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John Briley
Post Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:37 pm

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https://www.facebook.com/ufcwwomensnetwork/photos/rpp.129305997113384/2242589755784987/?type=3&theater

UFCW Women's Network
Like This Page · April 3 ·

Congratulations to United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Secretary-Treasurer Esther Lopez on her retirement! Esther's dedication to improving the lives of UFCW members has been an inspiration to so many. Thank you for all of the support you've given the Women's Network! You will be missed, Esther! #1u #ufcwwomen


Based on the above most recent UFCW Women’s Network Facebook post, it appears that UFCW I.U. Secretary Treasurer Esther Lopez will be retiring in the near future? Which raises a very important question, who will replace Esther Lopez?

As of Friday, April 5, 2019, 4:40 p.m. California time, our UFCW I.U. hasn’t posted anything on their “Press” website link re: this issue. Their most recent post is:

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http://www.ufcw.org/press/

MARCH 7, 2019

UFCW Calls for Congressional Action to Solve Multiemployer Pension Crisis



You can review our UFCW I.U. “current” Leadership here:

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http://www.ufcw.org/about/

UFCW International Elected Leaders



For the record:

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http://www.ufcw.org/2016/02/03/ufcw-names-esther-lopez-new-international-secretary-treasurer/

FEBRUARY 3, 2016

UFCW Names Esther López New International Secretary-Treasurer

UFCW President Perrone Highlights Historic Announcement as Part of UFCW’s Commitment to Building a Diverse and Strong Union Family

PHOENIX, AZ — Today, the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Executive Board elected Esther López as the new International Secretary-Treasurer. The historic announcement reflects the commitment by the UFCW, as the largest private sector union with 1.3 million members, to building a diverse and strong union family.

Esther López is a leading champion of hard-working men and women, and has worked tirelessly for decades on behalf of immigrants and all families seeking a better life. López has helped lead the UFCW’s groundbreaking outreach effort to the Latino and immigrant communities, and is recognized as a national leader in the areas of immigration reform, as well as civil, human, and labor rights.

“To become a better and stronger union family, I have been absolutely committed to building a diverse and inclusive union. It is why I’m so proud to announce that the UFCW International Executive Board elected Esther López as our union family’s new International Secretary-Treasurer. Esther is a tireless advocate for the rights of all hard-working men and women. Esther believes, as I do, that our nation’s diversity is our strength, that we must grow our union family, and that by working together we will provide a better life to all our incredible members,” said Marc Perrone, International President of the United Food & Commercial Workers Union.

In accepting her position, López said:

“I am truly honored to be elected as the International Secretary-Treasurer. This union and our members are my family. Doing everything I can to improve the lives of hard-working families, and provide them with the better life they’ve earned, has been my life’s mission. It is why the UFCW’s commitment to building a stronger and more diverse union family is so important. It inspires me to never stop fighting to better the lives of our members, and those who deserve to be our members. Under Marc’s leadership, and as part of this incredible UFCW team, I’m more optimistic than ever about the future of our great union family.”
Throughout her career, López has been a champion of the rights of all workers – regardless of where they come from or where they were born. To help provide hope to immigrant workers, López launched a groundbreaking program to ensure eligible UFCW members were first in line to apply for citizenship. Prior to that, she spearheaded the Union Citizenship Action Network, also known as UCAN, to help UFCW members become naturalized and get on the path to citizenship. López was the lead staff person on the UFCW Commission on ICE Enforcement that highlighted civil rights abuses in the 2006 Swift raids. All along, López has never lost focus on the broader goal of giving aspiring Americans the chance to become citizens and ensuring all workers and their families are protected from exploitation.

López began with the UFCW in November 2006 when she was hired as Director of the Civil Rights and Community Action Department. In that role, she has helped put the UFCW on the front lines of the most crucial civil rights battles of our time—fighting back against voter suppression, working to end exploitation of refugees from countries like Burma, Sudan and Somalia, creating more opportunities for women, and expanding LGBT equality.

