Employer Proposal: Kowalski’s

Here is the original Kowalski’s Management proposal to UFCW Local 653 on January 10, 2018.

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UFCW Local 653 Members of Jerry’s Enterprises vote February 25

Attention UFCW Local 653 members of Jerry’s Enterprises!

The ratification date for your tentative agreement has CHANGED from March 4 to:

Sunday, February 25, 2018
9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites
6300 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Please bring the GREEN colored letter that you received in the mail for admittance with your I.D. to vote.

Members who received a GREEN letter and present it at the door with proper identification will receive a ballot to vote.

Members who receive a YELLOW letter are not eligible to vote because they are in arrears on dues or initiation through the month of January. Such members will be admitted to the meeting when they present their yellow letter and proper identification at the door. Members who receive a yellow letter can come to the union office no later than Friday, February 23 by 3:30 p.m. to pay up dues or initiation fees that are in arrears. They can turn their yellow letter in for a green letter, giving them a ballot to vote at the ratification meeting.

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UFCW Local 653 Economic & Non Economic Contract Proposals

Below are the UFCW Local 653 union proposals that were made to each of the three employer groups with whom we are currently bargaining. These proposals were a culmination of thousands of membership surveys collected throughout mid-June, 2017-September 2017.

Proposals in the order of negotiation dates:

Kowalski’s:

Kowalskis Minneapolis Retail Meat and Grocery 2018 economic contract proposals 1-5-2018

Kowalskis Minneapolis Retail Meat and Grocery 2018 non-economic proposals – details 1-5-2018

Negotiation dates scheduled with Kowalski’s Markets:

January 23, 24 Embassy Suites Brooklyn Center

February 9 Embassy Suites Brooklyn Center

February 13 Embassy Suites Brooklyn Center

February 28 Embassy Suites Brooklyn Center

Jerry’s Foods:

Jerrys Retail Meat and Grocery 2018 economic contract proposals 1-29-2018

Jerrys Minneapolis Retail Meat and Grocery 2018 non-economic proposals – details 1-29-2018

Negotiation Dates:

January 30, 31 DoubleTree Hilton in Brooklyn Center

February 14, 15, 16 Earle Brown History Center

Supervalu & Independent Employers:

Supervalu and Other Retail Meat and Grocery 2018 economic contract proposals 1-31-2018

SuperValu and Other Minneapolis Retail Meat and Grocery 2018 non-economic proposals – details 2-1-2018

Negotiation Dates:

February 1 DoubleTree Hilton in Brooklyn Center

February 7, 8 DoubleTree Hilton in Brooklyn Center

February 26 DoubleTree Hilton Brooklyn Center

February 27 Embassy Suites in Brooklyn Center

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Local 653 Bowling Tournament to benefit LLS

Local 653 members and families! Last chance to sign up and turn in your bowling teams’ registrations this week! Find more information here:

Bowling Tournament  Information and Registration

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Start Times: 12:00 noon

Check in: 11:00 a.m.

Location: New Hope Bowl

7107 42nd Avenue North New Hope, MN 55427

Cost: $9.00 per person (includes shoes) Events: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles Team (2 men and 2 women)

All monies collected from entry fees will be donated to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

• All members, their family and guests are welcome to participate. Winning teams or individual winners must be members.

• A team consists of two men and two women.

• As a “No-Tap” Tournament, we will not be using handicaps.

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UFCW Local 653′s SuperValu & Small Employers’ Bargaining Committee members

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UFCW Local 653′s Jerry’s Bargaining Committee members flyer!

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UFCW Local 653 Lunds & Byerlys Bargaining Committee

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UFCW Local 653 Kowalski’s Bargaining Committee

UFCW Local 653

Kowalski’s Bargaining Committee Members 2018

Melissa Charles, Lyndale

Kim Cizl, Uptown

Elizabeth Johnson, Uptown

Rob Mavison, Eagan

Jacob Stromquist, Parkview

Paul Vonbargen, Eagan

Rhonda Weidling, Uptown

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MN Men’s Roller Derby January 20

Hi, my name is Ace, and I am currently on the UFCW Local 653 bargaining committee for Seward Co-op. By night, my name is VelociSlaughter and I skate with Minnesota Men’s Roller Derby, and our Travel Team, the Twin City Terrors!

We have a home bout coming up on Saturday, January 20 and I’d love to see folks there! Tickets are only $5 and children 10 and under are free. Our league will be dividing into two home teams, each inspired by wizards from fiction. Come out and cheer for great roller derby action!

Love, Slaughter

 

Love,

Slaughter

 

 


 

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Members at Gold Cross Ambulance vote for better lives

Congratulations to UFCW Local 653 members at Gold Cross Ambulance in Mankato, MN who ratified a three year agreement on December 29, 2017. Members at Gold Cross are paramedics and EMTs in Greater Minnesota.

Highlights of the agreement which went into effect on January 1, 2018 include wage increases for all members as well as language updates that improve on-call status and scheduling for members.

(Pictured are paramedic Michelle Zeigler and EMT and Steward John Harding.)

 

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