millions of workers and families can get the critical support they need.”