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!
Because of a chronic health condition, Gabe knows that someday he’ll have to spend an extended amount of time in the hospital. Thanks to MinnesotaCare, he also knows he’ll be able to get the quality, affordable care he needs. But the GOP’s controversial proposal to end MinnesotaCare just got scheduled on the floor of the House tomorrow at 10AM, putting Gabe and 100,000 other Minnesotans health care at risk.
We have an urgent need to address the imminent crisis facing our transportation system. Governor Dayton & DFL lawmakers are leading the fight for a sustainable, balanced and multi-modal solution. Now we need House Republicans to support a responsible plan that repairs roads and bridges and public transportation infrastructure with long-term dedicated funding.
A group representing Walmart workers laid off after the abrupt closing of five stores last week planned to seek an injunction on Monday from the National Labor Relations Board that would require the retailer to rehire all 2,200 affected workers. Click on the link to read the entire New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/20/business/laid-off-walmart-workers-head-to-labor-board.html?_r=1
Fast Track legislation that would enable the passage of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been introduced in both the House and the Senate. Passage of the TPP will make it easier for corporations to ship jobs overseas and undermine our wages by putting Americans in competition with workers making less than 60 cents per hour. We can't allow this bill to pass!
UFCW Local 1189 and SEIU Healthcare Minnesota are presenting a discussion forum on nursing facility payment reform in the Minnesota Legislature. Please click on the link for further information: Nursing Payment Reform.pdf
A long-planned study on the effects of MMJ on post-traumatic stress disorder may finally begin after the National Institute of Drug Abuse said it is ready to supply the smokeable cannabis needed for the study. Read the full article here:
Reproduced from mprnews.org: Minnesota House Republicans recently unveiled a budget plan featuring a $2 billion tax cut and more education and transportation spending. To balance it, they proposed slashing health and human services. Their plan will face scrutiny this week as the Legislature returns from its Easter/Passover break, but it's already unnerved some health care advocates. They worry a $1.1 billion cut to human services could harm many needy Minnesotans at time when the state projects a $2 billion surplus.