From UFCW Legislative Department, 2/1/17: Breaking News...
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Members at Oakland Park Communities in Thief River Falls unanimously ratified a two year contract January 30, 2017. Members will receive an increase in each year of the contract towards their health insurance. Members also will receive premium pay for working on their scheduled days off on the weekend. LPNs will receive $.75 per hour each year and all other members will receive $.50 per hour each year retroactive to January 2, 2017. Congratulations!
From minnpost.com, 1/30/17: What do Brau Brothers Brewing Co., Minnesota Rubber and Plastics and Walmart have in common? They all received subsidies from state or local governments in Minnesota in recent years, along with hundreds of other businesses, according to Good Jobs First, a Washington, D.C. nonprofit that tracks subsidies in an effort to promote government and corporate accountability. With $250,000 in grants and loans, Marshall helped bring Brau Brothers Brewing into its city limits in 2013 from a nearby town.
Update 2.13.17: As of Friday February 10th, the results of the Union Election at Whole Foods Co-op in Duluth MN have officially been certified by the National Labor Relations Board. 7 Challenged assistant manager ballots have been determined to be management and their votes will not be counted nor will their position be a part of the negotiation process. The final total was 43 yes to 42 no in favor of joining UFCW Local 1189.
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