Member Benefits

The Member Benefits page provides you with the union benefits and opportunities you have earned by being a UFCW Local member. There are many items to choose from that can add value to your life.

Contracts

Contracts

UFCW Local 653's collective bargaining agreements listed by employer

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Who's My Rep?

Who's My Rep?

Click here to meet your union representative for your workplace.

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Tickets

Tickets

UFCW Local 653 Members are eligible to win tickets for many…

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 Ours Resort

Ours Resort

Ours Resort is a year-round resort open specifically for active…

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FREE College & Scholarships

FREE College & Scholarships

Financial aid opportunities for union members and their families.

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 Meetings

Meetings

Dates, times and locations for both Membership and Executive…

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Union Activities

Union Activities

Fun activities for members and their families!

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T.E.A.M.

T.E.A.M.

Wellness at work. T.E.A.M. offers assistance to solve...

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Apparel

Apparel

Get your UFCW Local 653 apparel here!

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Union Plus

Union Plus

Union Plus consumer benefits brought to you by Union Privilege.

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Retirees Club

Retirees Club

View dates, time and location for Retirees Club meetings.

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LifeMart

LifeMart

Save money on anything from child care to household appliances!

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Your Weingarten Rights

In 1975, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in the Weingarten decision, that an employee is entitled to have a union representative present during any interview which may result in his or her discipline. It is up to you to insist on union representation. If you fail to do so, you may waive your rights.

If you are called into a meeting with any management representative and have reason to believe that disciplinary action may result, read them your Weingarten rights:

“If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my union representative or steward be present at this meeting. Without representation, I choose not to answer any questions.”

Do the following:

  1. Ask your supervisor if you might be disciplined as a result of the interview. If he/she says “No,” ask for a written statement to that effect. If he/she gives you such a statement, you must participate in the interview. If not, read him/her your Weingarten rights, remain for the meeting, take notes, and afterwards immediately contact your union representative.
  2. If he/she says you might be disciplined but will not allow you to have a union representative present, read him your Weingarten rights, stay in the room, take notes, and do not respond to any questions. Afterwards, contact your union representative immediately. If the supervisor allows your union representative to be present, you should participate in the interview.

UFCW Local 653 News

UFCW Local 653, Supervalu, & Jerry’s Enterprises deliver truckload of food and supplies to tornado stricken JBS Swift plant workers in Marshalltown, Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 2, 2018 Contact: Jessica Hayssen 651-261-8559 … [+]

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UFCW Local 653 Statement on Supervalu sale

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 26, 2018 Contact: Jessica Hayssen 651-261-8559 j… [+]

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Local 653 & Local 1161 are Stronger Together

Below you will find the introductory merger letter that was sent to all UFCW Local 65… [+]

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