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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A tentative agreement has been reached with Essentia Miller Dwan. The ratification date has yet to be determined. The negotiating committee includes Jake Lepak, Wendy Morin, Lou Ann Fox and Dave Kazmierczak, who worked hard for several months to reach a tentative agreement. Below are some highlights of the agreement reached:

August 14 is Primary Day in Minnesota. It is important that we make the voice of the UFCW heard. The Union Executive Board has endorsed candidates like Tim Walz and Keith Ellison for office based on how their support of working family issues, Unions and Union organizing, UFCW industries, and issues that are important to our members. We have a diverse membership in spanning the farthest reaches of the state and in industries that vary from grocery stores to nursing homes, hospitals to packing houses, medical cannabis to french fry production. We need to keep Unions strong in Minnesota and we have endorsed candidates that we believe will do just that. Here is a list of the candidates we have endorsed:

Governor and Lt. Governor: Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan
Attorney General: Keith Ellison

On July 28, 2018 new owners Tony Fragnito and Ben DeNucci celebrated their grand opening of the Nashwauk Market with Rib Fest Day. Last month Tony and Ben purchased Fred’s of Nashwauk form Larry Majewski who had owned and operated the store for the past 40 years.  The new owners have signed on to the current contract that was in place with Majewski. Our members have kept their health insurance and pension and other benefits.

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