On Feb. 7, the UFCW issued a response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address.
“Over the past few years, UFCW members across the country in grocery stores, meatpacking plants, and other essential industries have secured historic raises and badly needed workplace protections thanks, in part, to the work of the Biden Administration which prioritized the needs of America’s essential workers,” said UFCW International President Marc Perrone in a statement.
“However, there is still more to be done,” Perrone added. “Passing a worker friendly Farm Bill, lowering health care costs, passing the PRO Act to strengthen the right to organize, and holding corporate employers accountable would go a long way towards building a fairer and more just economy that benefits all hard-working families. As America’s largest private sector union of essential workers, we look forward to continuing to work with President Biden and Congress on initiatives that will strengthen and improve the state of our union, while protecting the livelihoods of America’s workers now and in the years ahead.”