The conference included 15 educational and training sessions on a wide range of topics from nuts and bolts skills like grievance processing to the UFCW Free College Benefit, as well as safety and mental health challenges and solutions in the workplace. Other issues such as retirement planning and our groundbreaking efforts to unionize our state’s growing cannabis industry were also addressed.
Twenty-five provider stations were open where stewards could discuss services available to our members and pick up information to take back to their locations.
Our group was pleased to welcome elected officials to the conference, including Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Lt. Governor John Fetterman, and State Representative Scott Conklin.
“I was gratified at the level of participation,” said President Wendell Young IV. “I was energized by the sheer complexity and growing number of issues and challenges that our team continues to address on behalf of our 35,000 members.”