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United Food and Commercial Workers Union
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President:Joseph T. Hansen
Year created:1979
Website:http://www.ufcw.org/
The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) is a labor union created in 1979 dedicated to changing workplaces and communities so that all workers have a chance to reach the American dream. UFCW has over 1.3 million members in the United States and Canada working primarily in grocery and retail stores, and food processing and meat packing industries.[1]

History

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[3]

In 1996, the International Chemical Workers Union continued the merger trend, followed by the Canadian Union of Restaurant and Related Employees in 1997.[3]

Textile Processors, Service Trades, Healthcare, Professional and Technical Employees International Union joined the UCFW in 1999.[3]

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."[3]

Leadership

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.[4]

Measures

2014 elections

Endorsed candidates

UFCW Locals have endorsed the following candidates in the 2014 election:[5]

2012 elections

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.[6]

Expenditures

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[7]
Candidate Party State Office Total Desired Result
Ron Barber Democratic Party AZ House of Representatives $20,000
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Janice Hahn Democratic Party CA House of Representatives $20,000
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Bob Casey Democratic Party PA Senate $18,674
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Pete Gallego Democratic Party TX House of Representatives $15,000
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Kyrsten Sinema Democratic Party AZ House of Representatives $15,000
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Lois Capps Democratic Party CA House of Representatives $13,5000
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Kathleen Hochul Democratic Party NY House of Representatives $13,500
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Emanuel Cleaver Democratic Party MO House of Representatives $12,500
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John Garamendi Democratic Party CA House of Representatives $12,500
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Tim Kaine Democratic Party VA Senate $12,500
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