The Local will be hosting a fundraiser on Monday, September 8, 2014 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at the UFCW Local 1189 Union Hall (266 Hardman Ave. N., South Saint Paul), to show support and raise funds for workers displaced by the Dakota Premium plant closure which left 275 workers out of work, and to assist the 125 workers from the Rainbow/Roundy’s sell off who were left without employment. All funds raised at the event will be used for emergency assistance, which will be administered by the AFL-CIO Community Services of the Saint Paul Regional Labor Federation.
UFCW Local 1189 will be one of the many Unions at the MN AFL-CIO Labor Pavilion at the State Fair! Contact Bernie Hesse for more information and to sign up for a shift at the State Fair! The fun runs from August 26-Labor Day. There will be tons of fun programming for union members, working families, and kids. There will be a kids' mock voting, musicians, coloring contests, live actors playing historical activists, plays, a Labor Day parade, and demonstrations from Building Trades just at our building.
UFCW OUTreach is a constituency group dedicated to building mutual support between our union’s International, regions, and locals and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and their allies in order to come together to organize for social and economic justice for all, regardless of age, race, gender, creed, color, sexual orientation, or gender identity. This year, UFCW 1189 OUTreach tabled at the Twin Cities Pride Festival for the first time. UFCW 1189 staff and members talked to festival goers about the benefits of being Union and buying Union.