Workers at the new Pequot Lakes, Minn. SuperValu grocery store, owned by S. & R. Quisberg, Inc., have chosen a real voice at work with UFCW Local 653.
The workers in the 100-member unit expressed their desire to form a union by signing authorization cards and the store owner respected their choice. They join with workers in two Cub Foods stores in the Brainerd area to make S. & R. Quisberg an 100 percent union company.
“By using our existing relationships and the employer's past history with our local and our members, we were able to reach out and help this owner provide good jobs
in a new community,” said Local 653 President Raymond Sawicky.
Mandi Turcotte, 19, who works the front end in the Pequot Lakes SuperValu said having a union gives her security in her job and benefits.
“With my union I feel comfortable making my job a long-term career,” said Turcotte.
“I have security in knowing I’m never alone.”