Did UFCW see the light? No, I don't think so. Rather, I think they might have realized that they are on the losing side of this debate with polls showing between 70% and 80% of Americans in support of AZ SB1070 and many states looking at implementing their own version.
We'll see what happens when the court hears the case just before the election.
Union Calls for All Parties to Tone It Down and Work for Real Comprehensive Immigration ReformPHOENIX, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The UFCW International union announced that the union is ending its boycott of Arizona, citing the recent court decision staying the most problematic provisions of 1070.
The UFCW called on all parties to "tone it down so that a public policy issue as significant as immigration reform can be debated with mutual respect, not trivialized as just another political campaign tactic."
The union's boycott started when Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law. "I hope Ms. Brewer joins the call to 'tone it down' and help create solutions for both border security and immigration reform," said UFCW Local 99 (Arizona) President Jim McLaughlin.
"It is now time for calm, reasoned discussion that can move forward to first secure our borders, while designing a workable, humane plan to finally reform our nation's immigration laws," said McLaughlin.
SOURCE UFCW Local 99