The UFCW Free College Benefit ensures that UFCW members and their families do not have to pay out of pocket for any tuition, fees or e-books at Eastern Gateway Community College—resulting in cost savings of thousands of dollars!
Union Tannery Workers at S.B. Foot Tanning in Red Wing have reached a tentative agreement with their employer. The contract proposal comes with a recommendation by 100% of the Union Negotiation committee to vote YES on the offer.
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A tentative agreement has been reached with Essentia Miller Dwan. The ratification date has yet to be determined. The negotiating committee includes Jake Lepak, Wendy Morin, Lou Ann Fox and Dave Kazmierczak, who worked hard for several months to reach a tentative agreement. Below are some highlights of the agreement reached:
August 14 is Primary Day in Minnesota. It is important that we make the voice of the UFCW heard. The Union Executive Board has endorsed candidates like Tim Walz and Keith Ellison for office based on how their support of working family issues, Unions and Union organizing, UFCW industries, and issues that are important to our members. We have a diverse membership in spanning the farthest reaches of the state and in industries that vary from grocery stores to nursing homes, hospitals to packing houses, medical cannabis to french fry production. We need to keep Unions strong in Minnesota and we have endorsed candidates that we believe will do just that. Here is a list of the candidates we have endorsed:
Governor and Lt. Governor: Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan
Attorney General: Keith Ellison
On July 28, 2018 new owners Tony Fragnito and Ben DeNucci celebrated their grand opening of the Nashwauk Market with Rib Fest Day. Last month Tony and Ben purchased Fred’s of Nashwauk form Larry Majewski who had owned and operated the store for the past 40 years. The new owners have signed on to the current contract that was in place with Majewski. Our members have kept their health insurance and pension and other benefits.
Local 1189 heard news this morning that United Natural Foods has acquired SuperValu. While we do not have specific information relating to the future of the Cub Foods stores, members should rest assured that business will continue as usual and current Union contracts will remain in place and enforced.