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.
Articles by Jennifer Christensen
Attention UFCW Local 1189 Northern Division Members
Bring Your Voice To The Executive Board!
Local 1189 currently has an opening on its executive board. If you are a Northern Division member interested in serving as an executive board member, please submit your letter of interest, including your Union experience with Local 1189 and a brief statement on why you would like to be considered to President Jennifer Christensen no later than Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
We, the Working Americans are demanding Fair Trade NOT FREE TRADE.
NOW is the time to STOP TPP (Trans Pacific-Partnership trade deal)!
Help UFCW Local 1189 in the Fight to Find a Cure!
Sunday October 16, 2016
4:00 pm at the Depot in Minneapolis
Please join Local 1189's team effort today by making a donation or join us for the walk (there is still time!)
Local 1189 is concerned for our members and their families using health care through the Allina system while MNA is on strike. As the chair and trustee of the UFCW Local 1189 and St. Paul Employers Health & Welfare Fund and trustee of the Northern MN-WI Area Retail Food Health & Welfare Fund, Local 1189 President Jennifer Christensen sent a letter to all Plan participants and Plan trustees citing her concerns about quality control and patient safety. MNA is on strike against the following Allina hospitals: United/St.
Worksites represented by Jennifer Christensen
- Direct(651) 294-8977
- Office(651) 451-6240
- Cell(651) 335-9173
I began my membership in the Union as a part timer in the deli at the Cottage Grove Cub store, was moved to full time meat as helper in the seafood department at the Eagan store, where I was selected to be on the 1995 negotiating committee (for Local 653). In the fall of 1995 when the Midway Cub store opened, I was promoted to apprentice and became a journeyman meat cutter in 1997. I worked at the Maplewood West location and then was transferred back to where I began – Cottage Grove.
As a member, I served on the Executive Board for the Local. In 1998 I was hired on staff where I have worked as an Organizer, Communications Director (Web and Newsletter), and Union Representative. I served as Secretary Treasurer from 2003 - June 2016.
On June 29, 2016 the Executive Board of our Union elected me to serve out the remainder of retired President Sequist's term, I thank them for their affirmation of my ability to lead our great Local. I honor and am humbled by the women who blazed the trails before me and beside me – and for the men who open doors and showed that there are no glass ceilings in this Union.
In the word of George Meany – the first president of the AFL- CIO “Labor never quits. We never give up the fight no matter how tough the odds, no matter how long it takes.”
Brothers and Sisters, we are stronger together and together we will win. Thank you again for allowing me to serve as your President.