Denise Anderson worked as a Meat Wrapper for 18 years. She worked at the Grays Harbor Swanson’s Foods and the Aberdeen Safeway. She was a worksite Steward for 13 years and served on the Executive Board for 10 years before becoming a Union Representative for UFCW 367. She has always believed unions are important for workers to give them a voice on the job and advocate for them in the workplace. She knows when workers use their collective voice, they can create change in their working conditions, wages, and benefits. She enjoys interacting and talking with members, getting to know them, and helping them understand their union contract and their rights in the workplace. She helps members figure out a way to address the issues they face every day.
Outside of work, Denise sits on the Executive Board of the UFCW Constituency group Outreach, which advocates for LGBTQ+ members with the help of our allies. She is also serving her second term on the Hoquiam City Council. She is an active participant with the Twin Harbors Central Labor Council and currently serves as Treasurer. Denise has also started a women’s basketball team made up of some of her old high school and college friends and they have won gold medals for the past two years in the Washington State Senior Games and placed 6th in their division in the National Senior Games in Albuquerque New Mexico in 2018.