4/17/2019 4:00:00 AM

UFCW 951 Strongly Supports Hoadley for Michigan’s 6th Congressional District
KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN – The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 951 endorsed Jon Hoadley, coming off his announcement last week that he has entered the race for Michigan’s 6th Congressional District against Fred Upton. UFCW Local 951 represents 30,000 workers across Southwest Michigan and pledged to put the full weight of it’s membership behind Hoadley’s campaign.
“If the people of Southwest Michigan are going to trust their next member of Congress, they need to know that he understands what it’s like to make ends meet, pay the bills, make payroll, and do all of the things that folks here in our community have to do day in and day out to get by. Jon Hoadley lives like the rest of us. Folks in our community don’t have to worry that he’s going to go to Washington and represent the special interests. He’s one of us, and more, he’s the person that our area needs advocating for us in Washington. We cannot let this moment of tremendous change slip away,”  said UFCW 951 president John Cakmakci.
Throughout Hoadley’s tenure as a State Representative, he has tirelessly fought to make life a little easier for Southwest Michigan’s working families. He has been one of Michigan’s strongest supporters of workers’ rights, including the belief in every worker’s right to unionize and have a voice on the job. In addition, Hoadley himself is a union member, proudly represented by UAW Local 1981.
“I am honored to have the support of UFCW” said Hoadley. “The erosion of worker’s rights and the attack on our right to a voice on the job has done clear damage to the American family, to their prosperity and their ability to be free from economic worry. Even as the nature of work changes, our values shouldn't.  Putting people and community back in the center of our debate in Washington means that we need to ensure that everyone has a right to negotiate  for fair wages, fair benefits, fair time off, and fair treatment.”
Jon Hoadley has been a State Representative serving our area since 2015. Hoadley has been a tireless advocate for our community. Serving on the Appropriations Committee, the committee that builds Michigan’s state budget, Jon Hoadley has fought to prioritize investments in things that help people–like healthcare, good schools, and clean water. Hoadley is a community leader who will work to solve tough problems in Michigan’s 6th District, and help to put people and communities back in the center of our debate in Washington. For more information on Jon and the Michigan’s 6th District, visit
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