January 30, 2009


Washington DC—“Today’s formation of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class is a critical step in revitalizing the engine of the American economy. This task force is about ensuring that the issues facing working families are at the top of our nation’s agenda.

“President Obama has made it clear that he truly understands the challenges working families face, that we have to level the economic playing field, and that he is committed to using all of the levers of government to restore and expand our nation’s middle class.

“Working Americans have suffered for far too long under policies that neglected the men and women who are the drivers of economic growth and stability. This Task Force provides workers a welcome place at the table to address the kitchen table issues that millions of families must confront.

“The UFCW, and the millions of families that make up the American middle class, look forward to working closely with the task force to develop and implement policies that can, and will, get America’s economic engine back on track.””