Lakeshore reached tentative agreement with UFCW Local 1189 on its wage reopener today. After a very jovial negotiating session, the parties came away with a 1.25% increase for all workers, on and off scale, a $0.60-$0.70 increase to the start rate for all categories, and a $0.05 longevity increase per hour worked for all employees who have worked there ten years or more. The committee recommends a yes vote. Voting will take place within the next two weeks. Congratulations to both parties!
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After months of negotiations with the ARGA employers, the contract was ratified by the members on September 30, 2014 by a 3:1 margin in both the meat and grocery contracts!
Unanimous Committee Recommendation! After almost 8 months of bargaining and a marathon 14 hour session, our retail committee has reached a tentative agreement with Lunds/Byerly’s, Jerrys Cub and County Markets, Kowalskis Cub and Kowalski’s Markets and Festival Foods/Knowlans meat depts.
Just before midnight on September 29, 2014 the Union and the following employers: Lunds/Byerly’s, Jerry's Enterprises (Jerry’s Cub and County Markets), Knowlan's Festival, and Kowalski's (Kowalski’s Markets and Kowalski’s Cub) reached a tentative agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Noticeably absent was Corporate Cub, who left bargaining mid-day.
Three informational meetings have been scheduled for Thursday, October 2 at 8:00am, 2:00pm, & 6::00pm at the UFCW 1189 Union Hall in South St. Paul.
On September 18, 2014 and September 19, 2014, the bargaining committee met with your Employer. Most of our discussion was on health care insurance -- about keeping your current plan with a significant premium increase or going to an HRA plan with a high deductible. Wages were also discussed. Both Labor and Management could not reach an agreement. The Union and the Employer have signed a contract extension and have contacted a mediator. Our next negotiation session is scheduled for October 14, 2014 with the mediator present.