Former UFCW International Vice President Beth Shulman succumbed to her battle with brain cancer on February 5, in Washington, DC. She was 60.
Shulman led an accomplished life.
For many, she will be remembered as the renowned author, policy analyst, speaker, and commentator who made raising the standards of living for workers across America the cause of her life.
We at UFCW remember the friend, colleague, mother, daughter, and wife.
A native of Los Angeles, Calif., Shulman began her career with UFCW in 1976 as Assistant General Counsel. She later served as the Executive Assistant to the Director of UFCW Central Region.
From 1987 to 2000, Shulman was a UFCW International Vice President, Executive Board Member, and Director of the Health Care, Insurance, Finance, and Professional Employees Division.
From 2000, when she retired from UFCW International, Shulman worked as a consultant, and co-chaired the Fairness Initiative on Low-Wage Work, a project to increase public awareness about the problems of low-wage work and the need for policy change to improve low-wage jobs.
She was also the author of The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Fail Thirty Million Americans and their Families.
Shulman is survived by her husband and son from Washington, DC, and her mother from Los Angeles.