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With a 67:1 vote, workers at Whole Foods Co-op in Duluth overwhelmingly voted in favor of the proposed settlement and ratified their first Union contract. Good things sometimes take time and this contract was no exception.  The Union committee and the employer took the time necessary to make sure that they built an agreement that worked for everybody. The Union committee did an awesome job making sure that their co-workers stayed informed throughout the year long process and ensured that the voices of all were heard at the bargaining table.

The Cub Foods in Inver Grove Heights is the latest store to go through a remodel with new and improved features, including Cub's newest addition of its always fresh popcorn bar.  The store is celebrating this grand reopening with give aways, drawings and free samples through April 25.  This is the third Cub Foods store represented by Local 1189 to be remodeled in the past year.  Local 1189 members are enthusiastic about their remodeled workplace and all it has to offer!  Stop in and see it!!

UFCW Local 1189 members and Whole Foods Co-op reached a tentative agreement on Monday April 9, 2018.  Negotiations started this time last year and although the 12-month process seemed lengthy and there was some heated discussion, both sides negotiated fairly and in good faith.  The agreement, which is a 2-year deal, will be voted by the members on April 20, 2018 and comes with full committee recommendation.  If approved and ratified, the agreement will provide improved wages, benefits, and working conditions for members as well as improvements to seniority language, more f

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