Curtis Neff

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Wedge Co-op reaches agreement with warehouse workers

    The Wedge Co-op reached an agreement yesterday on a three-year contract with its warehouse workers, who unionized this spring in a labor dispute. Warehouse employees at the Wedge organized through UFCW 1189 due to concerns about stagnant wages and a top-down management style. Union leader Bernie He ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012
  • News

    July 18, 2012

    The Wedge Co-op hopes for new beginning

    Workers and management try to resolve differences after a contentious year

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Aldi issues anti-union coupons to employees ahead of labor vote

    Aldi employees at the St. Paul store on Suburban Avenue have scheduled a vote to join UFCW Local 1189 later this month. With the June 29 election date approaching, store management has begun aggressively lobbying its workers to vote no on unionization. Management recently issued a cheesy anti-union ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Aldi workers schedule vote to join labor union

    A dozen workers at a St. Paul Aldi store have formally filed for an election to join UFCW Local 1189, according to union organizer Curtis Neff.The workers, at 2005 Suburban Avenue, are scheduled to vote on joining the union June 29, Neff says. UFCW 1189 has had a contentious relationship with the su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Wedge Co-op dumps 'anti-union' law firm: 'We made a mistake'

    The Wedge Co-op has dropped Seaton, Peters & Revnew as its law firm for labor negotiations with newly unionized warehouse workers following critical feedback from members. Wedge board president Sarah Wovcha says she received numerous emails from members about the law firm's perceived "anti-unio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Wedge Co-op hires 'anti-union' law firm for labor negotiations

    The Wedge Co-op has hired an anti-union law firm to handle labor negotiations with its newly unionized warehouse employees, a labor organizer says. Wedge spokeswoman Elizabeth Archerd confirms the co-op has hired Seaton, Peters & Revnew to "advise on the legalities of contract negotiations," th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Wedge Co-op warehouse employees unionize

    Employees of the Wedge's Co-op Partners Warehouse have formed a union to voice their dissatisfaction with wages and management decisions. In addition to the Wedge storefront on Lyndale Avenue, the Wedge runs a warehouse in St. Paul that's a supplier to many co-ops, grocery stores, and restaurants. T ... More >>