April 5, 2023. from the MN Reformer:
As many as 3,000 workers at 33 Cub grocery stores across the Twin Cities say they will go on strike for the first time this week as they seek higher wages after three grueling years on the frontlines of the pandemic that were a boon to grocery stores’ bottom lines.
The workers, who are unionized with UFCW Local 663, say they will strike at the franchise locations owned by Rhode Island-based UNFI starting at 5:30 a.m. on Friday and won’t return to work until Monday morning. The strike won’t affect operations at the 46 other Cub locations which are owned by other companies.
“It’s painful. It’s hurtful. It’s disrespectful what the company is doing to us,” said Cub employee Sue Sami after a news conference on Wednesday announcing the strike outside a Cub location in Maple Grove.
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Cub workers announce historic strike at 33 grocery stores ahead of Easter weekend - Minnesota Reformer