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The UFCW 1189 Executive Board has made its first endorsements of the 2022 Election!


The UFCW 1189 Executive Board has endorsed Rep. Rick Hansen for state house 52A. Rep. Hansen is a friend of labor and UFCW 1189. Rick has been on picket and strike lines standing with workers in his district. He has supported legislation that supports grocery, cannabis, and meatpacking workers since he has held office. UFCW 1189 is proud to stand with him for re-election.


After seven years as a UFCW 1189 Steward, Joe Jones, of Cornerstone Villa in Buhl, is moving on to another career. During his tenure Joe was a charismatic advocate for his fellow workers. He instituted monthly meet and greets with the rep and there was never a person that didn’t know him or know that he was the one they could go to for help or just a friendly ear. He always made sure everyone was heard.

Minnesotans needs your help. Minnesota nursing homes serve thousands of our family members every day. They are in dire need of care. There simply are not enough nursing assistants to do the job. Being a Nursing Assistant is an opportunity to serve your community in its time of need. It is an opportunity to provide dignity, and comfort to our grandmothers, to our grandfathers, to our loved ones. They need us. They need you. Throughout the pandemic many heroes have emerged to provide care to those in need. Will you be part of the next wave of heroes?

Look for these buttons on workers in some of our Union Grocery stores, letting customers know that proud Union members are the ones helping them prepare for the holidays! Whether it's food for your feast, candy for stockings, or wreaths to deck the halls, Union grocery stores have everything the holiday season needs! So thank a Union retail grocery worker this holdiay season, and have a Happy New Year. 

The Union negotiating committee has reached a tentative agreement with Vireo with a recommendation to vote YES from the entire bargaining committee. The committee decided on this recommendation because they truly believe that this is the best contract we will get with the company through the bargaining process.

This is a major improvement over the company’s last, best, “final” offer presented this summer, and the Union committee fought tooth and nail to keep the progressions in wage scales.