Marc began his career working part-time in a grocery store as a teenager, and through decades of service, working hard to better the lives of fellow members of our union family, was elected International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. His election to UFCW International President in 2014, following a decade of service as the UFCW’s Secretary-Treasurer, is the capstone of a lifelong career in the service of hard-working families. Now at the helm of one of the country’s most diverse and dynamic labor unions, Marc’s bold leadership and vision is defining a new direction for the UFCW that remains committed to the values the UFCW will always stand for. A retirement security expert, Perrone is responsible for the UFCW’s pension funds that enable UFCW members to live out their retirement years with financial security and dignity. At the heart of Marc’s philosophy is his fundamental belief that we are stronger when we stand together, as workers, as communities, and as citizens. He believes that to better the lives of others, we must be willing to think differently and champion the issues that matter to hardworking men and women.