"As Attorney General, I will always be a friend to working men and women and their families. Period." Keith Ellison.
"Keith is a champion for labor and workers’ rights. Whenever the UFCW called on him to help in our fight for worker justice, Keith was there, standing with us and fighting for us," President Jennifer Christensen UFCW Local 1189.
Never waivering, Keith has kept the lives and welfare of working people in the forefront of his work. In Washington, he carried the bill for a $15 minimum wage and is leading the charge against wage theft the federal level. He has stood up for a just workplace, "If you’re working hard on your job, no matter who you are or what your background is, you should have an equal shot of getting hired and promoted." And he has defended the rights of workers to belong to Unions, "I will protect workers from employment discrimination. I will also protect workers who exercise their legal right to join together and fight for higher wages and better working conditions."
The members of UFCW Local 1189 stand with Keith Ellison for Attorney General because he has stood with us.
UFCW Local 1189 represents 10,000 members working in Northern, East Metro and Southeastern Minnesota in retail, grocery, health care, meat packing, manufacturing, food processing and medical cannabis industries; and working as pharmacists, paramedics, barbers, truck drivers and in non-profit and public agencies; and members working in Wisconsin and North Dakota.