Federici Elected UFCW Local 400 President; Harris Elected Secretary-Treasurer

Friday, January 4, 2013

Federici Elected UFCW Local 400 President; Harris Elected Secretary-Treasurer(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400’S Executive Board yesterday elected Mark P. Federici (right) president and Lavoris "Mikki" Harris (below left) secretary-treasurer of their 35,000-member union. Federici, who had served as Local 400 secretary-treasurer since 2010, succeeds Tom McNutt, who resigned in December. "We are hitting the ground running at full speed, as vitally important bargaining with our largest employers takes place later this year," Federici said. "I am confident that with our member activists leading the way, we will break new ground in increasing our membership, strengthening our clout, and improving the lives of our members." Added Harris, "We've got an outstanding team of leaders, staff and member activists, and together, we are going to achieve great things." “Mark and Mikki are longtime activists and leaders who are known throughout the metro labor community for their deep dedication and commitment,” said Metro Council President Jos Williams. “We look forward to continuing our work together to face the challenges ahead.” Federici joined the UFCW in 1984 when he began working as a produce clerk and night crew staffer for Riverside Markets in Du Bois, Pa. He has served Local 400 as an organizer, representative, director of governmental affairs, director of strategic programs, and executive assistant to the president prior to his election as secretary-treasurer. Over an 18-year career at Local 400, Harris has served as a representative, civil rights and community coordinator, director of the Member Action Department, and most recently as director of the Strategic Contract Campaign Department. The longtime Local 400 member started as a cashier at Grand Union in 1977. Click here for Local 400’s complete report. - photos courtesy UFCW Local 400


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