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It's the most wonderful time of the year!  For the hardworking men and women in our union family, it's also a super busy time.  They're serving customers and families in their communities -- not just in grocery stores but across all our industries -- to make the holidays happen.  

On Thursday, November 30 the nurses (RNS and LPNs) at Good Samaritan's Comforcare facility in Austin ratified a new two year agreement offering across the board wage increases for all bargaining unit nurses.  The new agreement contains a wage and PTO reopener in the second year of the agreement.  The nurses formed their union in order to be a positive voice not only for for each other, but for the residents as well.

Local 1189 currently has one open position on its Southern Division executive board.  Members interested in serving as an executive board member should submit a letter of interest, including Union experience with Local 1189 and a brief statement on why they would like to be considered, to President Jennifer Christensen no later than December 18, 2017.  Mail:  266 Hardman Ave N, South St.

UFCW Local 1189 has reached a tentative agreement with St. Raphael’s. A ratification vote will be held on December 6, 2017.  There are several language changes.  Management agreed to pay any changes to health care as determined by the Trustees. Currently the Employer pays 88% and the Employee pays 12% of the cost of plan A.  This is a 3-year contract with wage increases in each year of the contract. The wage increases are as follows: