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Retail negotiations will begin in earnest in March of next year for the majority of Union Retail Grocery stores represented by UFCW Local 1189. We have designed a survey to gather information from you on what is important in your workplace and your thoughts and ideas regarding your collective bargaining agreement (your Union Contract). Your opinions and input are important. Take the Survey!

Jul 25, 2015


King v. Burwell United States Supreme Court Decision Will Have
No Impact on Minnesotans
Ruling will not impact availability of tax credits on MNsure or other state-based exchanges

ST. PAUL, Minn. — King v. Burwell, a pending case before the United States Supreme Court, will have no impact in Minnesota, a result of the Minnesota legislature establishing MNsure as a state-based exchange.

We made it easy to call our Senators! Use the same number!
Please call 888-966-9836 and PLEASE URGE YOUR SENATOR TO VOTE NO ON "CLOTURE" FOR FAST TRACK. Vote could be as early as Tuesday!

In case you didn’t hear yet, things didn't go our way in the House, so the Fast Track fight now heads back to the Senate, with a new vote
expected as early as this Tuesday.

In a close vote, the House approved Fast Track legislation yesterday. While we obviously would have preferred the House to just kill Fast

Twin Cities Pride is the last weekend of June, and we are looking for volunteers to help us at our booth at Loring Park in Minneapolis on Saturday, June 27 from 10am – 6pm and Sunday, June 28 from 10am – 4pm. Shifts are roughly two hours long. If you’re interested, please contact Tamara tjones@ufcw1189.org  know so we have a general idea of who is coming when! 

President Perrone: “The Best Way to Help the Jobless is to
Stop Passing Trade Agreements like TPP that Kill Jobs.”
“Our campaign for trade policy that is fair and just will continue full speed ahead.”

Washington, D.C. — Today, Marc Perrone, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the largest private sector union in the nation, released the following statement in response to the U.S. House failing to advance fast track trade legislation. 

Alicia Yopihua, Romualdo Romero, Julio Romero, and Demecio Romero have worked cleaning the Lexus of Wayzata, Village Chevrolet, and Auto Bargain Center Lot for ROC Commerical Cleaning and subcontractors of ROC for the past 8 years. As of last week, they were earning less than they were making eight years ago.  On June 9, they participated in a one-day strike together with workers from 7 other companies for better wages and working conditions.