Local 1189 members working in St. Paul area grocery stores selected representatives from their stores to serve on the respective bargaining committees for this spring's negotiations. Members were able to self nominate, or nominate a coworker in person, on-line, or through mail in survey process.

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The Union and Employer met on September 26, 2018 to continue bargaining.  The parties were able to reach several tentative agreements on language changes.  Economic proposals were discussed in-depth and the parties decided to invite the federal mediator to our next bargaining session, which is scheduled for October 19, 2018, to assist us in reaching settlement on these issues.  In addition, a contract extension was signed by the parties extending the current contract until October 31, 2018.  Stay tuned for further updates.

Negotiations began with Prairie Community Services on September 6, 2018.  The Union's negotiating committee includes Linda Haugen, Derek Hagen, Dawn Johnson, Jenna Peasley and Union Representative Tami Denn-Bauer.  The Union and Employer exchanged and discussed contract proposals and were able to come to agreement on many language changes, which were mostly clean-up items.  Economic proposals were presented and will be discussed at our next scheduled meeting(s), which will be held on September 26 and if needed, October 19.  We will continue to update you as these negotiations progress.

This position is an OPEIU 12 Union position classification: Organizer.
DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

The Internal Organizing Representative is an internal organizing and training position, however some external organizing may be assigned. Promotions to Union Representatives from this classification based on ability. Applicant must be available for travel and training outside of the Duluth area.

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