SIXTEEN YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE!
As we begin 2014, FAIR would like to say thank you to John W. Heise for serving sixteen years as an officer of FAIR and for his outstanding service to the membership of FAIR. During President Heise’s tenure, FAIR was able to obtain record growth in a time that many unions were suffering decline and put our union on a path of financial stability.
Once again FAIR would like to say thank you for a job well done and thank you for the many hours of personal time that you sacrificed in order to make our union stronger.
As we enter into 2014, I would like to take this time to properly introduce myself. My name is Steven D. Marrs, I am the new President of FAIR and I’m employed by the UFCW as an International Representative assigned to UFCW Region 2. Before assuming the Office of President, I served as the Executive Vice President of FAIR for over ten years and worked closely with President Heise in organizing new members and servicing the needs of our membership. I would also like to announce at this time that former Assistant to the President Paul Supat will be assuming the duties of the office of Executive Vice President of FAIR.
In the coming days I look forward to meeting our members and listening to their ideas and suggestions on how FAIR can better serve our membership. We have already begun the process of exploring changes to best serve our membership. Suggestions so far have included changing to an electronic newsletter with separate sections devoted to our International Representatives and our Local Unions, a Did You Know Section, and better servicing of our members.
As we begin 2014 it has become very evident that a strong and united UNION is our most valuable resource. In closing I would like to say the leadership of FAIR stands willing and able to address the needs of our members and to say thank you for being members of FAIR.
Steven O. Marrs
President of FAIR