Ricardo de Menezes, United Food and Commercial Workers (Panelist)

Ricardo de Menezes is a Senior Labour Relations Officer with UFCW Local 401. He started at Superstore while going to school and engaging in union activism. He has been working with UFCW since 2009 and advocates for workers in food service, warehousing, long-term care and special needs education.

He has dedicated a significant portion of his career at UFCW advocating for more diversity and outreach in the Union and in the community. Ricardo believes that diversity is the strength of UFCW and that in order to build a stronger membership he recognizes the importance of community engagement and advocacy for people in their communities.