LANDOVER, Md. (June 1, 2022) – Today, the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union announced endorsements for the 2022 elections in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
UFCW Local 400 is one of the largest private sector labor unions in the region. In Prince George’s County alone, the union has approximately 4,800 active members working predominantly in Safeway and Giant Food grocery stores. UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO represents approximately 900 union members in the county working predominantly in public service.
“With so many essential workers in Prince George’s, we need candidates who understand that you can’t call our union members ‘essential’ and then treat them like they’re disposable,” said UFCW Local 400 President Mark Federici. “Every one of these candidates has had our members’ backs, and we’re proud to give them our support.”
“In today’s economy, it is imperative that our elected leaders fight for what’s best for working families,” said Gino Renne, president of Local 1994 MCGEO. “We need advocates in the halls of government who not only understand the struggles we’re all facing but will also do the right thing on our behalf. Our endorsed candidates have shown a commitment to safeguarding working families.”
Both unions, along with UFCW Local 27 based in Baltimore, also announced joint endorsements in Maryland statewide races earlier today.
Prince George’s County Endorsements
|Prince George’s County Executive||Angela D. Alsobrooks|
|Prince George’s County State’s Attorney||Aisha Braveboy|
|Prince George’s County Council|
|District 1||Tom Dernoga|
|District 2||Wanika Fisher|
|District 3||Eric Olson|
|District 4||Ingrid Harrison|
|District 5||Jolene Ivey|
|District 6||Wala Blegay|
|District 7||Krystal Oriadha|
|District 8||Edward Burroughs III|
|District 9||No Recommendation|
United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 400 is led by President Mark Federici and represents 35,000 members working in the grocery, retail, health care, food processing, service and other industries in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. www.ufcw400.org
UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO is a union representing approximately 9,000 workers in Maryland, primarily in public service. www.mcgeo.org