Prior to her career at the UFCW, López played an active role in improving labor conditions within the state of Illinois, serving as Deputy Chief of Staff for Labor, as well as in the governor’s cabinet as Director of the Illinois Department of Labor.


@ President Perrone, you and the International Executive Board will be replacing Esther Lopez with another UFCW woman, right?
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John Briley
Post Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:59 pm

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NPR

'We Don't Have Enough Women In Power': Notre Dame Coach Muffet McGraw Goes Viral

April 6, 2019

JAMES DOUBEK

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/06/710539614/we-don-t-have-enough-women-in-power-notre-dame-coach-muffet-mcgraw-goes-viral



Let’s examine the men in power vs. the women in power within our own UFCW International Union!
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John Briley
Post Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:34 pm

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@ President Perrone, you and the International Executive Board will be replacing Esther Lopez with another UFCW woman, right?


Nope!!

It appears President Perrone and our UFCW I.U. Executive Board went with this guy as our “new” UFCW I.U. Secretary Treasurer?

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http://www.ufcw.org/about/our-structure/leadership/

http://www.ufcw.org/team/shaun-barclay-executive-vice-president/

UFCW Executive Vice President Shaun Barclay has been a member of UFCW for 47 years, serving as shop steward for 7 years, rank and file bargaining committee and strike captain.

He has been a full-time representative for more than 35 years serving as organizer, local union president, executive assistant to the director of organizing, and Region Director representing 278,000 members in the 10 Western states stretching from Alaska to Mexico to the Rockies. Shaun is now leading the UFCW’s national growth efforts as Director of Organizing, a position he assumed early in 2015.

Under his leadership, the Arizona local union became the largest private sector union in the state, growing from 6,000 to 12,000 members. Barclay led a drive that successfully organized 56 non-union stores in less than two years.

While serving as Director of Region 5 in Texas, his staff organized the first Wal-Mart meat department in the United States in Jacksonville, Texas.

Barclay’s father is a retired member of the United Auto Workers and his mother was a
retired member of the American Federation of Teachers in Kansas City, MO.


Now the question is who will President Perrone and the UFCW I.U. Executive Board select to fill Barclay’s former position?
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John Briley
Post Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:23 am

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Shaun Barclay
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=20Ya5G9YlHE

Let us not forget!
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John Briley
Post Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:27 pm

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https://olms.dol-esa.gov/query/getOrgQry.do

2018 (Sample Portion Only)

