Welcome to UFCW Local 653

"UFCW Local 653 supports our MNA brothers and sisters--let's show them all the support we can!!! Labor needs to stick together now more than ever!!!"
-President Matt Utecht (details below)

Join in Showing Support to our MNA Brothers and Sisters!

Letter to Local 653 Members re. Proposed Hy-Vee in Robbinsdale

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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Book Your Stay at Ours Resort

Find out more about booking a cabin at Ours Resort on Lake Superior in Lutsen, MN.
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Our Minnesota Nurses Association Needs your Support!

"UFCW Local 653 supports our MNA brothers and sisters--let's show them all the support we can!!! Labor needs to stick together now more than ever!!!" -President Matt Utecht

As most of you have likely heard, the Minnesota Nurses Association has authorized a strike at their Allina facilities. They need support from union brothers and sisters.

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3 to support the nurses!

1. Walk the Picket Line:

Nurses will be outside all five facilities from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., June 19-June 25. You can sign up for a picket line shift at www.allinastrike.org. Mid-week shifts are the priority.

2. If you haven’t already, please sign our public petition in support of Allina nurses: http://mnnurses.org/issues-advocacy/issues/petition/…

3. Sign the Public Letter: http://www.ufcw653.org/…/2066/Allina_Support_Letter_Form.pdf


UFCW Local 653 Staff Supporting Teamster US Food Workers on the Picket Line Last Week


Are you a soccer fan?

How would you like to go to the first-ever soccer match at Target Field on Saturday, June 25th?

Be sure to check out April's Fact Finder to learn more about your chance to win! Click here to view this month's Fact Finder:http://www.ufcw653.org/files/5014/6012/9184/Apr_FF.pdf





UFCW and Stamp Out Hunger Partnership

We are excited to announce that the UFCW International is a new national partner for the 24th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which will take place in 2016 on its traditional second Saturday in May: Saturday, May 14! (click here for further details: http://www.ufcw.org/…/ufcw-partners-with-nlac-for-stamp-ou…/ )

Local 653 will be providing bags for the food drive and volunteering at 5 Cub Foods drop sites. We hope you will join us in supporting this great cause!





Contract Passed!

Congratulations to all Local 653 members for the ratification of the new collective bargaining agreement.

2016 Minneapolis Retail Negotiations

The 2016 Minneapolis Retail Negotiations began Tuesday, January 26, 2016. The following proposals were made on Wednesday, January 27, 2016:

Local 653 Proposals to Management

Local 653 Proposed Store Closing Language

Employer Proposals to Local 653

Pictured below is President Matt Utecht with Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy and newly elected President of the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou. Congratulations, Chelsie!





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 Resort.

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-I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the circus tickets. It was a generous gift and much appreciated. It was a great time, and fun to be with my grandchildren. They enjoyed being greeted by Wally the Clown, the coloring books, and the light up toys. Of course the cotton candy was a big hit, and more than enough to take home for later in the day. Thank you again for you thoughtfulness. It was great to be rewarded with the tickets. Your efforts for me and other members of Local 653 are appreciated.

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