UFCW members at S.B. Foot Tanning Company in Red Wing are scheduled to begin negotiating a new Agreement on March 1 of this year. The members at the plant (formerly Local 335) voted to merge with UFCW Local 1189, increasing the size of their local union many times over and increasing their bargaining power at the table. A Union meeting will be held on February 26 from 2:30 - 3:30 at the Red Wing Labor Hall.

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UFCW members can now learn a foreign language online for free.  To get started, please visit ufcw.org/language to fill out an inquiry form.  It may take a few days to verify UFCW membership; however, once confirmed, members will receive an email explaining how to login and begin taking free foreign language classes.  The UFCW created this program in partnership with Powerspeak Languages because they offer a self-guided program platform that allows someone to learn the language of their choosing at their own pace.  By using this program, UF

The Union and Miller Dwan met for negotiations on Wednesday, April 04, 2018. The Union gave the Employer their proposals. The Employer did not respond to any of the Union’s proposals. The Union is waiting for the next meeting for the Employer to give the Union their proposals. The next negotiations date is scheduled for April 10, 2018.

The Union and St Luke’s met for negotiations on Friday, March 23, 2018. This was our third session of negotiations. Things are moving along smoothly. Several Tentative Agreements (TAs) have been made with movement from both sides.

Some of the TAs include: higher experience credit for new hires, high census bonus for CNAs, and changing the minimum hours of pay for on-call members from three (3) hours to four (4) hours.  We’ll be moving into the economics at our next Negotiations meeting on March 30, 2018.  Stay tuned for more updates!

UFCW Locals 1189 and 653 joined together with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) representatives, as well as retail employers to kick off its Labor Against Cancer retail campaign on March 15 at LLS offices.