Local 633 Recorder Neil Hotchkiss announces his retirement
At the November 15th meeting of the UFCW Locals 175 & 633 Executive Board, Neil Hotchkiss announced his retirement and subsequent stepping down as Recorder for Local 633, a position he held for 16 years.
Neil first became a Union member in 1970 when he began working at Miracle Food Mart in Windsor. He transferred to a Meat Manager position in Sarnia briefly but returned to Windsor to work at A&P (now Metro) as an Assistant Meat Manager and full-time Union Steward.
In 1996, Neil ran for the Local 633 Executive Board and was elected to a Vice-President position. He was elected as Recorder in 2000, and has held that position ever since.
He was a frequent participant in appeal hearings and sat on several sets of negotiations for Miracle Food Mart and A&P/Metro. Neil spearheaded the organizing of the regular South West Golf Tournament, comedy nights, Super Bowl parties, and bowling tournaments all to raise money for the LLSC.
“Neil has always been very dedicated to the Members of the Local Union and his community,” said President Haggerty. “He is an advocate for his co-workers, he promotes solidarity throughout the Local Union, and he gives his time to raising thousands of dollars for the LLSC. Neil has served the membership well as Local 633 Recorder, and his support of the Local 175 membership has been unwavering as well. He has earned his retirement and I wish him all the best.”