Every day, we are working hard to provide you—and every single one of our members—with real and powerful benefits that can help bring you the better life you have earned and deserve. One valuable example of this is the UFCW Free College Benefit. The UFCW Free College Benefit makes it possible for you and/or your loved ones to earn an Associate Degree online through Eastern Gateway Community College with no out-of-pocket costs or need for loans.
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Negotiations at Good Samaritan's Austin Minnesota care center - Comforcare - are underway. The Union presented a full proposal to the Employer on July 12 that contained proposals addressing members' concerns included among them were: language to address scheduling issues, safe staffing, PTO accrual improvements, paid holidays, and paid funeral leave.
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. Activities include team doubles disc golf tournament, doubles corn hole bag toss tournament, games for kids and food. Free! To sign up for disc golf or bag toss tournaments, contact Abe Wangnoo.
Aziza Tahir, a part-time deli worker at the Cub Foods Midway store, signed up for voluntary payroll contributions to the UFCW Actve Ballot Club (ABC) and was automatically entered into a drawing. The UFCW ABC is our own political action fund, funded with voluntary contributions from our members (not dues money). ABC funds are used to support candidates and legislative initiatives that work for UFCW members and their families. Aziza won $250 in the drawing, but we all win when we support the UFCW ABC fund. Sign up today to be entered in the next drawing!
From St. Paul Union Advocate, 7/7/17: He is gruff and often combative, principled and usually blunt. But above all else, Bernie Hesse is a trade unionist.
From his days as a grocery clerk to his current work as director of special projects for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1189, Hesse has made himself ubiquitous in St. Paul’s labor community. If you’ve walked a picket line or joined a get-out-the-vote effort sometime in the last two decades, chances are you’ve crossed his path.