Smithfield Union To Vote On Contract Offer 

Jun 10, 2021

Smithfield Foods has a tentative agreement with its union. This comes after nearly three months of negotiations and the threat of a strike at the Sioux Falls pork plant.    

Union leadership will hold informational sessions about the proposal before members vote next Thursday.  

Tina Gonzalez is a business agent at UFCW Local 304a and was at the bargaining table.  

Meet the Candidates: Jim Bolin

Jul 27, 2020

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Jim Bolin is a retired educator and hopes to win your vote for re-election to the South Dakota State Senate. Bolin, a Republican, has served on many committees including being the chair of Military & Veterans Affairs. If re-elected, he would represent District 16 which includes Lincoln and Union counties. Mr. Bolin joins us today as we Meet the Candidates.

Sioux Falls AFL-CIO

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SF Immigrant Community, The Union, & COVID-19

Apr 16, 2020

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Labor Shortage Paves Way For Tax Break

Feb 13, 2013

A bill to exempt educational facilities from property tax overcame its first hurdle in the state legislature.

Senate Bill 199 gives a tax break to vocational schools and other learning facilities. Some of the schools are run by labor unions.  They help electricians, welders and other skilled laborers get accreditation and training.