UFCW 876 President Supports New Michigan Democratic Party Chair

Feb 26, 2013, 08:53 ET from United Food and Commercial Workers Local 876

Commits Support to New Administration

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UFCW 876 President Roger Robinson has placed his support behind the new Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson and the future efforts of his administration.

"We certainly appreciate the 18 years of hard work Mark Brewer made on behalf of Michigan's working families, and we wish him well in his future endeavors," Roger Robinson, UFCW 876 president said. "We are hopeful Johnson's administration uses this opportunity to enact much-needed changes in moving this party forward through legislative gains and progressive programming."

Robinson said he looks forward to working with Johnson in uniting the Democratic Party to prepare for a battle that will restore economic strength to the working families in Michigan.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 876, is a progressive labor union representing workers across Michigan in a variety of industries including grocery, retail, food processing & packaging, healthcare, retail pharmacy, automotive supply, and cosmetology & hair care, who work at employers like The Kroger Company, Hiller's, Hollywood Markets, and Rite Aid.  There are over 42,000 UFCW members in Michigan and over 1.3 million UFCW members nationwide.

SOURCE United Food and Commercial Workers Local 876