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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Local 1189 heard news this morning that United Natural Foods has acquired SuperValu. While we do not have specific information relating to the future of the Cub Foods stores, members should rest assured that business will continue as usual and current Union contracts will remain in place and enforced.

On June 26, 2018 nominations were held for Local 1189 president, secretary-treasurer, recorder and vice presidents of the southern and northern executive boards.  As required by our bylaws, we held nominations at numerous sites within the jurisdictional boundaries of Local 1189.  Following is a slate of candidates that were nominated and their specific positions:

President:  Jennifer Christensen

Secretary-Treasurer:  Jim Gleb

Recording Secretary:  Jeanine Owusu

June 27, 2018 - Today the Supreme Court issued a decision designed to decrease the power of working people and their unions. UFCW Local 1189 stands with our brothers and sisters across the nation in the fight against an unjust system heavily weighted in favor of wealthy corporations.

Make no mistake. We, the unions and the hardworking men and women we represent, will not sit back and watch as our living conditions erode; only to see the profits from our hard labors line the pockets of greedy boardroom millionaires.

We will fight back.

We will not be discouraged.