Free! Local 1189 Union members and families are invited to the annual disc golf tournament and picnic on August 9, 2017 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Oakwood Park in Cottage Grove, MN.

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From minnpost.com, 1/30/17:  What do Brau Brothers Brewing Co., Minnesota Rubber and Plastics and Walmart have in common?  They all received subsidies from state or local governments in Minnesota in recent years, along with hundreds of other businesses, according to Good Jobs First, a Washington, D.C. nonprofit that tracks subsidies in an effort to promote government and corporate accountability.  With $250,000 in grants and loans, Marshall helped bring Brau Brothers Brewing into its city limits in 2013 from a nearby town.

Update 2.13.17: As of Friday February 10th, the results of the Union Election at Whole Foods Co-op in Duluth MN have officially been certified by the National Labor Relations Board.  7 Challenged assistant manager ballots have been determined to be management and their votes will not be counted nor will their position be a part of the negotiation process.  The final total was 43 yes to 42 no in favor of joining UFCW Local 1189.

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From Citizens Trade Campaign, 1/26/17:  President Trump reiterated his intention to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) this week, and already, big corporations are calling it an opportunity to further rewrite the rules in their own narrow interests — padding their pockets to the detriment of working families, the environment and public health just like in the initial NAFTA negotiation. 

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