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Ratification will take place on September 30, 2014 at the following locations:

Duluth Labor Temple – Hall R (2nd Floor):  8:00 a.m. -- 7:00p.m.

Presentations of Proposal:  8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.

Hibbing Memorial Building:  6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Virginia Carpenters Hall:  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Grand Rapids Super 8:  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

You may view the details of the ratification settlement by clicking on the appropriate link below:

On August 26, 2014 we met with your employer and exchanged proposals. On September 16, 2014 your negotiating committee met with your employer for the second time to discuss the employer’s ten (10) pages of proposals and the Union’s proposals. As you are aware, some of the employer’s proposals have to do with the NEW TIME CLOCK SYSTEM. The committee was able to agree to some of the employer’s proposals and the employer did withdraw some as well.  There are still many proposals to work on as well as the economic proposals.

On September 1, 2014 the Iron Range Labor Assembly held its 11th annual Labor Day Picnic in Olcott Park in Virginia.  The estimated number of people that attended the event was 1200.  The Labor Assembly served hot dogs and polish sausage with potato salad, pork and beans, chips, and ice cream bars. We had different games for the children along with a raffle and split the pot for the adults.  All the democratic leaders attended this event, including Mark Dayton, Al Franken, Rebecca Otto, Lori Swanson, Representatives Jason Metsa and Carly Melin as well as Senator Dave Tomassoni.

September 19, 2014 - UFCW Local 1189 has received confirmation that Roundy’s has paid over $266,000 to settle grievances filed on behalf of our members for health care and retirement plan contributions on the vacation pay outs. Our health plan administrators at Wilson McShane are now applying this money to individual member accounts.

After almost 8 months of bargaining, a tentative agreement has been reached with ARGA. Our bargaining committee worked long and hard on complex issues.  This tentative agreement has the unanimous recommendation of our rank and file committee to accept the agreement.  Specific language is being written. All agreed upon language changes will be made public and in our members' hands before any vote will take place. No date for ratification has been set, but we are hoping to be able to vote early in October.

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