Former Director of Collective Bargaining
Larry’s union journey began in July, 1977, as a meat wrapper at Food Lane in Clinton, New Jersey. Here, he was a member of Local 464A before he transferred to Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1981 and became an Apprentice Meatcutter, traveling to multiple stores to learn the trade. Two years later, as a Journeyman, Larry became involved in UFCW Local 195’s (which eventually became Local 152) contract negotiations and was ultimately appointed shop steward for the Allentown district of Food Lane, where he was voted on the negotiating committee to represent the members. In the spring of 1995, Larry became a member of the Executive Board, and in 1997 he became a Union Representative for Local 56, where he also became a trustee of the Local 56 Pension Fund.
In January 2020, Larry Lucente retired from UFCW Local 152.
Larry served as the Director of Collective Bargaining, negotiating contracts on behalf of our members with a negotiating committee. He had also served as a Union Representative, representing members all over the tri-state area. Larry also served as a member of the UFCW Local 152 Executive Board, and as a trustee of the Local 152 Health and Welfare Fund. His goal was to service the members of this Local, attempting to get them the best contracts possible along with the job security they need. Larry made it his mission to get everyone involved in the negotiating process. He was very passionate about his job and believed everyone should be on their negotiating committee at least once.