Michael Pearson, President and Owner of Union Packaging was recently appointed to the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. Mike joins the board with six other individuals, including Gerald H. Sweeney President and CEO of Brandywine Reality Trust.
Union Packaging is a developing yet aspiring business that utilizes its partnerships and relationships with different local nonprofits and programs to hire individuals that are often overlooked in the job market. Employees at Union Packaging come from ex-offender programs, transitional programs, disability programs, and organizations that support recent arrivals to the community from around the world. Read
Recently, Union Packaging took part in the ImpactPHL Assessment which highlighted the company's "triple bottom line" - social, environmental, and financial/economic impact in the Philadelphia area. The Philadelphia Inquirer highlighted three companies, including Union Packaging, in an article about area companies and their impact goals for 2018.
Philadelphia has been called, once again, "the poorest big city." This designation sparked a conversation between business leaders at the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. During their cross-sector economic development initiative, Roadmap for Growth, various leaders including Union Packaging president Michael Pearson spoke about their efforts to hire nontraditional workers. Utilizing the Welcoming Center
Union Packaging President Michael K. Pearson was one of twelve outstanding board directors celebrated this past week by the Philadelphia Business Journal. His work as the Vice Chair of the Public Health Management Corporation board was celebrated at an elegant affair held at the Union League of Philadelphia. Over 230 guests were in attendance.
Union Packaging CEO Michael K. Pearson testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health Education, Labor, & Pensions. He argued that with moderate accommodation (less than $500), employers can make changes to their facilities in order to embrace disabled workers. This statement applies to 60% of potential disabled workers.