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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!

We need members to be alert and know that Big Money Groups are trying to take away paid sick days, a higher minimum wage, and local control.People shouldn't have to worry about whether they can take time off to care for a child or themselves if sick.Big business and the MN Grocers Association are pushing for a statewide ban on cities, enacting paid sick days or higher minimum wages.We need to stop this now!Call Governor Dayton's office at 651.201.3400 or 800.657.3717 and ask him to VETO any bill that restricts Local Control.For more info and how to get invovled: Call Bernie Hesse at 651.216

All You Can Eat                                                     10AM-2PM, Sunday, March 12 at 3715 Chicago Avenue, MPLS, MNPancake BrunchFundraiser to Benefit CTULCenter of Workers United In Struggle, for more information EMAIL: Jil@CTUL.net or Call 612.322.0663CTUL has been a partner in organizing workers in the retail cleaning industry.  Come and celebrate their recent victory!

Union Member Mason Nelson signed up for the Active Ballot Club (ABC) and won!! Mason works at Kowalski's Markets in Oak Park Heights.   By signing up to make weekly contributions to the Active Ballot Club (ABC) he became eligible for the monthly drawing of contributors and won $250.  Active Ballot Club (ABC), the UFCW’s political action committee, leads the charge to elect pro-worker candidates–so we don’t end up with anti-worker politicians making decisions that affect our future.

The Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) - Office of Medical Cannabis will review written comments regarding medical cannabis products' label contents at the next laboratory rulemaking advisory committee meeting.When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 pm

From minnpost.com, 2/8/17:  Last Thursday, Feb. 2, a basement hearing room of the State Office Building was packed. The overflow room was overflowing, so a third room had to be opened (and was soon filled too). Starting at 4:09 p.m. the hearing ran till almost 9 p.m. as one testifier after another weighed in on House File 600, an innocuous-sounding restriction on local government authority.  What was this new proposal? And why the passion?

It has only been one month since the beginning of the state legislative session, and a lot has happened in that time — both good and bad. Last week, Governor Mark Dayton signed into law a bill that'll provide immediate financial assistance to over 100,000 Minnesotans who cannot afford the prices being charged by Minnesota’s non-profit health insurance companies in the individual market.

From UFCW Legislative Department, 2/1/17:  Breaking News... ·         Reps. Joe Wilson (R- SC) and Steve King (R- IA) introduced a national Work for Less bill today. The bill, which the co-sponsors are calling the “National Right to Work Act” would allow employees in union workplaces in all 50 states to benefit from the contracts negotiated by the union and pay no dues.

From minnpost.com, 1/30/17:  What do Brau Brothers Brewing Co., Minnesota Rubber and Plastics and Walmart have in common?  They all received subsidies from state or local governments in Minnesota in recent years, along with hundreds of other businesses, according to Good Jobs First, a Washington, D.C. nonprofit that tracks subsidies in an effort to promote government and corporate accountability.  With $250,000 in grants and loans, Marshall helped bring Brau Brothers Brewing into its city limits in 2013 from a nearby town.

From Citizens Trade Campaign, 1/26/17:  President Trump reiterated his intention to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) this week, and already, big corporations are calling it an opportunity to further rewrite the rules in their own narrow interests — padding their pockets to the detriment of working families, the environment and public health just like in the initial NAFTA negotiation. TAKE ACTION: Tell the President and Congress we need trade policies that put human ne

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