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The Food and Nutrition Commission believes that future policy makers and community leaders in Minnesota who understand the importance of food to our state and local communities are critical to achieving a diverse and just food system that eliminates hunger, increases access to nutritious food, and improves the health of all Minnesotans.  This effort of the Food and Nutrition Commission outlines questions aimed to raise awareness and promote public discourse around the many issues affecting Minnesota’s food system -- issues such as food security, hunger, nutrition, health, food assistance, f

The negotiating committee met with the Employer on September 30, 2014 along with a Federal Mediator.  We spent much of the day reviewing and discussing the Employer’s proposals with the mediator.  The Union and the Employer agreed to extend the contract.  Our next meeting is on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.

10/6/14 – UFCW 1189 members voted overwhelmingly to ratify new agreements with Lund/Byerly’s, Kowalski’s, Jerry’s and Festival - with 87% of voting members saying YES! Congratulations to the Committee for their hard work and to the membership for their support of the new agreement. The Union extends its appreciation to these employers for taking the time to listen to their workers and respond with an agreement that works for our members.

Just after 7:30PM, our Super Valu bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement with their employer. This agreement covers the Corporate Cub stores and SV owned Rainbow banner stores. This agreement is the same as the rest of the industry which reached agreement earlier this week. Voting for Corporate Cub Stores will take place on Thursday October 9. The Employer's offer comes with full committee recommendation to VOTE YES! Voting will be held all day at the Union hall and an hour in each store breakroom (schedule to be posted).