January 7, 2016

UFCW Members Weigh in on What Issues They Want Addressed in Pres. Obama’s Final SOTU


via whitehouse.gov

President Obama’s final State of the Union is Tuesday evening. We asked you what issues you want addressed, or what you’d like to hear President Obama mention in the #SOTU16. Here’s what you said:

Rebuilding the Middle Class:

“How is the middle class going to get back to being middle and not lower?”

“Income inequality. Wall Street and banks are destroying the economy except for themselves. Homelessness. Immigration. People need to care.”


“That he is going to VETO TPP!”

“Fair trade. Stop the TPP #SOTU16”


“Making sure we keep Obamacare”


Student Debt:

“Student loan crisis for the older millennials–out of college for nearly a decade and crushed by debt.”

Raising the Minimum Wage:

“Wage increase across the board. People are getting screwed!!”

“$15/hr for ALL working people”

Paid Sick and Family Leave:

“Sick pay for all workers”


Many of you also noted that you want to hear about immigration, the cost of childcare, gun control, and counter-terrorism.


Here’s more of what some of our UFCW family is concerned about:

“1) Something that will lay the groundwork for future economic reforms 2) Something condemning Citizens United 3) Pride in his recent stances on gun control & environmental issues 4) A recap of his many accomplishments while in office 5)thanks or recognition to his base because we stand strong while taking a thrashing from the right wing everyday. We deserve to be proud of our President!”

“TPP; paid family leave and childcare costs; gun control”

“Break up the banks; labor law reform; minimum wage; student debt; expand Social Security”

“What can the economy look forward to in 2016 for pay wages and employment opportunities and help going back to school whether it’s an high school education or going to or returning to college”

Tune in Tuesday night to hear President Obama’s #SOTU16. We hope to hear aout comprehensive plans for all of these issues and more, as we continue to fight to make our union stronger.