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On August 14-15, 2014, the negotiating committee met with the Employer.  Tentative agreements were reached on some of the Union's proposals as well as the Employer's.  Negotiations have been scheduled for September 18-19, 2014.  Still open are all the economic proposals.  Union Negotiating Committee members are Rick Cornwell and Timothy Bruels with Union Representative Mike Dreyer.  You can view the Employer's and Union's proposals here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc73ZEOmvIo
We have all seen the commercials, the ones where Walmart compares itself to our local Union Grocery stores. The ads seem to imply that Walmart is saving us all so much money - but like so much we see today, the truth is really missing. UFCW1189's parady of the ad shows the true cost - not the false savings. Watch. Share. and Shop at Union Stores.

Attention Former Rainbow Foods Members August 14, 2014 The Dislocated Workers Program completed their second day of meetings with the Rainbow Committee today. Members from the Rainbow stores in 1189 and 653 make up the committee. Tomorrow, the committee will be selecting a 'provider" to assist unemployed Rainbow workers transition into new jobs and careers. Once the provider is selected, letters will go out to the former Rainbow employees from both Locals. Please keep your eyes on your mailbox!

It has been awhile since we have met with the ARGA employers and thought it was time to inform everyone of what has happened since the June meeting. Also there is no Northern Division general membership mMeeting during the month of August.

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