UFCW Local 1189 endorses Tim Walz for Governor

May 23, 2018.  UFCW Local 1189 announces its endorsement for candidate Tim Walz for Governor of Minnesota.  Tim's progressive message of keeping labor "front and center," protecting collective bargaining rights, raising the wage, healthcare as a basic human right, and investing in education was delivered with the passion one would expect at a Union hall. But the issue that set him apart came when he explained why he was running for governer; his response: "to end the division." Our Local Union represents all of the diversity that is Minnesota - from south of Winona to International Falls, from Moorhead to Moose Lake, and the sprawling metro areas surrounding our offices in St. Paul and Duluth. It is only by bringing together all the people in Minnesota that we can hope to meet the needs of all our members.  The UFCW Local 1189 believes Tim Walz is the candidate for governor who can do just that.