Garry Pucci-Retirement

After 41 years, Brother Pucci is retiring from Safeway.

Garry put in many, many years of volunteer time with Local 401 and many other worthwhile organizations and groups, including the Alberta NDP.

Having been a Shop Steward for more than 20 years, Garry has seen it all and helped countless workers achieve fairness and equity at work.

Garry also sat on the 401 Executive Board for 16 years, as well as having served on the negotiating committee on behalf of his coworkers in 1997, 2007, 2010, and 2013.

Just a few of the many things he’s been involved in are:

  • Recipient of the Jim Shewchuk Award, which is given to labour activists who exhibit exemplary contributions to unions and the United Way.
  • Acted as Provincial Chair of the Labour Community Advocate Committee
  • Chairperson for the Edmonton and District Labour Council (EDLC) Community Service Committee
  • Executive Officer of the EDLC
  • Recipient of a Community Service Citation for the United Way
  • Sat on 401’s Political Action Committee
  • Assisted Angel Flight Alberta under UFCW umbrella

Garry plans to relax once he retires in January 2017 by going to his cabin, traveling, exploring his photography talents more, and sleeping in as often as possible.

Congratulations, Garry.  We could not be more proud to have had you as a member for all these wonderful years.  Your contributions on behalf of your coworkers is admirable and you will be missed.  Thank you!

Garry (left) is presented with is sparkly new retirement ring by his Union Rep Rick Schneider

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