UFCW Union members have several scholarship opportunities to assist them in paying for their education. Members are eligible for awards from the Local Union, the International UFCW, and the AFL-CIO. There is no time like the present to plan for your future!
Mariah Abbott, part time cashier at the Maplewood Knowlan's store and a junior at Tartan high school, signed up for voluntary payroll contributions to the UFCW Actve Ballot Club (ABC) and was automatically entered into a drawing. The UFCW ABC is our own political action fund, funded with voluntary contributions from our members (not dues money). ABC funds are used to support candidates and legislative initiatives that work for UFCW members and their families. Mariah won $250 in the drawing, but we all win when we support the UFCW ABC fund. Sign up today to be entered in the next drawing!
There are currently two openings for appointment by the Ramsey County Board Of Commissioners. The Saint Paul – Ramsey County Food and Nutrition Commission is a forum for public and private stakeholders to assess how local food systems are operating and suggest policies, share information and plan for increased access to safe, affordable and nutritious foods. The Commission will create an action plan laying out a comprehensive vision of Ramsey County’s future in terms of access to healthier foods and sustainable local food systems for food production, distribution and consumption.
What: 15 Now & SEIU Rally for $15/hour and a Union
Time: 12:00pm Friday December 5th
Where: Terminal 1, Upper Level Roadway, across from ticketing
Do you dream of owning your own business? Do you want a loan to buy a home? Have you tried to open a checking account but are stopped from getting one? Click on the link for more information on a community meeting scheduled for December 3, 2014. ResponsibleBankingFlyer.pdf
As the largest private employer in the country owned by America's richest family, Walmart has the power to change the lives of workers throughout our economy. Walmart pays so little that many workers can't make ends meet and take care of their families. Many are forced to rely on government assistance. It is estimated that Walmart's low wages cost taxpayers $6.2 billion each year. But there is hope for change.
We are in need of volunteers for GOTV. If members are willing to road trip, we can set folks up in Eau Claire or LaCrosse (or any location of their choosing). In the Hudson area, you can check in with the We Are Wisconsin office located at 522 2nd Street. In the Superior area, opportunities are available through the ILA Hall located at 424 Tower. For more information, please contact Director Bernie Hesse at Local 1189.
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