Gordy's Negotiations

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.


UFCW Local 1189's Jennifer Christensen and Jim Gleb have now met with the employer four times to discuss a new contract.  The last meeting took place on June 29, 2016.  We have been making steady progress and we have five more bargaining sessions scheduled if needed:  July 28, August 2, August 3, August 23-24, 2016.  Please contact Jim Gleb with any questions.