On April 20, 2017 the UFCW Union committee and negotiating team met with the company for the first scheduled bargaining meeting. The first set of meetings started off with a round of introductions before each party explained their proposal. The Union proposal, which was derived from a combination of best practices, WFC surveys and results from listening sessions was presented item by item to the company.
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Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are now being accepted. The Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship is available to minority students from Union families attending or planning to attend one of the 31 technical colleges, community colleges and/or state universities in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.
(Watch video by Howard Kling, Workday Minnesota) On April 9, one day before the Minnesota House followed the Senate and passed a raise in the state minimum wage, marchers rallied in Sartell to hold corporations like Walmart and McDonald's to higher standards of pay and conditions for the minimum wage workers at their stores.
March 27, 2014 - Union delivers a short but strong NO! on Employer proposals to the elimination of preference of hours and meat 1 1/2 pay on Sunday to the Employers (Lunds Food Holdings, Kowalskis and Jerry's Enterprises).
March 26, 2014 - ARGA and the Union met for their second bargaining session. Both sides had a good discussion on several items with health care being the biggest subject.
The Employers made it clear that they are not pleading poverty. We did reach some tentative agreements. The Employers started off the morning on our proposal which was short and sweet. We have a tentative agreement to change the Local number from 1116 to 1189. The rest of our proposals are economic issues which the Employers said they want to get all non-economic issues off the table first.