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.
“Through our partnership with Minnesota Medical Solutions, we’ve shown that cannabis production can be good for the planet, the people who work throughout the industry and patients.
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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.
United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 1189 medical cannabis workers unanimously ratified a new 3-year Agreement with their employer, Minnesota Medical Solutions (a Vireo Company) on Thursday, January 12, 2017.
The Capitol has been renovated and it is sparkling. Tours are free and it is the peoples' house, so I wouild encourage all members to check it out. Yesterday at the MN state house, 100 bills were introduced, and in the MN state senate two dozen bills were introduced. The bills were a collection on anti-worker intiatives, healthcare reform or dismantling of MNsure, and some social initiatives legislation added to distract people from real issues.