FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Contact: Jessica Hayssen
UFCW Local 653 Statement on Supervalu sale
Minneapolis, MN – Statement from United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 653’s President Matthew Utecht:
“We value each and every one of our union members and their families. We know they work hard to put food on their families’ and our communities’ tables. They provide the best service to Minnesota’s customers and we are proud to represent them.
Currently, our main concern is for our union brothers and sisters working in Cub Foods in Minnesota. I commit to our members that in the coming days we plan to fight for thousands of our union families. We will fight to maintain good wages, benefits and desirable union jobs won through collective bargaining.
While Supervalu may change ownership, we will continue to serve our members to the best of our ability, ensuring they are protected by current contracts and future ones.”
UFCW Local 653 is a private sector union over 10,500 Minnesota workers strong in the grocery, food processing, retail, and other industries.