The Employer and the Union reached a tentative agreement on a first contract for the RNs and LPNs at Good Samaritan's Austin MN care facility. A member meeting/ratification vote is schedule for November 30th from 1-4 pm at the facility in the conference room. Read the proposed contract: Comforcare Contract
Where you work
Your worksite page on UFCW1189.org has everything you need to know about your union membership.
Join UFCW Local 1189 at the annual Children's Holiday Party on Sunday, December 3 from 12-2 p.m.! There will be cookie decorating, games, prizes, refreshments and pictures with Santa! Everyone is welcome to this family friendly event. Football fans: the Vikings are playing the Falcons; we'll have the game on so you can Skol, chat AND enjoy the holiday party!
Attention Wisconsin High School students in Grades 9-12: You can win cash prizes up to $500! Submit an essay on the topic, "Unions have been important to my family and my community because ..." Click on the link to view details: WI Essay Flier 2017-18.pdf
Negotiations at Duluth's Whole Foods Co-op stores have continued to make forward progress; however, not as quickly as the Union might like. It is common in the course of a first contract to spend a great deal of time working to get things right - equally common is the desire for things to be over with. Union bargaining committee members have been diligent in their work toward ensuring that co-op values remain a core focus in the negotiation process and their hard work is beginning to pay off as the agreement starts to come together.
Negotiations were held on September 21-22, 2017 wherein contract proposals were exchanged. The Employer submitted 45 proposals to the Union's 11. View the proposals by clicking on the link. Negotiations will continue on November 1-2, 2017. Sauer Proposals 2017.pdf