March 12, 2014

Represents food, retail, wholesale, department store workers

The Michigan United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Locals 876 and 951, and the Michigan Joint Council of the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) today endorsed Debbie Dingell for the Democratic nomination for Michigan’s 12th Congressional District.

“Debbie Dingell has spent her public service career fighting for the causes that are important to working families across our state and our nation,” said John Cakmakci, President of Local 951 “Nothing is more important to us than jobs and that is why we are going to work to send her to the halls of Congress where she will make sure our voices are heard on national policies that are important to us.”
With over 58,000 members in Michigan, the UFCW represents workers in a variety of industries including retail food and drug, warehousing, transportation, food processing, manufacturing, and nursing homes. The RWDSU represents over 5000 active and retired workers in similar industries.

“I believe in getting things done and that is why I am running for Congress,” Dingell said. “I want to keep fighting for the issues that have always been my passion including access to health care for women and children, the promise of a higher education for our young people and supporting policies that will protect jobs for our workers. For all of those reasons I am grateful for the support of the food and commercial workers of Michigan.”
Dingell will be honored by the Brownstown Democratic Club tonight at a reception and petition pick-up party from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at UAW Local 3000, 22693 Van Horn Road, Woodhaven. Among the event’s co-hosts are mayors and township supervisors in Western Wayne County, Wayne County elected officials, and by State Senator Glenn Anderson and State Representative Phil Cavanaugh who represent Western Wayne County.