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.
Claire Van den Berghe
Articles by Claire Van den Berghe
The Union Negotiating Committee met again with the Employer on July 20th, 2021. This was our first meeting since the members voted down their last, best, and final offer on June 24th. This time, the Union Committee was joined by Jeff Ferro, head of the UFCW International Cannabis Division, and TJ Lauritsen, UFCW International retiree and Cannabis consultant.