UFCW Files Lawsuit to Stop USDA’s Dangerous Pork Line Speed Rule
“We urged the USDA to consider how unsafe this rule would make our workplaces, but they refused,” said UFCW Local 663 President Matt Utecht in Minnesota. “We had no choice but to go to court to stop a rule that will endanger the health and livelihoods of thousands of UFCW members.”
Bacon, ribs, pork chops, hams… we love them all. And we love our members who work at pork plants across the country and make them. Want to keep pork products and pork workers safe? Tell Congress to oppose the USDA proposal to eliminate line speed limits at pork plants. It takes less than a minute to send your U.S. Senators a message.
Members--Here's the Supermarket News about UNFI’s plan to sell Cub Foods I shared with you via text on Friday, October 4. I'm committed to keeping you up to date with news as it happens. We've got your back. -Matt Utecht
Local 663 Seward Co-op Workers Win Interpretation Credit
“I’m excited for the interpretation credit we won through collective bargaining. It’s important to be recognized for my interpretation skills at the coop. I speak Somali, Oromo, Amharic, and English. In the Seward neighborhood, there is a large community of East Africans. Every day that I’m at work, I see the joy it brings to our customers to see someone that looks like them and speaks their language.”