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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!

There is now widespread agreement across the political spectrum that wage stagnation is the country’s key economic challenge. As EPI has documented for nearly three decades, wages for the vast majority of American workers have stagnated or declined since 1979 (Bivens et al. 2014). This is despite real GDP growth of 149 percent and net productivity growth of 64 percent over this period. In short, the potential has existed for adequate, widespread wage growth over the last three-and-a-half decades, but these economic gains have not trickled down to the vast majority.

According to a new independent report from the Economic Roundtable, raising the minimum wage to $15.25 will create $5.9 billion for LA’s economy, generate 46,400 new jobs, and increase state and local tax revenue by $414 million.  Read more here

The Path to Power Candidate & Campaign Training is a weekend long, comprehensive training on all the things a prospective candidate for local office will need to know in order to win. Some of the finest facilitators in Minnesota will cover these topics and more:

ARISE and the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability invite you to attend a meeting of representatives of local and regional stakeholders of the Ford Site development to a round table discussion on shared priorities and potential collaboration:Exploring Collaboration around the Ford Site5:30-7:30 pm Thursday March, 19th - Highland Park Community Center A meal will be provided1978 Ford Parkway, Saint Paul, MN 55116, United States; Library Community RoomParking on Ford Pkwy; Buses Nearby: 23, 84, 74, 46RSVP by March 1 to savannahd@arisemn.orgBuilding fr