Thomas Wilkinson

First Vice President

Tom Wilkinson serves as the President of UFCW Local 371 representing members all across Connecticut. In 1969 Tom joined the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America in Boston and he has been active in his union ever since. First becoming a Local Union Organizer for Local 592 in Boston in 1977 and remaining in that position until 1979 when he became an International Representative for the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), Region 3 in New England. Since that time he has had many positions within the labor movement including, Organizer on the International Union “Special Project Organizing Team”, International Representative, Collective Bargaining Representative, Local 371 Organizing Director and Business Agent.

Tom was elected Secretary-Treasurer of Local 371 and in 2010 he was elected President. Tom serves as an International Vice President with the United Food and Commercial Workers International and is also on the Advisory Board of the International Union. In addition, he is the President of the Fairfield County Labor Council and has been a Vice President on the Connecticut AFL-CIO since 1990. Tom attended the Harvard Trade Union Program in 1981. His other activities have included, Chairman of the Board of the McGivney Center located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Board member of the Labor Guild in Boston, Massachusetts and a Board member of the United Way of Bridgeport.