UFCW Local 1189 members working at Galtier, New Brighton Health & Rehab and Rose of Sharon nursing homes overwhelmingly rejected the Employer's offer. Negotiations had taken place over the last couple of weeks with Fortis Labor Relations. The Employer's offer included a 1% wage increase. The Union will request the Employer to return to the bargaining table. We will continue to keep you updated.
2016 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.