United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770 Endorse Steve Neal For Assembly
2013-12-24 · By Editor
Long Beach City Councilmember Steve Neal today announced that he has secured the endorsement of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 770 in his bid for California’s 64th Assembly District.
“Steve Neal is the best candidate in this race to represent working families in Sacramento,” said UFCW Local 770 President Rick Icaza. “His leadership on the Long Beach City Council and his many years of community organizing and service is exactly the kind of experience that southern LA County residents need working for them in the Assembly.”
UFCW Local 770 represents approximately 30,000 workers across Southern California, including in retail food, meat, drug stores, packinghouses, food processing plants, pharmacies, laboratories, as well as barbers and beauticians.
“I am honored to have the endorsement of the brothers and sisters of Local 770,” said Neal. “I first got my start in the labor movement when I was elected Shop Steward in the Retail Clerks Association, which has since grown into the very important union it is today: UFCW Local 770. It gives me great pride to once again have their trust and support.”
Steve Neal has been a community activist and leader in the Los Angeles area for decades. Since his election in 2010, Steve, a Compton native, has served North Long Beach on the Long Beach City Council where he has an accomplished record supporting neighborhoods, small businesses, and working families. Councilmember Neal is the author and creator of the Long Beach Foreclosure Registry Program, the Long Beach Liquor Store Modernization Program, and the North Long Beach Business Alliance. Neal is the Assistant Pastor of S.E.A.M. Faith Family Church and a longtime volunteer with the United Way. He and his wife, Katonja, live in Long Beach and are the parents of five daughters, one son, and have ten grandchildren.