Fred's Negotiations

2017 Contract Negotiations

Your Union Contract is a legal document that contains provisions related to workers' rights and benefits. Your contract is the result of bargaining between the Union and the Employer beginning with the Union's initial proposal and followed by negotiations on items that affect your job. UFCW Local 1189 is committed to keeping you involved and informed.  Regular updates will be available online and by email. (If you would like to receive email updates please contact the office to ensure we have your current email address). When a tentative agreement is reached (or when we receive the Employer's final offer) the Union will schedule a time for you to vote on the proposed changes to your contract. After a majority of voting employees approve their contract language it then goes into effect. If you have questions on the process, please contact your Union Representative.


Congratulations to UFCW Local 1189 members working at Fred's, who ratified a 3-year contract, which will go through April 25, 2020.  The Employer will pay 90 % of the cost of Plan A for all Full-Time and Part-Time employees that qualify for health insurance. Members will pay 10% of the cost of Plan A.  Wage increases range from 50 cents to 25 cents per hour each year of the contract.