From the Union Advocate, written by Ken Peterson, Minnesota Labor Commissioner: Four workers from St. Louis will not be alive to observe Workers Memorial Day on April 28 this year. Their unnecessary deaths earlier in the month are a stark reminder that despite calls for cutting back government regulations, we cannot allow workplace safety standards or enforcement to be reduced.
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Your worksite page on UFCW1189.org has everything you need to know about your union membership.
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.
WHAT: Wage Theft Crisis in MN Roundtable with workers, community members & Lt. Gov. Tina Smith
WHERE: University of MN, Honeywell Lecture Hall (L-110), Carlson School of Management, 321 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis
WHEN: 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 26
“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.
“Local communities should take pride in knowing that the best cannabis professionals in Minnesota are working at a place that grows plants in a responsible and sustainable way.
“Together, we’ve been able to set the environmental standard for cannabis workers in our state and provide people with the better life they’ve earned and deserve.”
“It’s time for every community in Minnesota to realize the incredible benefits that unions bring to this emerging sector. In the past year, we’ve negotiated contracts that brought strong wages, affordable health care and the retirement security of a pension to everyone who works at Minnesota Medical Solutions, the only union provider of cannabis medicine in our state."