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UFCW President Hansen Statement in Support of Making Union Organizing a Civil Right

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), today released the following statement regarding the Employee Empowerment Act. “Martin Luther King, Jr. referred to organized labor as the ‘principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress.’ He believed, as we do, that union […]

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Hansen: President Obama Should Go Big on Immigration Reform

Hansen: President Obama Should Go Big on Immigration Reform

On Monday, President Obama went big by signing a loophole-free executive order to protect employees of federal contractors and the federal government from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In the face of inaction by Congress, he demonstrated the will and authority to use his executive powers to help solve our nation’s […]

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UFCW President Hansen Statement on Schedules That Work Act

UFCW President Hansen Statement on Schedules That Work Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), today released the following statement regarding introduction of the Schedules That Work Act. “If you ask a worker in the retail industry what improvements can be made to their job, the response is likely to include scheduling. Fair, […]

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