Lake City 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.


The Union and Employer met on November 1, 2016.  The Employer presented some initial proposals.  It was agreed to discuss staffing issues at the November 22, 2016 Labor/Management Committee meeting.  Our next negotiations meeting has been scheduled for December 6, 2016 at Lake City City Hall.

Local 1189 and its negotiating committee met with the Employer on October 11, 2016.  The Employer discussed the current financial information as it relates to the facility and its budget.  The Union presented its proposal and discussion items.  We also discussed the current staffing issues.  We have scheduled two additional meetings -- November 1 and December 16, 2016.  Both meetings will be held at Lake City City Hall beginning at noon. Click on the links to view: