The holiday season gives us all an opportunity to thank the people we value in our lives.
Which is why I want to say – thank you!
You and 1.3 million UFCW members make a real difference in the lives of so many.
In fact, I would say that nobody works harder throughout the holiday season than you and our members.
Your hard work makes the holidays happen for tens of millions of America’s families, and that is something we should all be proud of.
Which is why I would like to share this special video that I hope captures the sincere thanks I wish I could deliver in person.
So for all of the late nights and long days in the many weeks ahead – thank you.
Thank you for standing together to help give our members and their families the opportunity to earn a better life.
Thank you for your service and expertise you provide to millions of customers we serve every day.
And, may you and your loved ones have a safe Thanksgiving and happy holiday season.
United Food & Commercial Workers International President
This past weekend the UFCW States Council staff traveled to Las Vegas with 150 UFCW members from California and Arizona and work on the Hillary Clinton campaign. It was inspiring to see and hear from Vice President Joe Biden and US Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto. Each of these political leaders spoke from the heart and talk about the important role that unions play in our democracy and gave appreciation to the role union members play on the front lines of protecting the democratic process. After all the speeches, it was time to get to work and UFCW members were not out in Vegas for a party but to talk to voters. In the two days that we were there, we were able to knock over 5,000 doors and talk to so many people on why their vote matters and help inform them where and when they can vote.
We were tired by the end of the weekend, but we also knew that our work was worth it. On November 8th when the US elects the first female president in the 240-year history of the country, UFCW members should take pride in the fact they played a big role in this historic moment.
Jim Araby, Executive Director
UFCW Western States Council
The United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council is the regional coordinating body of 11 UFCW local unions representing over 200,000 workers in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. The Council is a part of the 1.2 million member strong UFCW International Union. UFCW Members are standing together to improve the lives of workers, families and communities.