Take Action!

Minnesota troublemakers are gathering for a day of strategizing and skills-building to strengthen our workers' movement. 
  • Hear from union leaders and activists about how to fight back at work and win.
  • Network and strategize with local organizers to take on the Trump agenda, budget cuts, greedy corporations, and the right-to-work threat.
When: Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

From goodjobsfirst.org, 3/8/17:  More than half of the nation’s 50 biggest cities and counties still fail to disclose online even the names of the companies receiving property tax abatements or other costly economic development incentives. Even fewer report incentive-deal outcomes: Only 13 of the 50 localities disclose the number of actual jobs created by one of their key incentive programs.  Read more here.

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.