Tom Cvar

Union Representative

Contact info

  • Office
    (218) 728-5174
  • Cell
    (218) 349-9820

Union Representative


Union History:  I have been a member of UFCW for 44 years. I worked for Super One for 29 years, 25 of those I was a steward.  I was on the Executive Board for approximately 20 years.  I have been on staff for 15 years.  As a Union representative, I have negotiated contracts and have done organizing, have filed many grievances and have taken care of  several arbitrations. Another part of being a Union representative is being a trustee on the Local's Taft Hartley Pension Plan and also an alternate on the Health and Welfare Plan. I have been appointed to the Union Advisory Board of the National Pension Fund. I am also the President of the Iron Range Labor Assembly, a board member of the North East Area Labor Council and serve on the board for the Labor Review. I am active politically, currently serving as a Board member of the 6th Senate District and a member of the State Central Committee. At election time I do phone banking and door knocking to get people out to vote. I also serve on the Board of Directors of Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency which helps low income people in the Seven County Area.

Why do you do what you do?

There is no better feeling than when you can help members resolve problems at work, whether it is grievances on pay, scheduling, or a seniority issue or two members who have a disagreement. You cannot always put a smile on someone’s face but it is a good feeling when you can settle someone’s problems. If you are looking for an 8-5 job Monday through Friday, this is not the job for you!  We work for the Members!