St. Paul Retail Ratification Info

Local 1189 and its negotiating committee members reached a tenative agreement with the St. Paul retail employers (County Market, Cub Foods, Rainbow, Jerry's Foods, Festival Foods, Knowlan's Meat Department, Kowalski's and Lunds & Byerlys) late in the evening on Friday, July 15, 2016.  

Ratification vote will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2016 in the store breakrooms, UFCW Local 1189 and Maplewood Community Center.  Members may vote in ANY location.  Ratification meetings will be held at 9:00 a.m.; 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Maplewood Community Center and at 6:00 p.m. at the Union Hall in South St. Paul for members who would like to attend.  President Christensen will be present for all ratification meetings.  

Click here to view the schedule of voting times and locations as well as the tentative agreement details:  PDF iconSt Paul Retail ratification document 8_4_16.pdf

Click here to view County Market's wage proposal:  PDF iconcounty market wages for ratification.pdf

This settlement comes with the Union Negotiating Committee's acceptance and full recommendation to vote YES to accept.

Please note that a YES vote will be to ACCEPT and a NO vote will be a vote to authorize a strike.

Only votes cast will be counted.

Unanimous Committee Recommendation!