Member of the Week: Alicia Sanders

Alicia Sanders of the UFCW Food Division Trust Fund has been in the industry for 10 years. She started in the mail room, a year later moved to Provider Processing and nearly a year later moved to the Enrollment Department and is currently in the Medicare Enrollment Department.

Sanders’ hobbies include reading and cooking.

When asked what inspired her to get more involved she said, “I’ve always been outspoken and have always stood up for myself. The Employees here at the Fund needed a voice, so when the Union came in. I was that voice. Secretly for the first 3 years and then Bridget made me a Steward.”

Q: How would your life be different if you were not a union member?

A: “I probably wouldn’t be here at the Fund at this time. The Union gave me a voice that Management is now listening to.”

Q: If you could make a change in the workplace, what would it be?

A: “I would change Management and their lack of communication skills.”

Q: What in your life are you most proud of?

A: “Having the courage to go back to school to further my education.”

Q: What is your greatest asset?

A: “My greatest asset is that I am approachable. My Co-Workers aren’t afraid to come to me when they have a problem here at the Fund.”

Q: What is it you like most about your job?

A: “What I like most about my job is helping our members as much as possible. I work with the Retirees, and I look at it like this. This could be my mother or father that’s having problems with their insurance and I would want someone to be patient and understanding to their needs, just like I am with our Retirees.”