When William Ivey says, “We try to give back to the community,” he’s not kidding. A UFCW 400 member working as a sanitation specialist at Boar’s Head in Jarratt, VA, for the past 12 years, Ivey goes far above and beyond the call of duty to support not only his Local 400 brothers and sisters, but his neighbors, too.Together with his UFCW 400 colleagues Emerson Tennessee and Andrew Blunt, his brother Leon and other friends, Ivey founded the Community Fellowship of Men, an organization that has “adopted” the second grade class at Capron Elementary School in Capron, VA., as their own. For 10 years, the Community Fellowship has hosted an annual cookout every October, raising funds to provide every second grader with a backpack filled with school supplies. “It’s great being a Local 400 member,” says Ivey, whose leadership and activism reflect the values of his union. “It helps me on the job having my union standing behind me. And that enables me—and many of my Local 400 brothers and sisters—to do what we can for our community.” Click here for the complete report.
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