United Food and Commercial Workers Union
|United Food and Commercial Workers Union|
|President:||Joseph T. Hansen|
The United Food and Commercial Workers Union formed on August 8, 1979, as a result of the merger of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workers of North America and the Retail Clerks International Union.
In 1980, the Barbers, Beauticians, and Allied Industries union merged with the UFCW, and in 1983, the Insurance Workers International Union joined the UFCW as well.
In 1994, the United Garment Workers of America merged with the UCFW, and in 1995, the Textile Workers of America and the Distillery, Wine and Allied Workers International followed suit.
In 1996, the International Chemical Workers Union continued the merger trend, followed by the Canadian Union of Restaurant and Related Employees in 1997.
Textile Processors, Service Trades, Healthcare, Professional and Technical Employees International Union joined the UCFW in 1999.
In 2005, the UCFW and six other unions formed a coalition called Change to Win in an effort to "raise living and working standards in core industries."
The UFCW is led by International President Joseph Hansen, three Executive Vice-Presidents-- William McDonough, Patrick O'Neill, and Wayne Hanley-- and a Secretary-Treasurer, Anthony Perrone.
UFCW Locals have endorsed the following candidates in the 2014 election:
The United Food and Commercial Workers Union spent $1,337,155 in the 2012 elections: $707,690 for Democratic candidates, $240,000 against Democratic candidates, $0 for Republican candidates, and $288,991 against Republican candidates.
The following table lists the top 10 expenditures on candidates made by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union in 2012. For a full list of endorsed candidates, click here
|Top 10 largest United Food and Commercial Workers Union expenditures in 2012|
|Ron Barber||AZ||House of Representatives||$20,000|
|Janice Hahn||CA||House of Representatives||$20,000|
|Pete Gallego||TX||House of Representatives||$15,000|
|Kyrsten Sinema||AZ||House of Representatives||$15,000|
|Lois Capps||CA||House of Representatives||$13,5000|
|Kathleen Hochul||NY||House of Representatives||$13,500|
|Emanuel Cleaver||MO||House of Representatives||$12,500|
|John Garamendi||CA||House of Representatives||$12,500|
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- United Food and Commercial Workers Union, "About UFCW," accessed March 12, 2011
- People's World, "Today in History: UCFW formed," accessed December 4, 2013
- UCFW History, "Timeline," accessed December 4, 2013
- United Food and Commercial Workers Union, "UFCW Leaderes," accessed December 4, 2013
- UFCW Action, "Elections," accessed December 4, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "UFCW Outside Spending," access December 4, 2013
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