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Local UFCW hosts Obama at health care meeting


BRISTOL, Va. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union hosted President Barack Obama at a town hall meeting on health care held at the Bristol, Va., Kroger store on July 29.

“We’re honored and excited to host President Obama,” said Vera Lewis, a member of the UFCW and a floral designer at the Bristol Kroger. “Like President Obama says, health care reform can’t wait. We need a health care system that covers everyone and brings down costs now.”

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) represents more than 1.3 million workers, primarily in the retail, meatpacking, food processing and poultry industries.

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