Anthony Marc Perrone
Date and place of birth: Nov. 14, 1955, Hearne, Texas Occupation: International president of the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union.
Family: Wife Donna and her two grown children. A travel trick I’ve learned is: Never go to the counter at the airline desk. Always do it electronically through a mobile device. The turning point in my life came when: I got
married for the second time. One business decision I regret is: On occasion, putting the wrong person in the wrong position and expecting them to succeed.
The biggest misconception people have about
unions is: That it’s like an organization or a company. The union, however, is really comprised of the workers. If I had one thing to do over: I’d have been a fighter pilot. At 6-foot-5, I was too tall when I was young enough to apply. The requirements changed about a year too late.
The hardest part of my job is: Dealing with politicians. The most rewarding part of my job is: Having conversations with my members.
One thing I absolutely won’t eat is: Sour cream. My favorite pastime is: Riding my Harley Davidson motorcycle.
My pet peeve about society is: People in general get manipulated a lot. If trapped on a desert island I’d have to have: I hate the beach. One phrase that sums me up: I’m a surprise.