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Free College for UFCW Members & Families

Dear UFCW Member: Every day, we are working hard to provide you—and every single one of our members—with real and powerful benefits that can help bring you the better life you have earned and deserve.  One valuable example of this … Continue reading

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Minneapolis workers win $15 minimum wage

71,000 low wage workers who work in Minneapolis will get raises starting in 2018. The Minneapolis City Council passed a municipal minimum wage ordinance on Friday, June 30 that will require businesses to phase in $15/hour over 5 to 7 years, depending … Continue reading

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Seward Community Co-op Workers Join UFCW Local 653

On June 22, workers at three Seward Co-op stores in south Minneapolis voted to join UFCW Local 653 by an overwhelming margin. Earlier in June, the workers at the three stores, including the Creamery Café, the Seward Franklin store on … Continue reading

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Minneapolis Grocery Workers Retail Survey now open for UFCW 653 Members!

UFCW 653 Minneapolis Grocery workers, we need your thoughts and opinions! Our Collective Bargaining Agreement expires on March 3, 2018. The expiration of this Agreement provides us the opportunity to negotiate over the wages, benefits and working conditions members want … Continue reading

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Shop Union this Memorial Day!

Wondering where to get your union grillin’ goods for this weekend? We’ve got the list of UFCW Local 653 union grocery shops for you so you can feel good about supporting workers who have a collective voice on the job! … Continue reading

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OnPoint Blog welcomes Eastside Food Co-op workers

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Eastside Food Co-op workers vote to unionize with UFCW Local 653

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2017 Contact: Rena Wong, 612-865-4345, rwong@UFCW653.org Eastside Food Co-op workers vote to unionize with UFCW Local 653 Workers at Eastside Food Co-op in Minneapolis won their election on Thursday, April 20th to form a union with the … Continue reading

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Eastside Food Co-op Workers Submit Cards for Union Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2017 Eastside Food Co-op workers submit cards for union election More than 70% of Eastside Food Co-op employees signed and submitted cards to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) yesterday, March 30th, to unionize with … Continue reading

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Linden Hills Co-op workers vote to unionize with UFCW Local 653

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2017 Contact: Rena Wong, 612-865-4345 Linden Hills Co-op workers vote to unionize with UFCW Local 653 Workers at Linden Hills Co-op won their election yesterday to form a union with the United Food and Commercial … Continue reading

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UFCW Statement on Andrew Puzder

For Immediate Release February 15, 2017 Contact: press@ufcw.org  UFCW Statement on Andrew Puzder WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marc Perrone, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union, made the following statement about Andrew Puzder withdrawing his nomination for labor secretary.   … Continue reading

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