On April 20, 2017 the UFCW Union committee and negotiating team met with the company for the first scheduled bargaining meeting. The first set of meetings started off with a round of introductions before each party explained their proposal. The Union proposal, which was derived from a combination of best practices, WFC surveys and results from listening sessions was presented item by item to the company.

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From nytimes.com, 11/3/16:  To explain their infatuation with Trader Joe’s, fans of the offbeat grocery chain typically cite three factors: low prices, an appealing selection of high-end products and, perhaps above all, irrepressibly friendly employees.  The company’s workers are urged to walk customers to any item they couldn’t locate, tear open bags of food for impromptu tastings and accept returns with no questions asked.  That they go the additional step of doing it all with a smile is no accident.

From kstp.com, 11/1/16:  It's been three months since chronic pain became a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Minnesota. While the program continues to struggle with low enrollment and high costs, some see reasons for optimism.  One such reason is a recent uptick in patients. According to the most recent numbers from the state, more than 700 health care practitioners are now authorized to certify patients for the state's medical marijuana program, and nearly 4,000 Minnesotans are now enrolled.

Are you frustrated about healthcare costs, availability, or where to go to find affordable health insurance for a family member?

We need to change the system and start the discussion that healthcare is a right not a privilege.

We are forming a working group that would involve members in retail, long-term care, and allied industries.

If you want to throw in your hat and time- contact: Bernie Hesse at 651-216-3827 or bhesse@ufcw1189.org

Remember- Sit down and read.  Educate for the coming conflicts.

We knock, call, visit worksites to encourage members to get active in the process.  You have a right to take time off work to vote without losing your pay, personal leave, or vacation time.

Election Day

Tuesday, November 8

Office of the MInnesota Secretary of State

mnvotes.org 1-877-600-VOTE

For volunteer activities: Bernie Hesse, 651-216-3827

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