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Congratulations to UFCW Local 1189 members working at Fred's, who ratified a 3-year contract, which will go through April 25, 2020.  The Employer will pay 90 % of the cost of Plan A for all Full-Time and Part-Time employees that qualify for health insurance. Members will pay 10% of the cost of Plan A.  Wage increases range from 50 cents to 25 cents per hour each year of the contract.

UFCW Local 1189 members working at Chisholm Jubilee Foods ratified a 3-year contract deal which will be go through June 6, 2020.  The Employer will pay 100% of the cost of Plan B for all Full-Time and Part-Time employees.  The members will get a 3% wage increase in each year of the contract.  Congratulations!

On Thursday June 1, 2017 the nurses (RNs and LPNs) at Good Samaritan's Comforcare facility in Austin won back their Union in a vote overwhelmingly in favor of joining the UFCW Local 1189.   Pictured left is RN Gina Richardson who along with her coworkers, organized around their desire to provide the best possible care for their residents; numerous scheduling issues; and for respect.  

From MN House of Representatives, 5/26/17:  Day three of the 2017 special session saw lawmakers pass final omnibus bills to be sent to Gov. Mark Dayton, with weary House members wrapping up their work at 2:42 a.m. Friday following a week of long days — and nights — at the State Capitol.  Legislators finished a tax bill that includes extended bar close times for next year’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis, an omnibus education bill that includes $483 million in new money, and a transportation bill with $300 million in new General Fund dollars.