The Worker Organizing Committee and the management of Seward Coop have agreed "to work together to ensure a fair and democratic election" on Thursday, June 22, they announced. Workers will vote whether to be represented by United Food & Commercial Workers Local 653.
Workers at Seward Community Co-op hope to become the next group of co-op employees to win union recognition. On Wednesday, more than 100 workers and supporters marched to three Seward locations, chanting, “Union Power!”
The Hardman Avenue Workers Center, located at the UFCW Local 1189 hall, will hold a grand opening celebration Thursday, June 8. The center will offer free workshops for people who need assistance or have questions about the immigration process.
More than 70 percent of the employees at Eastside Food Co-op in Minneapolis signed and submitted cards to the National Labor Relations Board Thursday to unionize with United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 653.
As part of an on-going campaign to stop the privatization of Medicare and Social Security, union and Working America members delivered petitions signed by several hundred Minnesotans to the St. Paul office of U.S. Senator Al Franken Monday.