Below you will find the introductory merger letter that was sent to all UFCW Local 653 & UFCW Local 1161 members.
July 12, 2018
Dear UFCW Member,
Enclosed you will find information about building a stronger Local Union together. UFCW Locals 653 and 1161 have the opportunity to bargain better contracts, organize non-union competition, and have a stronger voice in local and state politics by merging our Local Unions.
We’d also have strength in numbers. Together, we will be over 13,000 members strong, making us the largest UFCW Local in the five-state area.
Please read this information, and expect additional mailings in the near future.
Thank you for everything you do.
Matt Utecht Mike Potter
UFCW Local 653 UFCW Local 1161