Start a Union


Workers choose to organize to join a union for lots of different reasons. But they always have one thing in common: they're ready for job security and some power in the workplace.


Benefits of Being Union

Meat Department Workers at Cub
Better Wages

Union members earn better wages and benefits than workers who aren’t union members

Close up of hands in a hospital waiting room
Better Healthcare

 More than 85 percent of union workers have jobs that provide health insurance benefits

Elderly couple shopping in grocery store
Better Pensions

Unionized workers are 60 percent more likely to have employer-provided pensions

Want to Learn More?
The national UFCW website has a whole guide to getting started with a union in your workplace, as well as other resources.

Contact UFCW 1189

UFCW1189 represents food and commercial workers in Minnesota, Western Wisconsin and North Dakota.

If you’re interested in forming a union at your workplace, contact us to learn more.