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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"As Attorney General, I will always be a friend to working men and women and their families. Period." Keith Ellison.

"Keith is a champion for labor and workers’ rights. Whenever the UFCW called on him to help in our fight for worker justice, Keith was there, standing with us and fighting for us," President Jennifer Christensen UFCW Local 1189.

Join Local 1189 at our annual picnic and disc golf tournament on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Everything is free!! Free disc golf tournament, free games for kids, free bean bag toss, free raffles and prizes and free food! Family members are welcome! Picnic will be held at Oakwood Park in Cottage Grove (7851 Harkness Ave S; Cottage Grove, MN 55016). Please contact Abe Wangnoo for more information or to RSVP for the disc golf tournament.

The negotiating committee has been working diligently to come up with a fair contract for all; however, the Employer and Union are at a stand still.  After six meetings, we have moved some things out of the way, but very little and are challenged with health insurance.  Essentia wants to move the bargaining unit to a far inferior plan at a higher cost.  The Union is not willing to move at this point, but we are trying to come up with alternative solutions beyond wages that will ease the sting of the health care plan.

May 23, 2018.  UFCW Local 1189 announces its endorsement for candidate Tim Walz for Governor of Minnesota.  Tim's progressive message of keeping labor "front and center," protecting collective bargaining rights, raising the wage, healthcare as a basic human right, and investing in education was delivered with the passion one would expect at a Union hall.

Villa Health Care Facilities represented by UFCW Local 1189 have reached an agreement on a new contract with the employer.  Villa took over facilities previously owned by Fortis, (formerly aka Extendicare).  The homes reaching agreement are Galtier, Rose of Sharon, and New Brighton Health and Rehab (both S&M and LPN contracts). Members will be voting on a 4% increase and benefits for both full and part-time. Final drafts of the Agreement will be available prior to the vote. Voting times will be announced shortly.