Ronald Moore Retires June 1, 2023

Written by Linda D. Wattley

Former Region 4 and Region 3 Representative Ron Moore has announced his retirement as of June 1, 2023.

Jerry Hurocy, Vice President, and Regional Director has this to say:

“I would like to thank Ron for his 15+ years of service as a Representative in the ICWUC. I’ve known Ron for 20+ years and he’s going to be missed. I am glad to have met him back in Organizing School and had a chance to become friends and co-workers. It was an honor to have him work for me in Region 4.
I wish my Friend and his wife, Janice, a long a prosperous life together in retirement. He deserves it!”

ICWUC President, Lance E Heasley had this to say:

“I first met Ron shortly after he came on staff when I was an officer for Local 45C. He has always been helpful and kind. He and I worked together on my first organizing drive at CertainTeed Gypsum in WV. I want to wish Ron a long, happy, and healthy retirement!”


Ronald (Ron) Moore shares his journey on becoming a Representative for ICWUC

“On December 23, of 1992, the plant I was working at (PORI International) based in Weirton Steel voted to join the labor movement and was chartered with the International Chemical Workers Union with the help of International Representative Lawrence (Cork) Potts and Regional Director Ed Mullaney. I was head of the organizing committee, and we negotiated our first contract and accepted it in February of 1993. We were charted as ICWU Local 1031, and I was elected president. Our new local became very active in the labor movement going to as many Union functions as we could. In March 2000 President Frank Martino asked if I would come out of the plant to work on Labor 2000 with the AFL/CIO. That was my first real experience in the labor movement full time, and I got hooked.

Ronald Moore head shot

From 2003 to 2006 I came out of the plant again and worked on numerous organizing campaigns as an Organizer. In 2006, I went back to the plant and worked until March of 2008, when I received a phone call from President Frank Cyphers and Secretary/Treasurer Greg Villanova and asked if I would come out of the plant and accept a full-time position with the ICWUC/UFCW as a Representative. The answer was easy, YES! I loved the people I got to work with over the last 15 years, both Local and ICWUC staff. I want to thank all the Locals and ICWUC staff that I have had the honor and privilege to work with over the years and for all the memories that I will be able to cherish for the rest of my life. But now is the time for me to give back to my family (mostly my wife Janice of 31years) for all the activities I missed and nights away from home. My wife and I are looking forward to doing some traveling and connecting with our four children and nine grandchildren. Thank you, Linda, for all you have done for me over all these years!”

In Solidarity,