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Members at Park Health a Villa Center Win a New Contract, Build a Better Life

By Amber Allen Congratulations to the members at Park Health a Villa Center for winning a new contract! On Friday, April 13th, 2018, the workers at Park Health a Villa Center including Senova and Health Care Services, passed their first … Continue reading

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UFCW Members can now get GED, learn another language for FREE!

UFCW members can now take General Equivalency Diploma (GED) classes for free through Essential GED. To get started, please visit www.ufcw.org/ged and complete the inquiry form. Once you complete the online form, it may take a few days to verify … Continue reading

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UFCW Local 653 Stands in Solidarity with Oklahoma Teachers

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No Spring Recess for Working People

The Minnesota Legislature begins its spring recess this week. While they take a break, the majority party’s many bills attacking working people will be left on the table until they return. Some items on their unfinished agenda include: • Making … Continue reading

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Letter to our Members

To Our Pension Members: The recently ratified collective bargaining agreements with Supervalu and independent employers included a historic restructuring of our retirement program. I consider the outcome of these contracts to be a total success on behalf of UFCW Local … Continue reading

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Minneapolis Grocery Retail Contracts Ratified

By Matt Utecht, President I’m proud to report that the majority of our contracts for our large and independent grocers were ratified on or before Sunday, March 4. Members voted on Kowalski’s, Jerry’s, and Supervalu & independent grocers’ contracts including … Continue reading

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UFCW Local 653 & Local 1189 Join Together in the Labor Against Cancer Movement for THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Media Advisory Photo Opportunity  UFCW Local 653 & Local 1189 Join Together in the Labor Against Cancer Movement for THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY WHAT:             United Food and Commercial Workers Locals 653 & 1189, … Continue reading

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UFCW Local 653 Members at Supervalu Cub Foods, Kowalski’s, and Independent Grocers approve multi-year union contracts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday, March 4, 2018 Contact: Jessica Hayssen 651.261.8559 jessicah@ufcw653.org UFCW Local 653 Members at Supervalu Cub Foods, Kowalski’s, and Independent Grocers approve multi-year union contracts Local 653 Leads Unionized Grocery Industry in Variable Annuity Pension Plan that … Continue reading

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File Federal Taxes for Free

Members! File your Federal Taxes for free through TEAM. Click on the link below. TAXACT HELPS MAKE TAX PREPARATION LESS TAXING. For the 2017 tax preparation season, your work-life Web site offers you and your family TaxAct—an online tool for … Continue reading

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UFCW Local 653 members at Jerry’s Enterprises approve new three-year contract

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