Form LM-2 (Revised 2010)
SCHEDULE 11 - ALL OFFICERS AND DISBURSEMENTS TO OFFICERS
FILE NUMBER: 000-056


1. ABONDOLO , RICHARD
Non-Dir Intl VP

2. APPELBAUM , STUART H
Exec VP/President RWDSU

3. BARCLAY , WARREN S
Int'l Vice Pres/Org Dir

4. BUONAUGURIO , MARIA
Non-Dir Intl VP

5. CHORPENNING, II , JOSEPH M
Non-Dir Intl VP

6. CLARKE , THOMAS P
Int'l Vice President

7. CONGER , GREG M
Non-Dir Intl VP

8. COOK , DAVID A
Non-Dir Intl VP

9. CORDOVA , KIM C
Non-Dir Intl VP

10. CROSBY , TODD S
Non-Dir Intl VP

11. CYPHERS , FRANK S
Int'l Vice President

12. DERISO , FRANK C
Non-Dir Intl VP

13. DURSO , JOHN
Non-Dir Intl VP

14. EIDEN , JOHN R
Non-Dir Intl VP

15. FEDERICI , MARK P
Non-Dir Intl VP

16. FILATO , ANTONIO
Non-Dir Intl VP

17. GRANT , JOHN M
Non-Dir Intl VP

18. HAGGERTY , MICHAEL S
Non-Dir Intl VP

19.HALL, JR. , CHARLES N
Non-Dir Intl VP

20. HANLEY , WAYNE E
Non-Dir Intl VP

21. HODGE , SUZANNE
Non-Dir Intl VP

22. HOPKINS , WILLIAM H
Non-Dir Intl VP

23. JONES , MILTON L
Int'l VP/Dir Natl Barg

24. KASPARIAN , MICHAEL A
Non-Dir Intl VP

25. LAMBERT , REGINA M
Int'l Vice President

26. LAURITSEN , MARK D
Int'l Vice President

27. LOMAX , DONALD S
Non-Dir Intl VP

28. LOPEZ , ESTHER R
Int'l Secy-Treasurer

29. LOVEALL , JACQUES S
Non-Dir Intl VP

30. MCLAUGHLIN , JAMES J
Non-Dir Intl VP

31. MEINEMA , PAUL R
Exec VP/Nat'l President

32. NICCOLLAI , JOHN T
Non-Dir Intl VP

33. O'HALLORAN , DOUG G
Non-Dir Intl VP

34. ORLANDO , GEORGE J
Int'l Vice President

35. OYEFESO , ADEMOLA O
Int'l Vice Pres/Director

36. PERRONE , ANTHONY M
International President

37. PLUMB , LAWRENCE G
Int'l Vice President

38. POWELL , STEVEN M
Non-Dir Intl VP

39. POWELL , RONALD E
Non-Dir Intl VP

40. QUICKEL , RANDY A
Non-Dir Intl VP

41. RAMIREZ , LETICIA
Int'l Vice President

42. RENNE , FIORIGI
Non-Dir Intl VP

43. RODRIGUEZ , JOHN
Non-Dir Intl VP

44. ROSAS , MARTIN C
Non-Dir Intl VP

45. SHEPPARD, JR. , LEON E
Non-Dir Intl VP

46. THOMSON , EDWARD D
Int'l Vice President

47. VINCENT JR. , ALVIN
Int'l Vice President

48. WERNER , LORI A
Int'l Vice President

49. WHILLE , HARVEY L
Non-Dir Intl VP

50. WHITAKER , JOHN A
Non-Dir Intl VP

51. WILKINSON , THOMAS A
Non-Dir Intl VP

52. WILLIAMS , ROBIN P
Int'l Vice President

53. WILLIAMSON , KEVIN E
Int'l VP/Dir Natl Barg

54. WURM JR , JACK C
Non-Dir Intl VP

55. YOUNG , DAVID T
Int'l Vice President

56. YOUNG, IV , WENDELL W
Non-Dir Intl VP

Do the math......

How many UFCW Women hold positions of Leadership within our UFCW International Union Leadership?

Not hardly enough!!
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John Briley
Post Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:11 pm

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UFCW International Elected Leaders

Well it appears that the UFCW I.U. has “officially” made the announcement via their website as to their most recent promotions within the UFCW I.U. Executive Committee..

http://www.ufcw.org/about/

http://www.ufcw.org/team/marc-perrone-international-president/

**Anthony “Marc” Perrone**

**International President**

Marc began his career working part-time in a grocery store as a teenager, and through decades of service, working hard to better the lives of fellow members of our union family, was elected International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

His election to UFCW International President in 2014, following a decade of service as the UFCW’s Secretary-Treasurer, is the capstone of a lifelong career in the service of hard-working families. Now at the helm of one of the country’s most diverse and dynamic labor unions, Marc’s bold leadership and vision is defining a new direction for the UFCW that remains committed to the values the UFCW will always stand for.

At the heart of Marc’s philosophy is his fundamental belief that our members are the strength of our union family and that we are stronger when we stand together. To better the lives of others, we must be willing to think differently and champion the issues that matter most to our members.

Marc brings more than four decades of experience to his position. He joined the Retail Clerks – which later became the UFCW – in 1971 while working as a part-time clerk at Weingarten’s food store in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He learned firsthand the power we have to negotiate better lives when we stand together. Marc honed his union organizing skills while working on campaigns across the country on behalf of diverse workers who had earned a better life and deserved someone to fight for them.

