Welcome to UFCW Local 653

Dislocated Workers Program-Rapid Response Team, Wilson-McShane, and more were onsite Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Click below to view the letter from President Matt Utecht and pictures from the event.

Dislocated Workers Letter from President Matt Utecht

The Final Chapter of Rainbow Foods is "Closed" -- By Matt Utecht

Health & Welfare and Pension

For information regarding your health insurance or pension.
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Why Union? The Union Benefits

When workers stick together as a union, they have bargaining power.
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Hall 653 For Your Next Event

Beautiful setting for any wedding, meeting or event. Up to 350 guests.
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Marc Perrone Elected President of 1.3 Million Member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

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All Local 653 Members..Good News!

Hy-Vee Drops Out of Maple Grove Proposed Site!

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Union-Made Labor Day Shopping List


2014 Dislocated Worker Job Fair

2014 Crow Wing County Fair

Proposed Hy-Vee in New Hope

President Matt Utecht was recently interviewed with Channel 12 News regarding the proposed Hy-Vee in New Hope. Watch the full interview by clicking here: President Utecht's Interview with Channel 12

The City of New Hope recently posted their Hy-Vee Redevelopment Proposal which includes a master site plan, mock arial views and floor plans. Your help is needed! The City of New Hope has created a survey and is requesting your feedback!

Make your voice heard! Take the survey now by clicking here. 

President Utecht places nonunion grocers on notice in his article "Notice: Nonunion Grocers No Longer Welcome in Minneapolis!" Click here to view the full article.

To find out more about Hy-Vee's interest in New Hope, click here.

Welcome to UFCW Local 653

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 653 represents many jobs, including grocery store workers, nursing home employees, exposition services and paramedic ambulance employees. Strong, active and informed members are essential to the strength of your union. With the participation of our members, the union is able to gain for improved wages, benefits and working conditions. UFCW Local 653 is proud to offer members monthly newsletters, special eventstournamentsscholarshipsticket drawings and access to Ours ResortCamp 653 and our Hall 653 banquet facility.

list_desi.jpg Union meetings will be held the first Monday of every month (October - May) starting at 6:30 p.m. Join us to find out more current information regarding your union. 

Union Plus Everyday Savings

UFCW Local 653- Thank you so much for gifts at Christmas time. The gift cards were much appreciated. To all of you at Local 653, Thank you!

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