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Retail negotiations will begin in earnest in March of next year for the majority of Union Retail Grocery stores represented by UFCW Local 1189. We have designed a survey to gather information from you on what is important in your workplace and your thoughts and ideas regarding your collective bargaining agreement (your Union Contract). Your opinions and input are important. Take the Survey!

From Bloomberg Politics on 8/5/15:  At an Altoona forum Thursday afternoon, Iowa labor leaders will interview four Democratic contenders about what they’d do as president. But they won’t be joined by the one they’d most like to cross-examine: front-runner Hillary Clinton, whose equivocal stance on a trade deal they despise and is causing consternation at this year’s Iowa union confab.  Read entire Bloomberg Politics article here.

From The Hill, By Tim Devaney - 07/27/15 04:34 PM EDTRepublicans on Monday renewed their push for legislation that they say would help prevent workers from being forced into union membership.  Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Monday introduced the Employee Rights Act, a bill that would create new requirements for workers to organize a union and make it easier for them to disband it. The bill would also restrict political donations made by unions.

Jul 25, 2015New York – At a rally today with thousands of workers and supporters, the Communications Workers of America announced that 86% of Verizon workers voted over the last two weeks to authorize a strike if necessary.  The contract expires at 12 midnight on Saturday August 1 and covers 39,000 CWA and IBEW represented telephone workers from Massachusetts to Virginia.  Read entire article from CWA here.

We made it easy to call our Senators! Use the same number!
Please call 888-966-9836 and PLEASE URGE YOUR SENATOR TO VOTE NO ON "CLOTURE" FOR FAST TRACK. Vote could be as early as Tuesday!

In case you didn’t hear yet, things didn't go our way in the House, so the Fast Track fight now heads back to the Senate, with a new vote
expected as early as this Tuesday.

In a close vote, the House approved Fast Track legislation yesterday. While we obviously would have preferred the House to just kill Fast

Twin Cities Pride is the last weekend of June, and we are looking for volunteers to help us at our booth at Loring Park in Minneapolis on Saturday, June 27 from 10am – 6pm and Sunday, June 28 from 10am – 4pm. Shifts are roughly two hours long. If you’re interested, please contact Tamara tjones@ufcw1189.org  know so we have a general idea of who is coming when!