Ron Powell’s Passing

As we’ve seen recently, there’s a lot of labor that goes into making sure we have food to eat. The people who put in that hard work too often go unrecognized for all they do. The UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers) represents some of those folks in grocery stores, manufacturing plants, and elsewhere who make things a little easier for our communities, even when everyday life looks pretty different.

It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Ron Powell, President Emeritus of Local 881 UFCW. He also was a Vice President of the Illinois AFL-CIO, a longtime Mundelein Trustee, and a delegate to several Democratic National Conventions. Ron was a long-time leader and a wonderful friend who made a real difference in this world. He will be missed.


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