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Local 791 has a full time political and legislative director who is responsible for a variety of political and legislative functions. Local 791’s Political & Legislative Department is actively engaged in working with elected officials at all levels of government to ensure the right decisions are made on issues that affect the quality of life of our members.  Elected officials make decisions on issues that affect our jobs, wages, working conditions, and our benefits. 

 

The Local 791 Political and Legislative Affairs Department performs the following functions:

  • Develop, coordinate and implement legislative programs at the Local, State & National level.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with with elected officials at all levels of government
  • Maintain a communication network within the Local to inform members on important on legislative and political campaigns.
  • Conduct voter registration drives
  • To further our goals in the political and legislative arena, Local 791 has developed and maintains strong working relationships with various elected officials and the UFCW International Political/Legislative Action Department.
  • Campaign Coordinator -  Federal, State and Local Political Elections
  • Coordinate -  Local 791 Active Ballot Club
  • Manage MA & RI State Political Action Committees

 To further our goals in the political and legislative arena, Local 791 has developed and maintains strong working relationships with the UFCW International Political/Legislative Action Department, various labor organizations and community groups.

 

If you have any questions please contact Peter Derouen, Director of Political & Legislative Affairs at 1-800-535-2752.

 

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Political & Legislative Affairs
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United Food and Commercial Workers Union

Local 791

 

55 Norfolk Avenue

South Easton, MA 02375

 

774-568-0791

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Proudly serving workers in Massachusetts,

Rhode Island and Maine since 1947

Peter Derouen

Director

Political & Legislative Affairs

Office: 774-568-0791 x22

 

E-mail: pderouen@ufcw791.org

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"Increased interest and participation by labor in the affairs of government should make for economic and political stability in the future. Labor has a constitutional and statutory right to participate." 

John L. Lewis

LABOR QUOTE
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The UFCW has released a scorecard for the first session of the 113th Congress that grades members of the House and Senate on a series of bills that impacted workers.

The UFCW is committed to holding elected officials accountable for their actions. To see how members of Congress voted, visit www.ufcwaction.org/scorecard.

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