For Immediate Release
November 22, 2017
Contact: Mike Roth, 916-444-7170
Sacramento, CA – The United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council today announced its endorsement of Asm. Tony Thurmond in the 2018 race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. UFCW Western States Council represents 200,000 workers in grocery, retail, drug stores, food processing, and the emerging cannabis industry, among other sectors.
UFCW Western States Council Executive Director Jim Araby said:
“UFCW members enthusiastically support Tony Thurmond as California’s next schools chief. In the State Assembly, Tony has emerged as a champion on issues that affect working people and our families, from investing in child care and afterschool programs to expanding college access.
“With a role encompassing K-12 education policy and curriculum, early education initiatives, and governance of California’s higher education systems, the Superintendent is in a pivotal position to equip workers for success through training and education. At the same time, UFCW members look forward to working with Tony Thurmond to strengthen our schools and open doors of opportunity to our children.”