UFCW International President Joe Hansen has been elected the new Chair of the Change to Win (CtW).
The CtW involves 5.5 million workers and union members in the United States who are fully united to building a new movement of working people equipped to meet the challenges of the global economy and restore the North American Dream in the 21st century: a paycheck that can support a family, affordable health care, a secure retirement and dignity on the job.
CtW unions – the UFCW, SEIU, the Teamsters and Farm Workers – represent millions of private-sector unionized workforces. Change to Win members work in the fastest growing industries in the country in service-sector jobs, including transportation, health care, food production and retail, among others.
“Change to Win is focused on ensuring that workers in the various service sectors have jobs with wages and benefits that can support a family,” says International President Hansen. “If these jobs are vital to the North American economy, then service sector jobs should come with middle class wages and benefits.
“We know that a stronger labor movement is essential to the rebuilding the middle class and that will be the primary focus of our work at Change to Win.
"We will continue our strategic work building strength for workers in our core industries.”
For more on the Change to Win, go to www.changetowin.org.
Vol. X No. 42 • October 25, 2010