UFCW 876 President Announces Endorsement of Michigan Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Schauer

Jan 27, 2014, 12:28 ET from United Food and Commercial Workers Local 876

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 876 has announced its endorsement of Michigan's gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer, who is committed to restoring and rebuilding our most basic asset, its citizenry.

"Governor Rick Snyder has allowed an unprecedented amount of damaging legislation to destroy necessary and important safeguards for our retirees, children and workers," Roger Robinson, UFCW 876 president said. "Schauer's candidacy is an opportunity to rebuild and restore this now compromised infrastructure through a more balanced legislative process to provide Michigan citizens with the protections needed for a strong economy."

UFCW 876, along with the 123,000 members of Michigan's labor community, will remain committed protecting working families through its continuous efforts of support in maintaining the hard-earned protections generations of laborers have fought for.

UFCW 876 is a progressive partner in building strong, healthy communities through solid wages, meaningful benefits and the means to a decent retirement through the protections of a union contract. Representing nearly 18,000 members in Michigan and 1.2 million members nationwide, UFCW is the largest private sector union in the country with members working in retail, grocery, meatpacking, and pharmaceutical, healthcare and automotive.

SOURCE United Food and Commercial Workers Local 876