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The looming multiemployer pension crisis instilled a sense of urgency in Utecht to confront the issues and make appropriate plans to protect UFCW members from the dejection that he had witnessed from the older couple.
Sherburne has spurred the privatization of health care services for county jails, displacing county workers and leading to dangerous conditions for the incarcerated. The revenue is somewhat restricted leading to complaints from Sheriffs in contract negotiations.
Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), provides highway construction pre-apprentice laborer training opportunities for women and minorities who are underrepresented in the highway construction industry.
Workers are organizing through unions and other organizations to improve their lives. Union representation provides a voice on the job and the opportunity to improve wages, benefits and working conditions.