Planning ‘listening tour’ visit to St. Louis
Chicago, IL – Marc Perrone, a labor leader who has committed four decades to fighting for hard working families, was elected International President of the 1.3 million member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW).
He succeeds retiring International President Joe Hansen.
Perrone said he planned to spend the coming weeks and months meeting with UFCW members throughout the United States and Canada – including a yet to be scheduled visit to St. Louis – to engage with union members and hear their thoughts and ideas on how the UFCW can grow even stronger.
“The ideas to build a stronger union do not lie within any one individual,” Perrone said. “They lie within all of us. They lie in the collective wisdom and strength of 1.3 million UFCW members who work hard every day to support their families. I want to hear their ideas. I want to hear their vision. I want to hear what we can all do to become an even greater and stronger union for the decades ahead."
Under the UFCW International Executive Board elected former Executive Vice President Pat O’Neill as International Secretary-Treasurer, Esther Lopez as Executive Vice President, and Stuart Appelbaum as Executive Vice President.