Marc has served in many leadership capacities within the UFCW. He was elected to the UFCW International Union Executive Committee in February 2000 and elected Secretary-Treasurer in 2004.

As Secretary-Treasurer, Marc knew as our union’s financial strength grows, so does our strength at the bargaining table. Under his guidance, the UFCW streamlined finances to transition to a union with a renewed focus on organizing and enabled the UFCW’s collective bargaining and political programs to transform the lives of working people. He was also responsible for the stewardship of the pension funds that will enable UFCW members to live out their retirement years in security and with dignity.

http://www.ufcw.org/team/shaun/

**Shaun Barclay**

**International Secretary-Treasurer**

UFCW International Secretary-Treasurer Shaun Barclay has been a member of the UFCW for over 50 years. He joined the UFCW while employed at Safeway in Kansas City.

His background includes service as a full-time representative for over 40 years for the UFCW as a shop steward, rank and file bargaining committee member, strike captain, organizer, local union president, and Region Director, representing 278,000 members in the 10 Western states stretching from Alaska to Mexico to the Rockies.

Under his leadership as president of the Arizona local union, it became the largest private sector union in the state, growing from 6,000 to 12,000 members. His staff led a drive that successfully organized 56 nonunion stores in less than two years. While serving as Director of Region 5 in Texas, his staff organized the first Walmart meat department in the country in Jacksonville, Texas.

In 2015, Barclay was promoted to Director of Organizing. In that position, he led the UFCW’s national growth efforts. In April 2019, he was elected to serve as Secretary-Treasurer.

Barclay’s father was a retired member of the United Auto Workers and his mother was a retired member of the American Federation of Teachers in Kansas City, Mo.

http://www.ufcw.org/team/milton/

**Milton Jones**
**Executive Vice President**

Milton Jones has been a labor activist for 40 years and has served at the UFCW International in various capacities for 29 years.

He began his career at Kroger in Florence, Ala., where he worked as courtesy clerk, and became member of Local 1557 in Nashville, Tenn., (now Local 1995) in 1978. After graduating from high school, he served in the U.S. Navy for four years before returning to Kroger. In 1986, he became a steward after transferring to the Kroger store in Nashville and served as a VOC (now a SPUR).

In 1990, he joined the UFCW International in Atlanta, Ga., where he worked as an organizer, general organizer and International Representative. He worked his way up the ranks and was promoted to Assistant to the Director and Collective Bargaining Representative.

In the last 15 years, he has served as Executive Assistant to the Regional Director of Region 2 in Philadelphia; Assistant and Executive Assistant to the International Organizing Director; and Executive Assistant to the International Collective Bargaining Director in Washington, D.C.

In February 2015, he was promoted to Director of Region 5 Southern and elected International Vice President. In June 2018, he was promoted to Director of National Bargaining. In April 2019, he was elected Executive Vice President.

http://www.ufcw.org/team/stuart-appelbaum-rwdsu/

**Stuart Appelbaum**
**Executive Vice President**
**President, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU/UFCW)**

UFCW Executive Vice President Stuart Appelbaum first became involved in the labor movement because he believed that the best way to end injustice is by organizing people for change.

As President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), he has been a transformative labor leader and improved the lives of thousands of workers across the country.

Appelbaum ascended to the presidency of the RWDSU/UFCW in May of 1998 and has been reelected four times since then by the members of the union.

During that time, the union has secured contracts for retail workers and other workers that have raised industry standards for scheduling, wages, benefits, and a variety of job protections.

Appelbaum is known for championing new models of organizing, and has given a strong union voice to many of the most vulnerable workers in the United States.

He has greatly increased the influence of the RWDSU/UFCW and UFCW as forces for economic justice and social progress, forging deep alliances with the progressive movement, the civil rights movement, the immigrant rights movement, the faith community, and the LGBT movement.

