Joseph T. Hansen
Joseph T. Hansen (born 1943) is a North American labor leader, best known for his work as the international president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW).
In 1979, the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America and the Retail Clerks Union merged to form the UFCW. In 1985, Hansen was appointed UFCW Northcentral region director in Minnesota and was elected a UFCW International vice president the following year. In 1990, Hansen was appointed UFCW Pacific Region director in California and four years later became director of UFCW's food processing, packing and manufacturing division.
Hansen is the Founding National Chair of the National Commission on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Misconduct and Violations of 4th Amendment Rights.
In September 2010, President Obama appointed Hansen to the United States Trade Representatives Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and negotiations and in February 2011, President Obama appointed Hansen to the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
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- "President Obama Announces Members of the President's Council on Jobs and Competiveness", Newsroom America, February 23, 2011. Retrieved November 18, 2013
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