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Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Called “A True Champion for Workers” By the UFCW

Last week, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) released their Congressional Scorecard for the 1st Session of the 112th Congress.  Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke received an “A” illustrating her strong advocacy for our nation’s workers reflected through her strong voting record.  UFCW President Joe Hansen commended Congresswoman Clarke for her voting record.


“On behalf of the 1.3 million members of the UFCW, I commend Congresswoman Clarke for standing with working families in 2011.  Receiving an ‘A’ on the UFCW Congressional Scorecard shows her commitment to creating jobs, growing the middle class, and protecting workers’ rights.  In a Congress where an overwhelming majority of members received F’s, Congresswoman Clarke stood out as a true champion of workers.  I look forward to working with her to accomplish even greater things in 2012,” stated UFCW President Joe Hansen.

“I want to thank President Hansen and all the members of UFCW for acknowledging my commitment to ensuring that our nation’s workers are protected and job creation is at the forefront of our congressional agenda.  As we continue to experience a slow recovery out of this economic downturn, it is imperative that this Congress refocus on the number one priority of the American people… job creation,” said Congresswoman Clarke.

Since 1979, The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) has brought together workers from various industries, helping to improve the lives of workers, families, and communities.  They have the largest percentage of members under the age of 35 of any other union.

“As we move forward through the rest of the 112th Congressional Session, I call on my Republican colleagues to let go of the ideological warfare they have waged and focus on bringing legislation to the floor that will create more jobs as well as a stronger work force in this nation.  The American people deserve nothing less than a commitment to ensuring that everyone has access to live out the American Dream,” stated Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke.