UFCW Local 75-Endorsed Candidates Win in 2013!

UFCW Local 75 is the largest private sector union in our region; although we are a private sector union, politics and legislation has a significant impact on our ability to bargain strong contracts and to organize new members.  Politics and legislation impacts our ability to improve our quality of life and to build better communities in our area.

Working families are under attack by big corporations and their allies in government.  Their goal is to create an unbalanced and unfair economy where wages are as low as possible and profits replace respect for the workers that created them.  We know that businesses like the “freedom” to do whatever they want, whenever they want.

That’s why it’s so important for us to support candidates and elected officials who will advocate for us.  Together, we’re capable of winning hearts and minds. Together, we can win the political fights that matter.

This year, because you got involved—by canvassing, phonebanking, talking to others in your worksite, or just coming out to vote—we were able to elect strong, pro-worker leaders in our communities.

Dayton Mayor-elect Nan Whaley and her littlest supporter.

Dayton Mayor-elect Nan Whaley and her littlest supporter.

Our 2013 Victories:


Nan Whaley—Mayor

Joey Williams—Commission

Jeff Mims—Commission



PG Sittenfeld—City Council

Wendell Young—City Council

Yvette Simpson—City Council

David Mann—City Council

Chris Seelbach—City Council

Issue 4: Defeated by a margin of 79%/21%



Polly Taylor-Gerken—School Board

Steve Steel—City Council

Theresa Gabriel – City Council

Larry Sykes – City Council