In 2010, Appelbaum oversaw the successful strike at Mott’s Applesauce in upstate New York, a strike that generated national attention for the RWDSU/UFCW and led to a strong new contract with wage hikes and benefit increases for more than 300 RWDSU/UFCW members who are Mott’s workers.

To bridge the gap between union and nonunion retail, Appelbaum launched the Retail Action Project (RAP), a member-based organization with the mission of building worker power through collective action, elevating industry standards, and promoting family-sustaining jobs.

Under Appelbaum’s leadership, the RWDSU/UFCW has also successfully pushed the New York City Council to pass the strongest municipal living wage law in the country, and secured numerous contracts for car wash workers, setting a new precedent for a previously unorganized workforce.

Appelbaum has been a leading national critic of Walmart’s harmful business model and mistreatment of workers, and has defeated Walmart’s numerous efforts in recent years to enter New York City, the largest and most coveted retail market in the United States.

A strong believer in the importance of political action and engagement, Appelbaum has turned the RWDSU/UFCW’s electoral endorsement into a must-have for many Democrats in competitive races.

Appelbaum is an active member of the Democratic National Committee, serving on its Executive Committee, and as Vice Chair of the DNC Labor Council. Appelbaum has been elected a delegate to every Democratic National Convention since 1992. In 2008, he served as a member of the Electoral College as an Obama elector from New York.

Appelbaum is a Vice President of the national AFL-CIO and a member of the Federation’s Executive Council.

He is also the President of the Jewish Labor Committee (JLC), the voice of the Jewish community in the labor movement and the voice of the labor movement in the Jewish community, and Senior Advisor to the UFCW’s LGBT constituency group OUTreach.

Appelbaum is, in addition, an officer of two global union federations: IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations) and UNI (Union Network International).

Before joining the RWDSU/UFCW, he worked for the Michigan State AFL-CIO.

Prior to that, he served as Chief House Counsel of the DNC, and as Executive Assistant to the Connecticut Secretary of the State.

Appelbaum graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, and summa cum laude from Brandeis University, where he was named a Louis Dembitz Brandeis Scholar and was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

He is a member of the bar of Connecticut.

http://www.ufcw.org/team/paul-meinema-ufcw-canada/

**Paul Meinema**
**National President, UFCW Canada**
**Executive Vice President, UFCW International**

Paul R. Meinema is the National President of UFCW Canada — the country’s leading and most progressive private-sector union with more than 250,000 members from coast to coast. Paul is also Executive Vice President, UFCW International and a member of the UFCW International Executive Committee.

Paul’s dedication to UFCW spans four decades, going back to the early 1980s when he first volunteered to serve his co-workers as a shop steward while working on the floor at the Fletcher’s meat processing plant in Red Deer, Alberta. Over the next six years, he also served as a member of various workplace committees, as well as a community labour rights activist.

In 1990, Paul was hired as a local union staff representative at UFCW Canada Local 1118, and was part of the team that successfully organized the Cargill packing plant in High River, Alberta. A year later, in 1991 he joined the UFCW Canada national office with responsibilities as an organizer and International Representative for Atlantic Canada.

In 1995, Paul returned to Western Canada as an International Representative assigned to Saskatchewan. In 2002, he was elected as President of UFCW Canada Local 1400 — the largest private-sector union local in the province.

In 2009, Paul R. Meinema moved from his Local 1400 presidency to join the UFCW Canada national leadership team as Executive Assistant to the National President. In 2013, Paul R. Meinema was elected UFCW Canada National President, and UFCW International Executive Vice President.

In addition to his role as UFCW Canada National President and UFCW International Executive Vice President, Paul also serves as a trustee of the UFCW Saskatchewan Dental Plan; as Canadian Sector Representative on the Board of Directors of the International Foundation of Benefits; and as a trustee of various UFCW Canada benefit and pension plans.
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