Jason Chung of Albertsons #6574 has been in the industry for 12 years. He was hired as produce clerk and has been the Produce Manager for six years.
When asked what inspired him to get more involved he said, “Both of my parents have 65 years of union membership and both draw a pension from the UFCW. I have had the privilege to utilize these benefits as a child and now as a member for over 11 years. I owe everything I own and my health to the union. I was able to pay my way through Cal State Fullerton, get my degree, and I wanted to give back to the industry that supported me and my family.”
Q: How would your life be different if you were not a union member?
A: “I would not have a mortgage, I would not have paid off my student loans, I would not have health care and I would not have a secure paycheck.”
Q: What is your greatest asset?
A: “My ability to communicate with my co-workers and build the rapport we have. It also helps that I am good at defending my beliefs with concise arguments and that I am very persuasive.”
Q: If you could make a change in the workplace, what would it be?
A: “More union involvement, and a specific time employees can meet besides break time.”
Q: What in your life are you most proud of?
A: “Meeting my wife and starting a family and my education accomplishments and the knowledge acquired over my lifetime.”