UFCW 1189 Hosts Steward Training at Long Prairie Packing

Three new stewards and one veteran steward participated in a training on their rights and responsibilities on August 10th in Long Prairie, MN. The stewards learned about Weingarten meetings, grievance handling, how to educate their peers about the Union, and the importance of community action. The training was presented by Representative Miguel Gutierrez and Director of Organizing Claire Van den Berghe in English and Spanish. Stewards are the backbone of the Union, and Miguel and Claire are excited to continue working with these up-and-coming union leaders at the packing plant to develop their skills as organizers and advocates.