Welcome to Local 348’s New Officers!
UFCW Local 348’s leadership team won office in March at the close of an uncontested nomination process.
From health care to food manufacturing to warehousing, the leadership represents some of the local’s core industries. Members of the new executive board are leaders at some of the local’s biggest employers, including Americare, Fresh Direct, Quality King, Cumberland Packing, and Foss Manufacturing.
At meetings and teleconference votes in mid-March, members approved a change in the local’s bylaws that sets the term of office from May 31 to December 31, 2015. Members also decided to send only the president and secretary-treasurer as delegates to the UFCW International convention this summer.
President Mark Carotenuto (center), Secretary-Treasurer Javiel Nazario (left), and Recorder Ricardo Chavez (right) led the New Day slate.
Rounding out the slate are 10 vice presidents: Samuel Bezares, Una Brown, Ben Ciaramitaro, John Cisternino, Marvin Harris, Saverio LaSorsa, Antonio Ortiz, Maggie Russell, Freddy Salgado, and Francisco Vilorio.
What does the New Leadership of Local 348 stand for?
Reps who return calls and fight grievances with you.
An active rank and file
Stewards’ trainings and worksite committees to make our union stronger.
Guardians of your dues dollar
Auditors who check the books and report to the membership. Third-party administrators to streamline benefits claims and save the members’ money.
Leadership that represents you
Vice Presidents from all industries in the union.
Justice for the community
Leaders who are fighting alongside immigrants groups to win rights for everyone.
Mark Carotenuto’s team has a proven track record of working with members to negotiate improved contracts. We will organize our core industries to make our contracts even stronger.