FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Brooklyn Center, MN–United Food & Commercial Workers Local 663 in Minnesota and Iowa congratulate Governor-elect Tim Walz and Lt. Governor-elect Peggy Flanagan on a successful campaign and election.
UFCW Local 663 endorsed the Walz/Flanagan campaign this fall and mobilized thousands of its union members to vote.
The endorsement followed on the heels of a recent union merger between UFCW Local 653 and UFCW Local 1161 from Southwestern Minnesota and Iowa. The merger created UFCW Local 663 officially on September 1st of this year. UFCW Local 663 is now the largest UFCW local in the five-state area with over 13,200 members.
“Congratulations to Governor-elect Tim Walz and Lt. Governor-elect Peggy Flanagan on their win last night. It was indeed a win for our union, the Labor Movement, and the entire state. We are excited to work together to continue to build a Minnesota that uplifts even more working families, protects more workers on the job, and inspires dignity and respect in all that we do,” said President Matt Utecht of UFCW Local 663.
UFCW Local 663 is a private and public sector union over 13,200 workers in Minnesota and Iowa in the grocery, meat packing, food processing, retail, healthcare and other industries.
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