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

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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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Here We Go, Fighting the Fight Together

On the morning of Thursday, March 12, 2015, President Matt Utecht went to the construction site of New Hope's Hy-Vee to visit with our fellow unionist who are on an informational picketing line. Construction and General Laborers' Union Local 563, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 82, International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers Local 10, United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local Union No.96 were all out on the informational picket line. Local 653 was out supporting our fellow locals by meeting them on that informational line. If you happen to be in area please show your support with a generous honk of your horn and thumbs up. United we stand! (pictures below)


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UFCW Mourns the Loss of International Vice President Chad Young (Click here for full article.)



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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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

Just a note to thank all who put together the great fishing tourney and Hot Dog picnic. It was a blast for my family and we won a lot of neat stuff. The grandkids are very happy and looking forward to our trip to Ours Resort next June. Thanks for being such a great union.

-Larry Kavanagh
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